Jenitha displays one of her catches, Karankadu, India

Mangrove restoration project empowers Indian fisherfolk community

Depleting fish numbers and competition with bigger fishing companies left Jenitha and her community in Karankadu, India struggling for a reliable source of income. Through a mangrove restoration project, Jenitha picked up new supplementary livelihood skills which allowed her to turn her life around. …  

12 Jan 2016 | Article

Bhitarkanika is the second largest patch of mangroves in India

MFF India announces Call for Concepts under Small Grant Facility

MFF is a partnership-led regional initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed coastal ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem dependent coastal communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The initiative uses mangroves as a flagship ecosystem, but MFF is inclusive of all coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands. The National Coordinating Body of India, chaired by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) provides overall guidance and technical oversight to MFF in India. …  

05 Jan 2016 | News story

Vultures in the Nepal Himalayas

South Asia Vulture Recovery Programme: saving vultures from extinction

Vultures are among the most highly threatened bird species on the planet, having experienced catastrophic population declines since the 1990s. Various efforts are being done to save these birds. IUCN is working across national borders to ensure vulture survival through the South Asia Vulture Recovery Programme. …  

30 Nov 2015 | Article

The meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, such as these Baka women in Cameroon, is an important aspect of the pro-poor approach for REDD

Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples' rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  

16 Nov 2015 | Article

Participants at COMACON 2015

Managing natural resources better together: conference in Bangkok explores the status of co-management in Bangladesh and the region

In many areas around the world, co-management is recognised as a successful approach to natural resources management. Co-management is a fairly new concept. In the past, many societies had closed systems for the management of natural resources, where one or maybe a few parties, for example, managed the resources (for example, a forest) and decided on its uses and the distribution of its benefits. …  

12 Nov 2015 | Article

IUCN welcomes 16 new Members, including two from Asia

The IUCN Council has admitted 16 new Members to IUCN. Two of the new Members, Society for Empowering Human Resource and TERRE Policy Centre, are from Pakistan and India respectively. …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

IUCN’s Harry Messel Award given to two conservationists in Asia

Two conservationists who work in Asia received the 2015 Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership. The announcement of the winners was made last month during the IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders’ Meeting held in Abu Dhabi. …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Aaranyak receives the 'Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana - Good Practices' Award

Aaranyak receives Good Practices Award from India Ministry of Rural Development

Aaranyak, an IUCN Member, received the 'Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices' Award, from the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India during an event in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 24 September 2015. …  

30 Sep 2015 | Article

Ms. Ajanta Dey, from NEWS, an IUCN Member, presents on Mangrove Afforestation in Sundarbans - where business meets biodiversity (DANONE/NEWS Forest Carbon Project)

Leaders for Nature: an expanding network of sustainability-minded businesses in India

Leaders for Nature is expanding in India. For its latest Master Class, the initiative collaborated with Mangroves for the Future to highlight coastal and marine biodiversity issues in India. The goal of the master class was to work towards a government-business-community alliance for on-the-ground action for conservation of the marine environment in the country’s east coast. …  

21 Sep 2015 | Article

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