Seasonal harvest
Fishing boat in the river Meghna

Call for application: Water Futures II

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India, have a focus on national issues. Rather, attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns. …  

24 Aug 2014 | Article

Minister speaking at the occasion

Towards Building Coastal Resilience in South and South-east Asia

Building coastal resilience is a priority as many coastal communities in Bangladesh and other Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, such as storms, floods and droughts, and to climate change. …  

30 Mar 2014 | Article

Training of Trainers (ToT)

Participatory Video: Learning beyond borders

The wonderful thing about using a camera is that it sets young adults free from the expected idioms of books and writing and thereby helps them to explore and express. It helps them in connecting better with their surroundings and the world without. …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

Wildlife Film Festival

IUCN participates in the 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2014 in Delhi

On the occasion of 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, IUCN will host a screening of the film “Hilsa and the Lives in Between” on 01 February 2014. Based on scientific research and policy studies, the film illustrates the issues of depleting stock of Hilsa, livelihood crisis, consumer demands and policy prerogatives. The screening of the documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion that will elaborate on the issues pertaining to the need for cooperation across the national boundaries to conserve the Hilsa. …  

26 Jan 2014 | Article

Discussions

Promoting interdisciplinary cooperation on trans-boundary water resources management through dialogues

In a bid to provide a solid foundation for on-going cooperation on ecosystem sustainability across a wide range of stakeholders from Bangladesh and India, the Ecosystems for Life organized a series of dialogues and consultations in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 – 13 December 2013. …  

22 Dec 2013 | Article

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

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

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

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

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IUCN announces fellows for Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is pleased to announce the results of the Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013. After a rigorous process of short listing and selection, two applicants from India and two from Bangladesh have emerged as successful fellows. The successful candidates are Mr Anamitra Sengupta (Principal Correspondent, the daily Anandabazar), Ms Ratna Bharali Talukdar (Freelancer, Assam), Mr Hamid-Uz-Zaman (Staff Reporter, the daily Janakantha) and Mr Abu Bakar Siddique (Staff Reporter, the Dhaka Tribune). 

28 Jul 2013 | Article

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