Project Launch - Watershed Conservation and Restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest

Launch of HSBC funded project: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya

Funded by HSBC, the ‘Watershed Conservation and Restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya’ is a three year project implemented by Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform (SLBBP) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC). IUCN Sri Lanka functions as the technical partner of this project. The project was launched at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce office in Colombo on 1 October 2015 and in attendance were Mr Sriyan Cooray, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr Mangala Yapa, Secretary General/CEO, CCC, Mrs Shiranee Yasaratne, Advisor, SLBBP and Mr Shamen Vidanage, Programme Coordinator, IUCN Sri Lanka.   …  

09 Oct 2015 | News story

Associate Prof. Dr. Dinh Xuan Thao - Director of Institute of Legislative Studies, National Assembly, Viet Nam making speech at the training

Hydrodiplomacy training: International water law and regional cooperation

Between September 21 and 28, BRIDGE organized series of training workshops on international water law and regional cooperation for the Cambodia National Mekong Committee and National Assembly in Phnom Penh, the National Assembly in Hanoi, and Myanmar and Thai government officials and Thai NGOs in Bangkok. The training was led by Dr. Alejandro Iza, Director of IUCN's Environment Law Center in Bonn. …  

30 Sep 2015 | News story
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IUCN Sri Lanka partnered with ECO-V in “Kolomba Yathra” for climate change (Colombo walk)

The Kolamba Yathra: an Interfaith Journey for Sustainability was a one-day program with youth of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds walking around the City of Colombo — the commercial capital of Sri Lanka — to create awareness on Climate Change.  Conducted by Eco Friendly Volunteers (ECO-V), the main objective of this year’s Yathra was to raise awareness of climate change issues across the Colombo public, to engage religious and political leadership on climate change action, and most particularly to engage youth in modeling and action for eco-friendly, sustainable methods, climate change education and adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity restoration and conservation efforts.   

24 Sep 2015 | News story

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

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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

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