Asia is a land full of natural and cultural wonders. But the region faces critical challenges, including poverty, water shortages and climate change. IUCN works with states and civil society in the region to build solutions together.



  • 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


    “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


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

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

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam


    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...

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