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World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Sunda Pangolin, 2015A-075, ZSL, Pangolin Conservation Initiative, dan challender, SOS Save Our Species

Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal

Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launched to raise awareness of pangolins and address the key threats to their survival. …  

23 Jan 2016 | News story

Experts recommend safe zones for vultures due to very low population

Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. …  

18 Jan 2016 | News story

A workshop was held in Dhaka to celebrate the 30 years of Bangladesh Bird Census.

IUCN carousal the 30 years celebration of Bangladesh Bird Census

IUCN celebrated 30 years of Bangladesh Bird Census which was mainly started by a few number of volunteers. 30 years back, Bangladesh Bird Club started with a handful of volunteers and today it is celebrating the 30 years celebration of the census. Bangladesh Bird Census cover more areas easily and the bird counts can be done more efficiently during the census period. …  

18 Jan 2016 | News story

Administrative and wildlife managers came together in a workshop in Chittagong to discuss elephant conservation in the wild

Administrators and wildlife managers urge to take actions to minimize human-elephant conflicts in Bangladesh

 Administrators and wildlife managers emphasized elephant conservation as a major development agenda by implementing the Bangladesh Elephant Action Plan for awareness building on elephant conservation and for managing human-elephant conflicts.  | French

14 Jan 2016 | News story

JUrgen Freund, SOS Save Our Species, Terre Sauvage, Nature Image Awards

Jurgen Freund wins IUCN Bourse for Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2015

Ever seen anything cuter than a bunch of bats wrapped up like babies ready for nap-time at a bat hospital? Thanks to Terre Sauvage IUCN Bourse prize winner, Jurgen Freund, you can - via the wildlife and nature magazine's January edition which showcases the winners of its Nature Image Awards (NIA) 2015. …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri addressing the Expert Session (courtesy:  Korea Environmental Institute)

Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka represented IUCN and contributed towards the Bio-Bridge Initiative

As a support to strategic plan for biodiversity 2020 by Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), the Government of Korea came forward with number of supporting initiatives. The Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) is among one such 5 initiatives by the Republic of Korea that started in 2014 to support AICHI target 19: “by 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.”  …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

Massif de l'Ennedi, Chad

Twelve nomination files reviewed for natural World Heritage in 2016

IUCN’s World Heritage Panel gathered last December to consider 12 files for possible inscriptions of natural sites on the World Heritage List in 2016. This includes proposals for boundary changes in two natural World Heritage sites in Russia. As the official Advisory Body on natural World Heritage, IUCN will issue its recommendations six weeks before UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting due to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 10 to 20 July 2016. …  

06 Jan 2016 | News story

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

Participants attending the training workshop in An Giang Province

Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground

On November 10, BRIDGE financed a training workshop entitled Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground in An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. It was organized by Pan Nature, a Vietnamese NGO, to brief journalists on the concerns and perspectives of local stakeholders on planned dams on the Mekong River. Thirty journalists from national and provincial newspapers and radio and television agencies in the delta attended, as will as representatives from academia and NGOs from Vietnam and other Mekong countries. The workshop report is available HERE. …  

31 Dec 2015 | News story
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