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New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve included the three core areas—Boeung Tonle Chhmar, Stung Sen and Prek Toal—comprise the most important inland wetland in Southeast Asia, both for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods based on harvesting of fishery resources.

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Indo-Burma Hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. …  

29 Jul 2013 | Article
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IUCN Annual Report 2012

IUCN Annual Report 2012

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. …  

25 Jul 2013 | Downloads - document

Using economic tools at the landscape level

Rethinking economics, markets and incentives

Based on a review of the experiences gained during the course of LLS, this paper documents insights and lessons about using markets and incentives to strengthen forest landscapes and livelihoods. It aims to interrogate just what a ‘landscape approach’ means in economic terms, to identify how markets can be used to generate incentives to share forest benefits more equitably and sustainably, and to highlight which kinds of approaches and ‘packages’ of interventions can assist in this. …  

22 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Mekong river in Xayabouri Province

MWD Evaluating Progress and Charting the Way Forward

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam: On 12 June 2013, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) Project Steering Committee Meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City. The aim was to discuss and evaluate the progress of the MWD project and to exchange ideas and experiences in a Southeast Asian context. …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

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Hin Namno National Protected Area Co-Management Plan

A Co-Management Plan is a strategic plan developed through a participatory planning approach in which stakeholders have common goals and objectives, and all parties share roles, responsibilities and benefits in a transparent process. The development of the Hin Namno Co-Management Plan was conducted through working in collaboration with many relevant sectors in Bualapha District, Khammoune Province, as well as village cluster heads and villagers living adjacent to the Hin Namno NPA.  

05 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication
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Community meeting on tourism development for Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands

Conserving wetlands through tourism

Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Site, located in Champasak Province in southern Lao PDR, consists of various features such as swamps, lakes, peatlands and marshes. The wetland is home to 43 fish species in the wet season and 20 fish species in the dry season. It doesn’t only offer a passage for fish to move upstream, but is also a spawning ground for them. Water birds use Bueng Kiat Ngong as a nesting site. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article

Vene Vongphet presented and advised on how to record the patrolling form

Law Enforcement and Patrolling Workshop

IUCN Lao PDR held a Law Enforcement and Patrolling workshop at District Office of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Nakai district, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR on 28 April to 2 May 2013.  

24 Jun 2013 | Article

Mekong Environmental Symposium 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Transboundary Fish Trade Study Presented at the Mekong Environmental Symposium

IUCN Lao PDR recently put together a team of researchers from Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Thailand to conduct a study on employment generation of the fish trade along one of the three major transboundary routes in the region, between Stung Treng, Cambodia; Champassak, Lao PDR; and Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.    

16 May 2013 | News story

Mekong Days in Washington DC 2013

"Mekong Days"

Robert Mather, Head of IUCN Southeast Asia Group, was in Washington, DC for the U.S. debut of the film “MEKONG”, which examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens' lives. IUCN, Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD), Challenge Programme for Food and Water (CPWF), and the Goethe Institute set up the debut of the film during the DC Environmental Film Fest, and also planned related “Mekong Days” -- several days of events held over 22-27th March 2013, highlighting issues related to the Mekong, including panels at the Goethe Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center in which Robert participated. …  

11 May 2013 | Article
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