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

Tiger in Ranthambore National Park in India

IUCN signs Memorandum Of Understanding with the Global Tiger Forum

On 13 August 2014, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) joined hands with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) by signing an MoU to complement ongoing efforts for conserving tigers in the wild. GTF is an inter-governmental body committed to saving wild tigers from extinction. The signing of the MoU is of immense importance, given that the tiger is locally extinct in Central Asia, Indonesia and also in most parts of China, and that most of the remaining tiger populations are too small to sustain themselves in the wild. …  

12 Sep 2014 | Article

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

Leaders for Nature - India Master Class

Leaders for Nature India organized first Master Class

"It is high time businesses start internalizing their environmental externalities, and build towards a green Indian economy" said Mr. P. R. Sinha, Country Representative, IUCN India, whilst addressing the industry representatives at the first Leaders for Nature Master Class, organized on 8 May 2014 in New Delhi. During the day long Master Class, members of the Leaders for Nature network and interested partners sat together with leading experts from the IUCN team to understand the impacts and dependencies of businesses on nature, as well as assess what opportunities and risks arise from this. IUCN developed knowledge tools such as IBAT (Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) were also introduced to the participants. …  

15 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

National TV of India features IUCN in 'Biodiversity Special - Save our species'

On the occasion of International Biodiversity Day 2014, Doordarshan - the national TV channel of India produced a documentary to highlight the importance and challenges facing biodiversity conservation. The film titled Biodiversity Special - Save our species, also highlights the role of businesses and private sector in conservation and features interviews with PR Sinha, Country Representative IUCN India and representatives of major businesses in India. To watch the film please follow the following links. …  

09 Jun 2014 | Article

SOS Save Our Species, Turtle Survival Alliance

Conserving River Terrapins in a Tiger Reserve

SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India office reports on positive developments for the Critically Endangered Northern river terrapin (Batagur baska) in India. …  

20 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

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

Tiger photographed by camera-trap in Thailand

Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

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