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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

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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Coral reefs 11, Koh Bon island, Thailand

Asia’s turning point must be a vote for sustainability

Opinion article by Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director. …  

13 Aug 2015 | Article

Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director, speaks during the closing session of the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

Building resilience must be a priority in Asia

IUCN urges governments, private sector and NGOs to work together to build solutions for people and nature. …  

12 Aug 2015 | Article

Ambassador Masahiko Horie, IUCN Regional Councillor

Examples of nature-based solutions being applied across Asia

Ambassador Masahiko Horie, IUCN Regional Councillor, introduced the IUCN “Deploying Nature-based Solutions to Address Societal Challenges” session by providing an overview of the impact of natural disasters in Asia.   …  

12 Aug 2015 | Article



2015年8月10日,泰国曼谷——世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)第六届亚洲区域保护论坛开幕——这是亚洲应对生物多样性和生态系统保护最重要的会议之一——此次论坛汇集多方领域行业,致力于解决亚洲地区紧迫的环境与发展的挑战。 …  

11 Aug 2015 | Article

6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum opens with strong commitments to build solutions

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum starts today with strong multi-sectoral commitment to build solutions to Asia’s most urgent environment challenges. …  

10 Aug 2015 | Article

Ms Wiraya Ochakun, Superintendent of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary

Blog: World Ranger Day

By David Moore. “The World Ranger Day event at Khao Yai sets an example for the rest of the world,’ said Sean Wilson, President, International Ranger Federation. …  

03 Aug 2015 | Article