Regional - Asia

Marine Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: Scoping Pathways for International Dialogue

Over the next decades, climate change and other factors will cause greater stress on the environment and will increase conflicts among states and groups within these states regarding access to and use of natural resources. Trade interests, control over resources and pollution are issues to be solved in dialogue to prevent conflicts, loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation. Security is closely linked to the IUCN core program area of ‘sharing nature’s benefits equitably’.

Tools and capacity building for addressing benefits and risks of REDD+ in Asia

This workshop session will provide an overview of capacity needs and tools for REDD+ in the Asia region, particularly in relation to the social and environmental benefits and risks of REDD+. Government representatives and forest professionals will present the most critical constraints of designing REDD+ policy goals and measures, from countries in Asia. This will be followed by introductions from the UN-REDD Programme on selected tools to address the risks and benefits of REDD+, and discussion of the initial experience of using these tools, including within UN-REDD countries.

Conservation of the Black-faced Spoonbill

The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills: confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia. It is listed as an endangered species by the IUCN. Its main breeding sites are distributed along the west coast of Korea. The wintering sites are the southern parts of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, HongKong, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

A Spatial Analysis of Korean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Protected area designation is essentially a spatial approach that attempts to regulate the human use of a space by preemptively labeling it as ´protected.´ Far from the title, however, a protected is not always "protected" in a rigorous sense. In effect, as reflected in the IUCN definition, a protected area includes diverse categories from those that are strictly preserved to those that are communally managed without a necessary legal protection.

Towards Synergy between Dugong Conservation and Community Development: Roles of NGOs and Local Communities

As the US and Japanese governments’ plan to build a US military base in Henoko/Oura Bay, Okinawa, Japan, critical habitat for the endangered Okinawa dugong, is now under critical review, efforts are being made not only towards the protection of the Okinawa dugongs per se, but also towards synergy between dugong/environmental conservation and community development.

What Works and What does not Work: Examination of Dugong Conservation Measures and Strategies

Various measures and strategies for dugong conservation have been developed and proposed at national and international levels; their implementation always takes place in the context of the "local." Successful implementation of dugong conservation measures and strategies thus implies adaption and modification of such measures and strategies in accordance with the needs of the local context. In fact, it is flexibility and capacity to adapt to change or necessary situations that are vital to dugong conservation.

Conservation of the Okinawa Dugong: After Two IUCN Recommendations and One IUCN Resolution

In the last 12 years, the IUCN has passed two recommendations (2.72 and 3.114) and one resolution (4.022) to promote the conservation of the Okinawa dugong in light of the US and Japanese governments´ plan to construct a US military base in Henoko/Oura Bay, Okinawa, a critical habitat for the Okinawa dugong. While the construction plan still remains in effect, the recommendations/resolution have proved to be important tools in the sustained conservation efforts for the Okinawa dugong and their habitats.

Nature Conservation: What has China been up to?

This is a joint poster exhibition among IUCN China members. While individually, it would highlight key environmental development of members, as a group it would be a picture of the recent trend of nature conservation in China.

Public/Private Partnership on Watershed Restoration

The Jiaquan Spring of Southern China is being commercially exploited for bottled water. Yet the watershed it depends on is facing multiple environmental stresses including soil erosion and loss of original forest cover and biodiversity, which are intricately linked to a broader set of problems in the social and economic fields. How can the delicate balance of business and nature conservation be reached? IUCN China is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a long-term road-map for watershed restoration plan in the Jiaquan spring watershed.

Striped Hyaena in Iran. Status, behavioral ecology and Conservation strategies

Striped hyaena in iran, have not special conservation status. We do not know how many of them exist in Iran. While Population size is a key ecological parameter for understanding the biology and conservation status of a species. I tried cover some gaps of information about the hyaena in Iran such as denning study,that identify their suitable habitats. feeding ecology & their behavioral by direct watch them throughout Iran. Striped hyaena have a special role between all carnivores in Iran. Is there any conflict between the hyaena and the last remains of asiatic cheetahs in Iran?

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