Agriculture in Nepal
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

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

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

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

Chitwan National Park

UNESCO’s Fact Finding Mission to the Chitwan National Park and the World Natural Heritage Site

The Government of Nepal has been planning for several infrastructure development projects in the lowland Terai of Nepal. Among several projects, the East-West Electric Railway and Postal Road projects are reported to have been designed to pass through the Chitwan National Park (CNP), which is – due to its outstanding universal value – also a World Natural Heritage (WNH) Site. …  

01 Aug 2015 | Article

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

IUCN launches second call for Tiger conservation projects

After a successful first call for proposals in October last year, IUCN's Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is now calling for a second round of proposals from eligible applicants. …  

10 Jun 2015 | News story

Eco-safe road built in Nepal from EPIC Project

Stakeholders Discuss Nature Based Solutions to Mitigate Disaster and Climate Risks– Book Launched on Community-based Eco-Safe Roadsides in Nepal

Rural roads serve as lifelines for many communities in Nepal, but they also cause environmental degradation in the forms of erosion, shallow landsides, and river sedimentation. As a solution, “eco-safe roads,” or those that incorporate soil bio-engineering techniques to minimize negative environmental impacts, can significantly reduce economic losses and environmental degradation, and even enhance local livelihoods. …  

23 Apr 2015 | Article

Mr. Darshan Dhami in his goat farm

FFF Programme Improving Local Livelihoods

 IUCN Nepal in partnership with the Federation of Community Forestry User Group of Nepal (FECOFUN) and Federation of Cottage and Small Scale Industry (FNCSI), is implementing Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) initiatives in Nepal to build the capacity of small holders’ producer groups to improve access to business services. …  

25 Mar 2015 | Article

Jagadishpur Ramsar Site of Nepal

Working with Community to Improve Livelihoods and Enhance Biodiversity by Wetland Management

Nepal’s wetlands are one of the country’s most important natural resources, holding substantial socio-economic, religious and ecological value. In addition to providing habitat for many threatened species of flora and fauna, Nepal’s wetlands enable local people – among the country’s poorest – to support their livelihoods via rice cultivation, fishing, and harvesting of other wetland products.  …  

20 Mar 2015 | Article

Call for Proposal for Small Grants for Forest and Farm Producer Organizations in Nepal
Bio-energy Project
  • Bio-energy Project

    Bio-energy Project

    Photo: Bio-energy Project

IUCN Nepal Annual Review 2014
IUCN Nepal Programme Framework 2013-16