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International Migratory Bird Day inspires Jaffna youth in ecosystem conservation

Jaffna, Sri Lanka 26 Aug 2015

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Capacity Building

The Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka is located on a migratory bird pathway traversed by many water bodies, and is known to be a haven for birds and a favored destination of bird lovers. In celebration of the importance of migratory birds and p...    

Reducing the 'invisible work load' by access to safe drinking water

Kultoli village, Munshiganj, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh 02 Jul 2015

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Community Resilence, Gender equality

An increase in shrimp farming and high levels of salinity in the Chuna River are the prime causes of a scarcity of fresh water for consumption in Kultoli village, Shyamnagar, Bangladesh. Existing freshwater ponds had become shallow and salinity had i...    

IUCN and PATA announce new partnership

Bangkok, Thailand 24 Jun 2015

Country: Asia Region, Thailand

Topic: Private sector partnerships

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) strengthen focus on sustainable tourism in the Asia Pacific region.    

Revitalizing Thondamanaru lagoon in Sri Lanka

Thondamanaru, Sri Lanka 23 Jun 2015

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Strategies for Management

Based on the results of a MFF small grant project, land use planners and provincial authorities in the Jaffna region, northern Sri Lanka are exploring new options for developing the environment around Thondamanaru Lagoon.    

Healthy fish, healthy gains

Karachi, Pakistan 12 Jun 2015

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Strategies for Management

Fishermen in Rehri village near Karachi have started gaining better value for their fish catch as a result of capacity building in post-harvest fish catch management and receiving modern fish catch handling tools    

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