From Karakorum to Kalimantan

From the Karakorum to Kalimantan: IUCN's work in Asia

Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director in Asia talks about conservation challenges and opportunities in Asia.

 

Tanguar Haor - making the most of its natural treasures

In Bangladesh, IUCN is working with local communities to conserve and sustain a unique wetland ecosystem, Tanguar Haor. This biologically diverse area, which is home to some rare plant and animal species and supports the lives of more than 56,000 people, was declared a Ramsar site - Wetland of International Importance - in 2000.

 

The perfect species

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is vulnerable to environmental change, particularly sea level rise and violent storms. Fish farmers learn to adapt to a changing climate by raising hearty new species like the mud skipper and mud crab.

 

The Village of Rejorsori

Members of a coastal community on the north coast of Java learn to adapt to environmental change, including sea level rise, land subsidence and the impacts of climate change.

 

Better forests, better lives

IUCN's Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy at work in in Doi Mae Salong, northern Thailand.