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  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

  • French Polynesia Sharks and Rays Photo: Lauric Thiault

    Global AWARE Week: Mobilising ocean conservation action

    14.09.2018

    Blog by Ria Sen, member of the IUCN Comission on Education and Communication

  • Group photo at the launching workshop Photo: Group photo at the launching workshop © IUCN Viet Nam

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam

    10.09.2018

    The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900 forest and farmer producer organizations (FFPOs) were strengthened, 279 business plans were completed, 51...

  • Workshop participants at the opening ceremony Workshop participants at the opening ceremony Photo: @ KNPS

    The Importance of Quality: The fourth APAP technical workshop promotes effective management of protected areas

    05.09.2018

    From the 19th to the 21st of June 2018, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) hosted its fourth technical workshop in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The event addressed the effective management of protected areas, and focused in particular on...

  • Endangered François' langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) and young in Viet Nam Endangered François' langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) and young in Viet Nam Photo: © PRCF/CEPF

    Private sector and crowdfunding platforms most promising non-traditional funding sources for Indo-Burma CSOs – IUCN scoping study

    28.08.2018

    A new scoping study, undertaken by IUCN Asia with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has been developed as a guide to help civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Indo-Burma region leverage alternative, non-traditional forms of...

  • Handing over of Forest Fire Control Equipment to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department by IUCN Pakistan Handing over of Forest Fire Control Equipment to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department by IUCN Pakistan Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN helps establish Forest Fire Control System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    28.08.2018

    IUCN has helped establish the first forest fire control system in Pakistan, as it handed over the fire control system to the KP government today, at a ceremony organized in Islamabad. The system was established as part of the Sustainable Forest Management...

  • Blue swimming crabs collected from MFMA, KEP, 2017 Blue swimming crabs collected from MFMA, KEP, 2017 © DFC/FiA Photo: © DFC/FiA

    Establishing Kep Marine Fisheries Management Area for Improved Management of Marine Fisheries Resources

    28.08.2018

    On 12 April 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of the Royal Government of Cambodia issued a Ministerial Proclamation, announcing the establishment of the Kep province’s Koh Por and Koh Tonsay Archipelago Marine Fisheries...

  • ToT participants doing groupwork during a classroom session at AIT ToT participants doing groupwork during a classroom session at AIT © Elaine Mumford - MFF/IUCN Photo: Elaine Mumford - MFF/IUCN

    MFF’s post-graduate certificate course builds capacity for integrated coastal management in Asia

    22.08.2018

    Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is a well-recognised ecosystems-based approach for achieving sustainable development in coastal areas.

  • Aban Marker Kabraji speaks and gestures with her hands Aban Marker Kabraji at the Asia-Oceania 'Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction' in Suva, Fiji, March 2018 Photo: © IUCN

    Perspectives on Pakistan from Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji

    14.08.2018

    Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director and Director of the IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, has recently been featured in the Pakistani magazine ‘Newsline’. In her interview with Afia Salam, Ms Kabraji discusses how she felt about receiving the...

  • Terraced hills in the foreground, with jagged snowcapped peaks and a bright blue sky behind Terrace farming in the Indian Himalayas Photo: © Anushree Bhattacharjee / IUCN

    India first of all Bonn Challenge countries to develop progress report

    14.08.2018

    India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes datasets from the Government of India, NGOs and the private sector. Although not an exhaustive list, the data reveals...

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