Agriculture in Nepal
Village tiger response team in Bangladesh

Tiger conservation programme launches call for proposals

Today, IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is launching a call for field-based projects for tiger conservation. Nine tiger range countries are eligible for funding under this programme and multidisciplinary projects delivered by collaborative partnerships are encouraged. The five-year programme is funded by the German government through the KfW Development Bank. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Myanmar-Nepal Exchange of Forest and Farm Producer Groups

Myanmar-Nepal Exchange of Forest and Farm Producer Groups

On June 6-19, 2014, 24 representatives of Myanmar NGOs, parliamentarians, the Forest Department, and local communities visited Nepal to learn from its experience with community forestry and see what it takes to build successful community businesses. They met community forest user groups (CFUGs), community enterprises, NGOs, buyers and marketers, and government officials and discussed a range of issues from forest management to business establishment and marketing. The trip, which was organized by IUCN and ANSAB, the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources, was sponsored by the FAO-led Forest & Farm Facility (FFF) and Pyoe Pin, a DFID/Sida-funded civil society support program in Myanmar. …  

29 Sep 2014 | Article

Red List Poster

Nepal’s Red List of Mammal Species Poster Released

IUCN Nepal released the poster on ‘Red List of Mammal Species of Nepal’ on the occasion of the 8th National Conservation Day. The event was also successful to share information on the 50th Anniversary of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

26 Sep 2014 | News story

Participants of the Workshop

Forest and Farm Facility: Monitoring and Learning Workshop

A two-day workshop, on “Forest and Farm Facility Monitoring and Learning,” jointly organized by IUCN Nepal, along with FFF Nepal partners and FAO Rome, took place on August 18-19, 2014 at Kathmandu, Nepal. …  

20 Aug 2014 | News story

Mt. Everest range view from Mt. Amadablam.

Protecting forests can save lives

Snow avalanches threaten people, towns and transport systems in many mountainous regions throughout the world. Growing scientific evidence now shows that forests have the potential to prevent avalanches from starting, which makes them a valuable means of protection with immediate impact. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

11A-14-06, Kae Kawanishi MYCAT, SOS Save Our Species, MYCAT, Tigers

World Tiger Day - New hope despite the numbers?

It is a curious thing that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild right now as we mark World Tiger Day. According to estimates as few as 3000 roam the wilds of the 13 tiger range countries of Asia. That’s a big area and a very low number. In fact we have lost 97% of all wild tigers in a little more than 100 years.   …  

29 Jul 2014 | News story

Cattle herder in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

IUCN becomes project agency for Global Environment Facility (GEF)

A milestone was reached in IUCN’s history with the recent news that it has been accepted as a Project Agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This will boost IUCN’s impact on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development around the world. …  

26 May 2014 | News story

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Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now!   …  

15 May 2014 | Event

Tiger at Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Nepal celebrates ‘zero poaching year’ for rhino, tiger and elephant

Nepal recently marked a successful year of species conservation by announcing that during the previous 365 days, not a single incident of rhino, tiger or elephant poaching had been recorded in any of the country’s protected areas.   …  

14 Mar 2014 | Article

Migratory Birds on Taudaha Lake

World Wetland Day

The global community celebrates World Wetlands Day on February 2nd of each year. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 1971. Like other countries in different part of the world, Nepal also celebrated World wetland Day with a dedication to mark the theme of this year ‘Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth’. …  

02 Feb 2014 | News story

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