Participants from the FATA Secretariat, representatives of the KPK government, NGOs, CSOs and academia

Project on Improving Water Governance in FATA Kicks Off

Officials, Experts for Greater focus on Building Environmental Concerns into FATA Development

An inception meeting on Thursday marked the launch of a two-year project aimed at improving water governance in FATA - a region already crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

National Exposure Visit on Truck Freight System

Coordination between relevant institutions and stakeholders is crucial for the promotion of sustainable transport in Pakistan. In this regard a diverse group of relevant stakeholders physically visited and observed the operations of Karachi Port Trust and freight transport on 6th November 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

Workshop - NBSAP

IUCN Hosts a workshop on Food and Nutrition aspects of Biodiversity

On 7 October 2015, food, nutrition and biodiversity experts from around the country met at the Plant Genetic Resource Centre (PGRC) in Gannoruwa, Kandy to discuss linkages between food and nutrition concerns and biodiversity conservation in the context of developing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The workshop was jointly organised by the GEF/UNEP/FAO Project on ‘Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition’ (BFN) implemented by PGRC. IUCN Sri Lanka is the main technical partner to the Biodiversity Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment for the formulation of the NBSAP for the country. Consultations with different sector groups is part of the process adopted in NBSAP formulation and food and nutrition is one of the key areas where biodiversity plays a key role. …  

15 Oct 2015 | News story

Participants in the interactive session during the seminar on 'The Process and Outputs of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM'

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species inspire Bangladeshi youth to conserve nature

It’s inspiring when hundreds of young people talk about The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and biodiversity conservation. It is moving that these young minds had promised to protect nature like their mother and to see how they are more motivated, aware and responsible about taking care of their environment.  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Water professionals day - Symposium

Commemorating the 2015 Water Professionals’ Day in Sri Lanka

The Water Professionals’ Day was initiated in 2003 with the objective of promoting water resources research in Sri Lanka by providing a platform for the water professionals and the students to present and discuss their research findings related to water. Reaching its 13th milestone in 2015, the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium – 2015 was held on 1 October at the University of Peradeniya. The event was organized by Cap-Net Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). The theme of the symposium was “Water – Food – Ecosystem Nexus” with the aim to increase the understanding of inter-sectoral linkages for sustainable water management. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

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

Empieza la cuenta atrás hacia la principal cumbre mundial del medio ambiente

Gland, Suiza, 1 de septiembre de 2015 (UICN) – Dentro de un año se inaugurará el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN, el mayor foro de toma de decisiones ambientales del mundo que definirá la trayectoria para la conservación de la naturaleza en los próximos años. …   | English | French

01 Sep 2015 | News story

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