Local people fishing for livelihood in wetlands of Southern Nepal

Strategic and institutional partners

IUCN initiatives in Asia are developed in close consultation with our strategic partners such as donor agencies, international organisations, government agencies, non-government organisations, academia and private sector, as well as community-based organisations at the grassroots level. In the past two years we have worked with the following strategic partners in Asia:


  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (BOBLME)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Nepal and Lao PDR
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF) Ramsar Secretariat
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • World Bank, Bangladesh


  • Bundesministerium fur wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
  • Bundesministerium fur Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Netherlands - Directorate General for International Cooperation
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • UK Department for International Development (UKAID)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Governments (Asia Region) Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka (CEA)
  • Coastal Development Authority, Government of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Environmental Protection Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
  • Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka
  • Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre, Japan

Non-governmental organisations

  • CARE Bangladesh
  • Flora and Fauna International (FFI)
  • Myanmar Environmental Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN)
  • Oxfam Novib
  • WWF Netherlands

Private sector

For more information on private sector engagement, please visit the Business and Biodiversity page

Private foundations

  • Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • The J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Arcus Foundation
  • Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)


  • ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur lnternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • IUCN Netherlands Committee
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • South-Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)
  • Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)