Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
A poster promoting labour rights.

Supporters of fishworkers call for dialogue on labour, migration and environment

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is currently working with the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) to arrange a sub-regional dialogue in Bangkok, where a wide range of stakeholders will plan to improve labour standards, safety on ships and fishery management. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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SDF poses with the schoolchildren and local leaders after the training workshop at Klong Manao School.

Children and climate change: youth ambassadors and agents of change

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) recently took to the hills in the North of Thailand to work in collaboration with Plan International, an NGO that aims “to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.” Plan’s Child Centered Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) project is promoting the role of children and youth in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation activities in communities in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Lessons learned from the BCR project about assessing the vulnerability of communities are being applied to vulnerable hill-tribe communities in the North. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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IUCN-Marriott MOU signing and press conference in Bangkok, 19 September 2013

IUCN and Marriott International join hands for community-based environmental conservation and development in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 19 September 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Marriott International have launched a partnership to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bang Krachao and areas in the South potentially to include Mai Khao, Tai Muang and Khao Lak. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding today and opened a “Mangrove Education Garden” at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, followed by a planting of 100 mangroves by Marriott associates at Bang Krachao, often described as “the lung of Bangkok”.   …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

Villagers participate in identifying natural and cultural attractions within the village

IUCN-DNP collaboration for community involvement in Pang Sida National Park

From 11-16 August, tree-planting was carried out by communities living near Pang Sida National Park. Around 4,000 high-value timber tree species were sown on farmland. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), IUCN, and 40 farmers from Bang Thankrabak and Bang Klong Nam Kheaw villages in Sakao Province participated in the event. The tree-planting aimed to cement a long-lasting relationship between the villages and the local conservation body; the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment (PONRE). The objectives of DNP-IUCN collaboration are to improve management of protected areas, prevent illegal Siamese Rosewood logging, and to provide solutions for animal-grazing in the forest conservation zone. …  

03 Sep 2013 | Article
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Children planting in Thailand

Review of Poverty Reduction in the Doi Mae Salong Landscape Project

Between 2007 and 2010, IUCN’s Thailand Programme implemented a project in Doi Mae Salong (DMS), Chiang Rai Province, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTAF) and other partners. This project was part of IUCN’s global Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS). …  

29 Aug 2013 | Downloads - publication

A course participant presenting the assessments of community challenges

Training course to forge links between gender and climate change adaptation

From 29 July to 7 August 2013, a training course entitled ‘Gender Community Based and Meteorological Early Warning on Climate Change Adaptation’ was held at the Faculty of Science in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. With the objective of exchanging knowledge and building the capacity of participants in linking climate change adaptation with gender, it was organised by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Centre for Knowledge Management and Climate. Participants included government officers from Myanmar and Cambodia, whose everyday work relates to the environment. …  

26 Aug 2013 | Article
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meeting with municipality representatives at IUCN Bangkok Office.

Sustaining biodiversity in Thailand’s municipal areas for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Cities contain not only human settlements but also natural, agricultural and even abandoned areas which are home to a variety of flora and fauna, so-called biodiversity. Urban biodiversity contributes, directly and indirectly, to many aspects of city dwellers’ livelihoods and well-being. It provides the basis upon which people and other living organisms fundamentally depend upon, such as the provision of food, fibre, fuel, water, air purification, and soil fertility; known as ecological services. The contribution of biodiversity in terms of socio-economic and environmental aspects are vital for urban sustainability. Moreover, maintaining urban biodiversity is recognised as an effective measure for climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article
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Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

IUCN and CEPF Launch New Funding for Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Bangkok,19 August 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have launched a $10.4 million, five-year investment in the conservation of the globally important biodiversity found in the Indo-Burma region. …  

19 Aug 2013 | International news release
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World Ranger Day at Pangsida National park, Thailand

Thailand observes its first World Ranger Day

The vulnerability and threats faced by forest rangers everyday are given due acknowledgment on World Ranger Day, held annually on July 31. For the first time, World Ranger Day was observed in Thailand at Pang Sida National Park that is one of the five constituents of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chaired by Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; the event was held by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), the Freeland Foundation, and IUCN. …  

16 Aug 2013 | Article
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