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Erosion due to logging in Papua

Indonesia’s Papua provinces link REDD+ benefit sharing with local forest governance efforts

Leveraging local Forest Management Units and customary boundaries mapping to build REDD+ governance and benefit sharing arrangements is playing an important role in Indonesia’s national climate plans, forest tenure reforms and green growth strategy …  

09 Nov 2015 | Article

National Exposure Visit on Truck Freight System

Coordination between relevant institutions and stakeholders is crucial for the promotion of sustainable transport in Pakistan. In this regard a diverse group of relevant stakeholders physically visited and observed the operations of Karachi Port Trust and freight transport on 6th November 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

Flood in Thailand, 2008

Business, ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction

What do ecosystems have to do with DRR and why should business care? This was the topic of a presentation made recently by IUCN’s Asia Regional Office during a roundtable discussion organised by UNESCAP’s Business Advisory Council on the topic of business and disaster risk reduction.   …  

02 Nov 2015 | Article

Mangrove trees in front of the Marriott Sathorn Vista in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future: Engaging the private sector in supporting coastal resilience in Thailand

Two years ago, IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future, launched a partnership with Marriott Hotels & Resorts Thailand to support coastal communities and mangrove restoration efforts in Thailand. Mangrove trees were set up in front of the seven Marriott hotels in Bangkok, and each hotel property in Thailand has been raising funds from their guests which have supported mangrove replanting at degraded sites around Thailand. …  

29 Oct 2015 | Article

Taktsang Dzong (Monastery) in Paro, Bhutan.  The monastery is also known as the “Tigers Nest” referring to the legend that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location back of a tigress.

Two New Members Join the Asia Protected Areas Partnership

The Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) has continued to gather momentum in recent months, with the addition of two new members: the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan, and the Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

汪洋副总理会见IUCN总干事Inger Andersen等人一行


 2015年10月25日,中国•北京——十月金秋,由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)、中国国家林业局、北京市政府和亚太森林组织共同主办的“首届生态系统治理论坛”在人民大会堂拉开了帷幕。政府代表、学术专家、国内外环保非政府组织代表、私营部门代表,以及当地社区代表近三百人,齐聚一堂,共同关注并探讨生态系统治理这个全球关注的问题。IUCN主席章新胜先生、全球总干事Inger Andersen女士,国家林业局局长张建龙先生,亚太森林组织董事会主席赵树丛先生,联合国森林论坛秘书长Manoel Sobral Filho先生,北京市副市长林克庆先生,出席本次论坛开幕式并致辞。 …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

IUCN welcomes 16 new Members, including two from Asia

The IUCN Council has admitted 16 new Members to IUCN. Two of the new Members, Society for Empowering Human Resource and TERRE Policy Centre, are from Pakistan and India respectively. …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

‘Natural products being replaced with synthetic products’alarming, say experts

Pakistani products patented by other countries will have negative impacts – experts
A consultative meeting was organized jointly by the Ministry of Climate Change and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to discuss possibilities of incorporating biosafety concerns into the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).  …  

21 Oct 2015 | International news release

Workshop - NBSAP

IUCN Hosts a workshop on Food and Nutrition aspects of Biodiversity

On 7 October 2015, food, nutrition and biodiversity experts from around the country met at the Plant Genetic Resource Centre (PGRC) in Gannoruwa, Kandy to discuss linkages between food and nutrition concerns and biodiversity conservation in the context of developing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The workshop was jointly organised by the GEF/UNEP/FAO Project on ‘Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition’ (BFN) implemented by PGRC. IUCN Sri Lanka is the main technical partner to the Biodiversity Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment for the formulation of the NBSAP for the country. Consultations with different sector groups is part of the process adopted in NBSAP formulation and food and nutrition is one of the key areas where biodiversity plays a key role. …  

15 Oct 2015 | News story

Participants in the interactive session during the seminar on 'The Process and Outputs of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM'

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species inspire Bangladeshi youth to conserve nature

It’s inspiring when hundreds of young people talk about The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and biodiversity conservation. It is moving that these young minds had promised to protect nature like their mother and to see how they are more motivated, aware and responsible about taking care of their environment.  

14 Oct 2015 | News story