IBRRI Wetland Management
Under Operational Objective 2: Support integrated management of Ramsar Sites and other wetlands and ensure the conservation of key wetlands species in the region
All five IBRRI countries have held training on the Ramsar Site Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (R-METT), a rapid assessment tool intended to provide an overview of the status of Ramsar sites and other wetlands.
The IBRRI countries have been working to develop or update the management plans of designated Ramsar sites or other important wetlands. Cambodia designated Anlung Pring Protected Landscape as East-Asian-Australasian Flyway Network Site (EAAFNS). Plan to nominate Ang Tropeang Thmor and Boeung Prek Lapov Protected Landscapes as EAAFNS.
- Lao PDR is preparing to publish management plans for its two Ramsar sites:
Myanmar has adopted Management Plans for four sites:
- Thailand has submitted the Ramsar Information Sheet for Lower Songkhram River to the Ramsar Secretariat
- Viet Nam is planning to propose Can Gio Biosphere Reserve as a Ramsar Site
IBRRI Species Conservation
- Lao PDR
- BirdLife International- Worked with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to survey bird hunting in the Mekong floodplains of Lao PDR.
- BirdLife International- Worked with BANCA and EAAFP to survey bird hunting activities on the Irrawaddy floodplains, important wintering grounds for the Baer’s Pochard, and support work to engage local communities near Nanthar Island on the establishment of a new protected area.
- Flora and Fauna International- Identified six potential Ramsar sites in the Ayeyarwaddy River section of the central dry zone with the Forest and the Fisheries Departments.
- EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force supported surveys in Myanmar and Thailand
- Maximizing Carbon Sink Capacity and Conserving Biodiversity through Sustainable Conservation, Restoration and Management of Peat Swamp Ecosystems Project
- Conserving Habitats for Globally important Flora and Fauna in Production Landscapes Project