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The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Workshop

Supporting near shore fishery and coastal communities by Saving Estuaries and Lagoon Ecosystems from Environmental Threats

Within the ambit of the Capacity Building component of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka, a workshop titled Ecosystem-based Management of Estuaries and Lagoons was held from 17-19 September 2014 at the Hotel Good Wood Plaza in Katunayake with a field excursion on the 18th of September to seven sites situated within the Negombo Lagoon area. 

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. …   | Spanish

17 Oct 2014 | International news release

The farmer Dung's farm

Benefit sharing for co-management: Oyster farming in Can Gio mangrove forest

The Can Gio mangrove forest has been recognized as the protected forest of Ho Chi Minh City and as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ by UNESCO. To fully protect the mangrove areas in consistent with Forest Development and Protection Law, the Can Gio District People’s Committee issued directive 03/2009/CT-UBND which prohibits any activities that make changes to forests and forest land status.  …  

16 Oct 2014 | Article

Group Photo - TRAFFIC & Alibaba MoU Signing

阿里巴巴集团与国际野生物贸易研究组织(TRAFFIC)签署合作谅解备忘录

10月14日下午,阿里巴巴集团与国际野生物贸易研究组织(TRAFFIC)在杭州阿里巴巴集团企业园区,正式签署战略合作谅解备忘录,旨在电子商务行业中树立对非法野生物贸易“零容忍”的理念,并通过教育消费者,减少非法野生物贸易。 …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Group photo with community fishery committee in Plov Touk, Kampong Chhnang Province

Establishing fish conservation areas: Progress to date

IUCN and FACT, the Fisheries Action Coalition Team, are implementing a 4-year EU-funded project called "Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably". The project is helping to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: Kampong Phluk Commune, Siem Reap Province; Boeung Chhmar, Kampong Thom Province; and Phlov Touk Commune, Kampong Chhnang Province. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Head of conservation group at the community center in Pred Nai

Mangrove conservation in Thailand: a mini revolution

In September, we took 10 government officials and three farmers from Ca Mau Province to sites along the eastern Gulf of Thailand to see examples of integrated mangrove-shrimp farming and mangrove conservation. After three days on the road, their overriding impression was that in Vietnam the government both regulates and assists farmers much more than in Thailand. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article
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Andrew Wyatt, Mekong Delta Programme Manager, IUCN Viet Nam, and focal contact for Building Coastal Resilience Project (BCR)

The Building Coastal Resilience journey in Viet Nam

Andrew Wyatt, Mekong Delta Programme Manager at IUCN's Ho Chi Minh City project office, provides some background and perspective on the BCR journey in Viet Nam.  …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Boys fishing in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR

Asian countries underline commitment to protected areas

Against the backdrop of the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, senior government officials from 10 Asian countries met for the second time in Pyeongchang, Korea today to underline their commitment to form a new partnership for protected areas in the region.  …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Mekong film screening at Sasin, Bangkok

Hydro-power or Climbing up the Mekong

With 148 dams planned on the Mekong River and its tributaries, environmental and social impacts seem to be inevitable. Yet, not all dams have equal impacts and there is a need to optimise benefits and minimise costs for all countries involved. This has been the message of the panelists at the Mekong film screening at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

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