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    Training Patrol Teams in National Protected Area in Laos PDR

    14.05.2018

    Over the last few months IUCN has been extensively training Patrol Teams in three areas in the Khammouan province, in and around the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA) in Laos. IUCN has been working with various members of the community and...

  • two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play Magic Performance by Mayahahey, a youth Laos group which highlighted the issue of women exclusion from the natural resources management decision-making processes Photo: © Oxfam

    Importance of gender equity in safeguarding water resources highlighted at recent regional forum

    31.10.2017

    IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity and women’s leadership in transboundary water governance from 13 to 15 September in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The...

  • Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators © IUCN Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators Photo: © IUCN

    Training event strengthens communications capacities of conservation actors across Asia

    11.07.2017

    40 conservation practitioners from 13 countries across Asia took part in a capacity-building workshop on strategic communications in Bangkok, Thailand from 5-7 July. The workshop was organised by IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico - a fishing port on the coast of Gulf of Mexico Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage, pushing the vaquita to the brink and depleting forests – IUCN

    30.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this year, putting some of the world’s most...

  • Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Photo: © Annie Arbuthnot/ IUCN Asia

    New tools to assess vulnerability of wetlands in the Mekong

    26.06.2017

    From June 19 to 21, IUCN staff, partners, and local officials from the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar sites in Lao PDR gathered in Champhone District for a training on the use of a new series of tools to assess the vulnerability of the areas’...

  • Mealtime for a baby pangolin rescued by Save Vietnam's Wildlife Photo: © SVW

    Milestone: CEPF awards $1 million in small grants

    19.05.2017

    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has reached another milestone in Indo-Burma: over US $1 million in small grants have been disbursed to conservation projects within the region. 

  • IBBRI Regional Steering Committee and IUCN Staff IBBRI Regional Steering Committee and IUCN Staff Photo: © Ann Moey/IUCN

    Enhancing regional cooperation to protect and restore Indo-Burma wetlands

    03.04.2017

    The importance of regional cooperation took centre stage at the first Steering Committee meeting and inception workshop for the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), held on 29 and 30 March in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Boat on the Mekong river in Laos Boat on the Mekong river in Lao PDR Photo: © Raphael Glèmet

    Significant development of the Mekong triggers study of conservation priorities

    02.03.2017

    The Mekong, which runs through six countries – Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam – is of fundamental cultural, ecological and economic importance to the entire Mekong region. What stands to be gained from the river’s development for...

  • During the Lao PDR NBSAP workshop During the Lao PDR NBSAP workshop  Photo: © IUCN

    Biodiversity and sustainable development goals in Lao PDR: Capitalising on coordinated efforts

    28.02.2017

    IUCN and the Lao National Mekong Committee Secretariat (LNMCS), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and MONRE co-organised a workshop on 17 February 2017 to facilitate...

  • Limestone habitat in the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Limestone habitat in the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Photo: © Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden in Lao PDR: Generating awareness for biodiversity conservation

    06.02.2017

    After seven years of preparations, the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR opened to the public last month. The jungle of regrowth which almost obliterated the garden has given way to an extensive series of medicinal plants, lotus-filled...

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