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Trainer Le Dai Tri facilitating the training workshop

Project learning: How to do it better

As a global network that relies heavily on partners to implement projects, IUCN issues a lot of small grants. In 2014 alone, two of our biggest programs, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), have awarded 21 small grants in Vietnam alone with a total budget of US$370,000. As part of our M&E process, IUCN staff make site visits to talk to grantees, meet beneficiaries, and check what’s happening the ground. …  

16 Dec 2014 | Article
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Local livelihood on Tonle Sap

Establishing fish conservation areas: Learning and replication

IUCN and FACT, the Fisheries Action Coalition Team, are implementing a 4-year EU-funded project called Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably. The project is helping to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: Kampong Phluk Commune, Siem Reap Province, Boeung Chhmar, Kampong Thom Province, and Phlov Touk Commune, Kampong Chhnang Province.   …  

25 Nov 2014 | Article

Panelists at Myanmar side event at World Parks Congress

Conservation prospects in Myanmar: a discussion

On November 13 at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, IUCN, FFI, and WCS organized a side-event on conservation prospects in Myanmar, perhaps the first of its kind at a global event. After presentations on the state of conservation in both the marine and terrestrial realms, a panel of Myanmar government and NGO representatives answered questions from the audience. What emerged was a thoughtful, hopeful, but sometimes troubling picture. …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article
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Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

A royal gift for the ‘Asian unicorn’

In honour of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark’s 80th birthday this year, Copenhagen Zoo recently made a generous donation to the IUCN Saola Working Group (SWG). The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) is a Critically Endangered ungulate endemic to the Annamite Mountains of Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It is so rare and enigmatic that it is often referred to as the ‘Asian unicorn’. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Dive boat near North Twin Island

Conserving the Myeik Archipelago: where to start?

In October 2014, in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Myanmar Department of Fisheries, IUCN organized a workshop in Myeik in Tanintharyi Region with funding from the FAO/GEF Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the concept of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how they could be applied in the Myeik Archipelago, which stretches the length of Tanintharyi and contains around 800 (mostly uninhabited) islands. …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article
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Dr. Jaap Vermeulen - survey  team leader showing fossils found a cave newly discovered in this survey

The last refuge: karst conservation in Kien Giang

Described in 2009 as probably one of the worst cases on Earth of multi-species extinctions under direct human action, the karst limestone hills of the Ha Tien-Hon Chong Plain in Kien Giang Province are a global conservation hotspot. …   | Vietnamese

30 Oct 2014 | Article
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The Third Annual Coastal Forum on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, 23-24 October 2014, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Over 200 participants at the BCR Coastal Forum endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration

Successfully ended the Third and Last Annual Coastal Forum of the Building Coastal Resilience Project held during 23-25 October 2014 at the Sokha Beach Resort, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. Over 200 participants endosed the "Preah Sihanouk Declaration on Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia".   …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

The farmer Dung's farm

Benefit sharing for co-management: Oyster farming in Can Gio mangrove forest

The Can Gio mangrove forest has been recognized as the protected forest of Ho Chi Minh City and as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ by UNESCO. To fully protect the mangrove areas in consistent with Forest Development and Protection Law, the Can Gio District People’s Committee issued directive 03/2009/CT-UBND which prohibits any activities that make changes to forests and forest land status.  …  

16 Oct 2014 | Article

Group photo with community fishery committee in Plov Touk, Kampong Chhnang Province

Establishing fish conservation areas: Progress to date

IUCN and FACT, the Fisheries Action Coalition Team, are implementing a 4-year EU-funded project called "Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably". The project is helping to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: Kampong Phluk Commune, Siem Reap Province; Boeung Chhmar, Kampong Thom Province; and Phlov Touk Commune, Kampong Chhnang Province. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

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