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Floating guard post in Boeung Chhmar

Fish conservation in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site: an update

In 2014, the EU-funded community fisheries conservation project in the Tonle Sap established a 65-hectare fish conservation zone, or community protected area (CPA), in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site. Quarterly focus group discussions and monthly monitoring have shed light on both successes and challenges.  …  

17 Sep 2015 | Article
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Group discussion at a community workshop in Boeung Kachang Village

Thailand and Cambodia come together to strengthen local dolphin conservation networks

In Trat Province, Thailand, strong community networks have been established in recent years in response to the alarming number of stranded Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) and other dolphin species in the area. These local networks are critical to support Thailand’s efforts to conserve the culturally and ecologically important species. On the other side of the border, in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, the number of stranded dolphins, although lower, is also increasing, and efforts are being undertaken to share experiences from Thailand in engaging local communities to become the guardians of dolphins and related ecosystems. …  

15 Sep 2015 | Article

Ceremony to bless the Ghost Forest and deep pools

Fish conservation impacts in Phlov Touk: successes and challenges

As the 4-year IUCN/FACT EU-funded project "Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably" enters its final stages, the results in Phlov Touk, one of three pilot sites where we have helped establish fish conservation areas (FCAs) under the management of Community Fisheries (CFi) committees, are becoming clear. …  

15 Sep 2015 | Article
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Thank you for making the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum a success!

More than 400 people joined us during the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held last 10-12 August 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum focused on the theme “Resilience in Action: Creating Solutions for People and Nature” and highlighted how working together is vital in order to secure the health of nature and the future of people in Asia.  …  

10 Sep 2015 | Article

Launch of project at the HSBC Head Office

HSBC joins with IUCN to promote conservation to mark the Bank’s 150th Anniversary

On 26 August 2015, HSBC Bank launched three projects to mark HSBC Bank’s 150th Anniversary — one of which in partnership with IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office. The proposed winning idea by IUCN was developed by IUCN Sri Lanka biodiversity team on the topic “Enhancing Education and Awareness on the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Serial Property in Sri Lanka Conservation of Central Highlands.” …  

07 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story



未来的红树林应该是什么样的? “应该是一个健康的海岸生态系统,并能为依赖其生存的沿海社区百姓提供安全庇护和可持续发展的繁荣生计。”——这是由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)和联合国开发计划署(UNDP) 共同发起的“未来红树林”(Mangroves For the Future,MFF)项目给出的答案。 …  

01 Sep 2015 | Article

Cultural event in Krayan Mentarang NP, Indonesia

Building on customary law for involving Indigenous Peoples in PA management in Indonesia

Kayan Mentarang National Park, Indonesia   …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

Village co-management committee meeting in Hin Nam No Protected Area, Lao PDR

Village rangers and a vertical co-management system ensure effective PA management – the case of Hin Nam No PA, Lao

Hin Nam No National Protected Area is one of Lao’s most inaccessible protected areas. GIZ has helped to set up co-management structures, which allow reliance on the skills and knowledge of local people to a large extent in order to ensure adequate management of the site in spite of the rugged terrain. The approach has been promoted as an “Inspiring Protected Area Solution” through the Panorama platform.   …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

IUCN Lao PDR Country Manager Adam Starr sharing some strategies for the revision of the NBSAP.

Technical working groups established to support development of second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), on Thursday 27 August, organized a consultation workshop to support the revision and finalization of the second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) 2011-2020. Held at Vientiane Plaza Hotel, the workshop comes three days after DFRM signed an agreement with IUCN to finalize the NBSAP and to prepare the Fifth National Report (5NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article