HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

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  • ASAP launches its first small grant scheme for Southeast Asian species on the brink of extinction

    Description: The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP), with support from Fondation Segré, has launched a Rapid Action Fund for tackling the extinction crisis in Southeast Asia. Small grants are now available for urgent conservation action that focuses on Critically Endangered land and freshwater vertebrate species found in Southeast Asia (ASAP species). These are the first grants to come from ASAP, marking a new stream of support for their Partners.

    Introduction: The grants of up to EUR 10,000 are targeting a region which has seen unprecedented decline in wildlife over the last decades. Currently there are 227 ASAP species, many of which are endemic to Southeast Asia. This number continues to rise as more species are listed as Critically Endangered by the IU...
  • Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs): Exploring the Potential in Asia


    Introduction: Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) are becoming an increasingly important topic in the discussions leading up to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. As a contribution to the dialogue, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) chose OECMs as the topic for its very fir...
  • NEW MEANING OF EARTH DAY IN 2020: Business’ Perspective for Nature Conservation Post COVID-19


    Introduction: IUCN India hosted a virtual discussion with big corporate houses on “Business Sector Responsibilities, Challenges and Opportunities for Nature Conservation Post COVID-19” on 22 April 2020. The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. I...
  • Earth Day 2020 - Message by Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan


    Introduction: Today the Earth Day 2020 is being celebrated all over the world digitally due to COVID-19 crisis. This year, the theme is "Climate Action." The COVID-19 pandemic is also linked to the health of our ecosystem. Climate change, man-made changes to nature can increase contact and the transmission of in...
  • Private sector role in sustainable management and restoration of Thailand’s forests


    Introduction: Over forty representatives from leading private sector companies in Thailand gathered to discuss new approaches for sustainably managing and restoring Thailand’s forests. This one-day workshop, hosted by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF...
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