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Pakhoun “Wallago leerii” conservation

The Pa Khoun “Wallago leerii” Project is a local conservation initiative to conserve this valuable fish species in the Khui and Saan rivers in the Ngum river basin of Hom district. 

15 Jan 2013 | News story

Robert Mather, Head of IUCN Southeast Asia Group presented the award to the first place winner, Polen Ly from Cambodia. His winning short film is Gone with the Water.

IUCN presented awards to winners of Goethe-Institut' SEADocs

SEADocs – The Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award is a competition to encourage the art of documentary filmmaking in the region as a platform to engage with pressing social and environmental issues. …  

01 Jan 2013 | Event
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Mekong film screening at Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Mekong River Development Needs Greater Transparency

New film “Mekong” explores the dynamics of hyrdropower up and down one of the world’s great rivers and takes a balanced views of sensitive’ topics.  

27 Nov 2012 | News story

Fish seller at the market in Stung Treng, Cambodia

From River to Table: the job-creating power of fish

Here in Southeast Asia, customers are used to having their pick of live fish from big bowls out in front of the restaurant before dinner, with everything from long and skinny, eel-y looking fish to big catfish available to be stuffed with lemongrass and grilled. And this is in addition to the seemingly-endless piles of powerful-smelling dried and salted fish available in any market in the region. …  

21 Nov 2012 | Article
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The Mekong river at the border tripoint of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos

Hydro-diplomacy: Bridging the gap between science, policy and action

How we use and share water is a complex issue. It involves diverse groups of people such as farmers and fishermen, energy suppliers and developers, all who are competing for a limited and precious resource. Water use issues typically cross natural, social and political boundaries and can be local, national, regional and global in nature. …  

01 Nov 2012 | News story

The river Mekong

Hydro-diplomacy: An invaluable concept for sharing water across borders

IUCN is taking the lead in organising the conference: ‘Hydro-diplomacy: A Tool for Sharing Water Across Borders’. This conference will take place on 31 October in Chiang Rai, Thailand, where talks will be held and solutions shared on managing water across boundaries. More than 120 diplomats, political scientists, economists, and water resources professionals from more than 25 countries will discuss complexities and ways forward in hydro-diplomacy, in particular in trans-boundary river basins. The outcome of the conference will be a monograph on hydro-diplomacy.  

10 Oct 2012 | Media advisory

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, 12 July 2012.

MWD considers local and international communities' concerns over Xayaburi dam

Today, nobody can deny the contribution of the Mekong River to the livelihoods of more than 60 million people and the abundance of natural resources of its basin. …  

01 Aug 2012 | Article
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MWD Team Meeting in Inlay Lake, Myanmar, 18-22 June 2012

MWD team reviewed the work progress in 2012

In June, MWD Team got together in Inlay Lake, Myanmar, to review MWD project implementation during the first half of 2012 and agree on the plan of activities for the rest of the year. From January to June 2012, several MWD activities were undertaken in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.  

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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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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