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  • Workshop participants Photo: V. Sonim, IUCN Cambodia

    First Ramsar Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool workshop in Cambodia paves way for improved wetlands management in the country

    22.03.2019

    Last November 2018, IUCN, through its Mekong WET project, and the Department of Freshwater and Wetlands Conservation (DFWC) of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in Cambodia, organised a three-day Ramsar Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (R-METT) Training...

  • Participants to the Master Class on the Prevention and Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict Photo: IUCN

    Elephants and people: Exploring options for co-existence in Asia

    06.03.2019

    Analysing and understanding the complexities of human-wildlife conflicts and applying appropriate implementation methods and processes adapted to the local context, are critical in the prevention and mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC).

  • Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge Photo: IUCN ARO

    Forest landscape restoration in Asia – Promoting human wellbeing and ecological integrity

    13.02.2019

    Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge. The workshop, ASEAN’s Leadership in Forest Landscape Restoration: Supporting the Bonn...

  • fisherman A fisherman on the Tonle Sap, Cambodia  Photo: @IUCN Cambodia

    World Wetlands Day: Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative Strategic Plan 2019-2024 to strengthen Ramsar Convention in the region

    01.02.2019

    The Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI) has just launched its Strategic Plan for 2019-2024. The plan, which will help IBRRI fulfill its aim to support the effective implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the Indo-Burma region, consists of five “...

  • group discussion, forestation Group discussion on reforestation site Photo: © Phonesavanh Chanthavong/ IUCN

    Reforestation activities in wetland

    08.01.2019

    On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The aim of the investigations was to assess priorities to improve watershed management through landscape restoration...

  • training, cliamte change, village, southeast asia Opening remarks by head technical advisor from the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment. Pakse. Photo: ©IUCN/ Muniyat Haque

    Training communities on climate adaptation in wetlands

    28.11.2018

    On 2 October, and 4 to 5 October, IUCN Lao PDR facilitated trainings in the Xe Champhone wetland in Savannakhet Province and Bueng Kiat Ngong (BKN) wetland in Champasak Province, respectively. Both the wetlands are Ramsar sites and these trainings are a part...

  • climate change, present, training Presenting on climate change issues in BKN Ramsar site. Photo: © IUCN/ Muniyat Haque

    Training local government staff and communities on climate change adaptation

    20.08.2018

    On 28 and29 May, and 9 and10 August, IUCN Lao PDR facilitated trainings in the Xe Champhone Ramsar Site in Savannakhet Province and Bueng Kiat Ngong (BKN) Ramsar Site in Champasak Province, respectively. The aim of the trainings was to educate local...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster

    14.08.2018

    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

  • turtle, biodiversity, wetland Heosemys grandis (Giant Asian Pond turtle) Photo: © IUCN

    Assessing Turtles in Ramsar Sites in Lao PDR

    11.07.2018

    In June, IUCN Lao PDR assessed turtle populations in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in southern Lao PDR. They studied several threatened turtle species, and plan to continue the work at the Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Site in the coming months.

  • biodiversity, meeting Meeting before macaque population survey. Photo: © IUCN

    Studying Rhesus Macaque in Savannakhet Wetland in Lao PDR

    26.06.2018

    Since May 2018, IUCN has been studying the rhesus macaque population in Savannakhet province’s Monkey Forest (Dong Ling) as well as the extent of conflicts, particularly crop raiding, between macaque monkeys and local the communities. The monkey forest is...

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