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.



  • 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


    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


    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...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster


    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

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Gokyo and its associated lakes with Nogjumba glacier in Everest Region Photo: © IUCN Nepal/Amit Poudyal

Protected areas

Endemic and threatened female golden langur Photo: © IUCN/Shyamal Datta, Aaranyak

Species and biodiversity

Wetlands of Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

Water and wetlands

Seaweed farming in Ninh Tinh commune, Viet Nam, is incorporated into local governance models for coastal reefs and managed marine areas Photo: © James Hardcastle

Coastal and marine ecosystems

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