Inaugural Session in Guwahati, Assam

Water Futures in South Asia – Time for closer cooperation

The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM), the three major rivers in South Asia, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometers and have direct impact on around 620 million people.  Today more than ever, cooperation is needed to meet the water-related needs of the growing population in the basin for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses and sustain it’s ecology. Thus water cooperation between Bangladesh and India  can be nurtured through dialogue and people-to-people contact between these two neighbouring countries. …  

27 Nov 2013 | Article

The Symposium brought together a number of key sectors and partners

Regional symposium puts spotlight on the need to protect marine biodiversity and Asia’s coastal fisheries

 Representatives from more than 12 countries attended a Regional Fisheries Symposium from October 28 to 30 in Kochi, India with the goal of exploring ecosystem-based approaches to protecting fisheries and marine biodiversity in South and Southeast Asia, and to share practical science-based solutions to fisheries issues. …  

28 Oct 2013 | Article
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Life in the char

Call for entries to Rivers for Life Photo Contest has been extended

Due to popular demand, we are glad to announce that we have extended the deadline for the call for entries until November 05, 2013. We invite you to go with your own interpretation of the themes we have. So get your entries in! To know more about the competition, register and upload images, please log on to www.riversforlife.net 

23 Oct 2013 | Event

Mr. Hem Pande (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) speaks at the IUCN Sustainability Solutions plenary session.

Leaders for Nature - India discusses strategy at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit

A special plenary session was held, to introduce the Leaders for Nature – India, at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit this evening in New Delhi.  | Dutch

18 Oct 2013 | Article

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Raising awareness on the issue of unsustainable fishing: not “just” the Ganges River Dolphins’ problem!

Unsustainable fishing practices are a key issue in the Indian Brahmaputra river system and threaten the local population of Endangered Ganges River Dolphins, now reduced to just 300 remaining individuals. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

SOS, Pygmy Hog

Pygmy Hog Conservation: Hunting for genetic diversity in the long grass of Assam

To save the Pygmy Hog species first you have to catch a Pygmy Hog, or two. But quite how one captures such a shy, diminutive animal – India’s most threatened mammal - is partly science, partly experience and a lot of luck. So the successful capture of 3 wild hogs in March 2013 represented an important if small contribution to the captive breeding gene pool. …  

04 Oct 2013 | News story

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Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery

At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020. …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

IUCN Country Representative: Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha

IUCN India Country Office welcomes new Country Representative

IUCN India Country Office is pleased to welcome Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha as the new Country Representative.   
 

01 Oct 2013 | News story

Book cover Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes

Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes

IUCN’s visualizing sustainable landscapes is a manual aimed to support the environmental community who is using visualization techniques to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas when dealing with conservation and development situations. The manual contains various visualization techniques that will facilitate communication among various stakeholders from different ethnic groups, with different levels of educations and literacy and different needs.   …  

25 Sep 2013 | Downloads - publication

The River Jamuna

Rivers for Life:Photo Competition:Call for Entries

 IUCN is  pleased to announce a photo competition titled “Rivers for Life” to showcase the diversity of the river Brahmaputra/Jamuna. The call for entries into the competition invites amateur or professional photographers in Bangladesh and India to register and upload images and moments captured in the Brahmaputra/Jamuna region before October 20, 2013.
 

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans
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