Launch of project at the HSBC Head Office

HSBC joins with IUCN to promote conservation to mark the Bank’s 150th Anniversary

On 26 August 2015, HSBC Bank launched three projects to mark HSBC Bank’s 150th Anniversary — one of which in partnership with IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office. The proposed winning idea by IUCN was developed by IUCN Sri Lanka biodiversity team on the topic “Enhancing Education and Awareness on the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Serial Property in Sri Lanka Conservation of Central Highlands.” …  

07 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

White back and long billed vultures near Mithi Islamkot Sindh, Pakistan

Baanhn Beli and IUCN launch project to prepare Strategy for Protection and Conservation of fast-disappearing Vultures

At the Baanhn Beli office in Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Sindh, close to the Pakistan-India border, a new project was launched with a simple yet colourful, well-attended event to prepare a comprehensive national strategy to protect and conserve vultures. These birds have become a highly endangered species in Pakistan in recent years. …  

28 Aug 2015 | News story

Presenting the

IUCN Sri Lanka National Committee member staff bagged the best photograph award (Member category) at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum Photo contest

There were 88 impressive photographs submitted for the Photo contest “Conservation in Asia”… To illustrate the importance of conservation in this extraordinary region of the world, IUCN Asia held a photo contest leading to the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held in Bangkok from 10-12 August 2015. …  

28 Aug 2015 | News story

Students and Universities Agents of Change in promoting Sustainable Transport

An orientation session on awareness Raising Campaign on Sustainable Transport was organized at the NED University by IUCN PAKISTAN under the PAKSTRAN project in collaboration with NED University Karachi. …  

24 Aug 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Sun_drying on drying stands

Health N’ Delft: Clean and healthy Delft dry fish for niche markets

Delft (also known as Neduntivu) is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. With a land area of 49.2 km², it is the second largest island lying within the territorial waters of Sri Lanka and is approximately 10km away from the mainland. The island has a population of 4,502, belonging to 1,309 families. About 1,200 individuals in 560 families are engaged in fishing as their main livelihood.  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Recent floods in Tien Hai village, Cat Ba

Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance continues its support to improve the environmental protection in Ha Long - Cat Ba after the flood

On behalf of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance, USAID, IUCN and MCD have sent a letter to Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee to extend their sympathy and solidarity following the heavy rains and flooding that have hit Quang Ninh Province and have caused extensive damage and loss of life. …   | Vietnamese

14 Aug 2015 | News story
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Birds watching

Investing in Birds and Future: International Migratory Bird Day programme involving school children

The Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka is located on a migratory bird pathway traversed by many water bodies, and is known to be a haven for birds and a favored destination of bird lovers. In celebration of the importance of migratory birds and pathways, the Provincial Ministry of Environment together with the Ministry of Education, have organized a 3-day awareness campaign for youth and school children in the Jaffna area. …  

15 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild

Great news from Cambodia, one of the four countries where the Turtle Survival Alliance and its partners are implementing an SOS-funded project to help protect and conserve the South East Asian Terrapins. The Cambodian component of the project, carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced the release of 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.   …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

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