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Group discussion during the training

Project Cycle Management training helps partners design better climate change adaptation pilot projects

An important goal of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project is to build the capacity of local government to design, implement, and monitor community based climate change adaptation pilot project. BCR is supporting the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Women's Union, Commune People's Committees, and Forest Management Boards in Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Can Gio to implement 10 pilot projects.  …   | Vietnamese

30 Jun 2014 | News story
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IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

A huge leatherback turtle on the Beach at Quang Tri

Registration closed for sea turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park would like to inform potential volunteers that as of May 30th 2014, we have received more than 200 requests to participate in the sea turtle conservation volunteer programme. …   | Vietnamese

30 May 2014 | Article
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SOS Save Our Species, Douc Langur Foundation, 12A-041-06, Lois Lippold, Chu Mom Ray

Poachers Lose Motorbikes at Chu Mom Ray National Park, Vietnam

Lois Lippold, from the Douc Langur Foundation, an SOS Grantee reports on another heartening development in her project's work to protect the Endangered Langurs and Gibbons of Vietnam's Chu Mom Ray Park. In August 2013, Lois reported the first successful arrest of a poacher in the park. But in the last three months alone, the Chu Mom Ray National Park have confiscated more than 100 motorbikes and destroyed 5795 snares and traps. …  

29 May 2014 | News story

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

New Funding to Tackle Biodiversity Crisis in Indo-Burma Hotspot - Small grants invest in the capacity of civil society to protect rare species

Bangkok, Thailand: A new portfolio of grants to protect the highly threatened biodiversity of the Indo-Burma region was announced today by IUCN and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to mark International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2014. …  

27 May 2014 | International news release

Different stakeholders at the launch

Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance

Steep limestone pillars rising sharply out of the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay – the image is synonymous with Vietnam. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site to experience its majestic beauty. The weight of these visitors combined with rapid regional industrialization, however, is straining the bay’s environmental health. In response, the U.S. government, in partnership with the provincial (Quang Ninh) People’s Committee, has recently launched the Ha Long Bay Alliance. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the alliance aims to improve environmental management and foster stronger cooperation and communication among stakeholders. …  

14 May 2014 | News story
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Researchers preparing to enter the water for a dive

Coral survey confirms marine habitat in the Southern Myeik Archipelago impacted by heavy fishing pressure

“…the southern Myeik Archipelago was harvested before it was investigated. It was impoverished before it was explored….. They [coral reefs] won’t recover in the current use context.” Dr. James True, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
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06 Mar 2014 | Article

Babylonia areolata farming around mangroves, Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Mangroves for the Future Call for Applications - Small Grant Facility Projects Viet Nam

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its Small Grant Facility (SGF) in the coastal provinces of Viet Nam. MFF is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF recognizes that empowering civil society, enhancing governance and diversifying livelihood opportunities are effective means of supporting human well-being and of building resilience of both natural ecosystems and coastal communities. …   | Vietnamese

27 Jan 2014 | Article
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Car calling public to the event

Public Hearings Thai Style

In November 2013, with funding from the Finnish government-financed Mekong Water Dialogues, IUCN lead a team from the Mekong Delta to Thailand to observe a public hearing organised by local NGOs on an expensive and controversial flood prevention plan that the Thai government has developed after the devastating floods of 2011. The US$12 billion plan proposes the construction of dams, dikes, and water diversions schemes. Very little is earmarked for “soft” approaches such as restoring floodplains to increase floodwater retention capacity, despite that fact that climate change models indicate more intense rainfall events. …   | Vietnamese

17 Jan 2014 | Article
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Journalists interviewing local people at Nhung Mien, Nam Can District, Ca Mau Province

Journalist training: a case of ADD?

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There’s actually a technical term for this: ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD isn’t a disease; it’s a condition that many children experience at some point. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2013 | Article
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