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However, IUCN initially re-opening its Liaison Project Office through and housed with UNESCO in 1992 and later on have its own Project Office in Phnom Penh till now.

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Fish sold at the Inlay market, Myanmar

MWD Team exchanged experience with Myanmar counterpart

Although Myanmar is not part of MWD, the door to collaboration is open. By Inlay lake in June, MWD Team sat together with Myanmar environmental conservation organization and government agencies to learn more about natural resources management in Myanmar, as well as to share information and work experiences with Myanmar counterpart. …  

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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Pheakdey Sorn, MWD Field Coordinator, Cambodia

MWD welcome Sorn Pheakdey to the team

In March, the MWD Team welcomed Sorn Pheakdey, new MWD Cambodia Field Coordinator. …  

28 Jul 2012 | Article
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Fishery Communities in Koh Kong are being affected by climate change

Fishery Communities, mostly depending on salt water fishing in Koh Kong Province, have voiced a deep concern over their inadequate livelihoods. They said that they have challenged with the difficulties, especially in the last 10 months this year …  

23 Jul 2012 | Article
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The local fishermen fishing in Beoung Chhmar, Tonle Sap

Cancelling Fishing Lots in Tonle Sap

On February 28, 2012, speaking to students at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said “I need to send a message to all people in the whole Tonle Sap that there are no longer any fishing lots.” The prime minister said that he had decided to cancel these …  

23 Jul 2012 | Article
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BCR team goes ahead with vulnerability and capacity assessment in Koh Kong

BCR team goes ahead with vulnerability and capacity assessment in Koh Kong

Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS) is located in the Koh Kong province. PKWS, mainly compounded by small alluvial islands, supports one of the most undisturbed mangrove forests …  

23 Jul 2012 | Article
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Mr. Kim Nong from Ministry of Environment recommends that the BCR project focuses on Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary

IUCN launches EU-funded climate change project in Cambodia

IUCN officially launched the EU funded project to build Cambodia's resilience to climate change at a meeting in Koh Kong on August 11, 2011. This 4-year project will build the capacity of people and the ecosystems on which they depend to cope …  

23 Jul 2012 | Article
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VCA workshop in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Cambodian BCR team ran vulnerability capacity assessment in Koh Kong

Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS), located in the Koh Kong province. PKWS, mainly compounded by small alluvial islands, supports one of the most undisturbed mangrove forests in Cambodia and therefore in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a spawning and nursery ground for many marine resources. The livelihood of approximately 10,000 habitants relies on fisheries and ecosystem services that the sanctuary provides. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article
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The local fishermen fishing in Beoung Chhmar, Tonle Sap

Canceling Fishing Lots in the Tonle Sap: Benefits and Risks

On February 28, 2012, speaking to students at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said “I need to send a message to all people in the whole Tonle Sap that there are no longer any fishing lots”. The prime minister said that he had decided to cancel these lots because fishers had complained about declining catches and there were frequent disputes between fishers and the lot owners. He said that some of the canceled lots would be turned into conservation zones (Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin is now drafting a sub-decree to establish these zones) and added that next year he would cancel fishing lots on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng Provinces. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article

Vulnerability and capacity assessment conducted by IUCN in March 2012

Cambodian community calls for nature rehabilitation

Entirely situated in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS), Koh Kapik is one of six communes within Koh Kong province. It is located about 30 kilometers southwest of Koh Kong city. 

28 Mar 2012 | Article
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Woman and her children washing in Koh Kapik Commune,

People of Koh Kapik brainstormed to draft adaptation plan

IUCN Cambodia conducted a Promoting Local Innovation workshop in Koh Kapik Commune, Cambodia, during 12‐14 Mar 2012. This was aiming to identify and prioritize local adaptation activities to be supported by the project in Koh Kapik Commune. 

25 Mar 2012 | Article
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Wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site

Documentary of the wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site, Camodia.

Inception Workshop on Coastal Use Zoning

News reported by KTV and SEAV aired on 27 June 2013

Seagrass in Cambodia and its importances

 News reported by CNC

Kompot’s the largest Seagrass area in Southeast Asia

News reported by Cambodian News Cahnnel (CNC) TV, aired on 16 May 2013.

Climate change impacts on Koh Kapik Community

News reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 30 April  2013

Workshop on Climate Change Impacts to Coastal Communities in Cambodia and Thailand

 News Reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 25  April 2013

World Wetladay Event, Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong, Cambodia

World Wetland Day event conducted in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong provine, Cambodia on 23-24 February 2013.

Building Coastal Resilience Forum

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. About first annual forum on Building Coastal Resilience in Viet Nam, Cabodia and Thialand, 28, February - 2 March 2012, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Consultative Workshop On Management Planning for Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong

News reported by Apsaranet TV, Aired on November 25, 2012

CTV9 Banteay Meanchey Report on Climate Change
Cambodia Television Network

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. On Climate Change during 3-5 October 2011 of IUCN 's project sites in Koh Kong province.

Strengthen Capacity of Community Fisheries in three sites around Tone Sap

 Aired on 27 August 2013 by CNC