IUCN - 2012

2012

Students voting for "doesn't love hydropower" at HUST

Students face to face with dam development

On November 29-30, 2012, IUCN, in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, organized two screenings of a 52-minute documentary on the winners and losers from hydropower development in the Mekong Region. The film was shown at the Vietnam National University (VNU) and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). …   | Vietnamese

31 Dec 2012 | News story
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Sonneratia x gulngai is a hybrid of S. alba and S. caseolaris.

New mangrove record confirmed for Vanuatu

A new mangrove species record has been confirmed for Vanuatu. The hybrid, Sonneratia X gulngai, was discovered during a field assessment on Santo Island and now brings the total national mangrove species record to 20. …  

30 Dec 2012 | Article

Dr Truong Thi Quoc Khanh - permenant Deputy of the National Assembly’s Commission on Science, Technology, and Environment - presented at the workshop

Problems in enforcing environmental law and ensuring environmental rights for legal aid beneficiaries

Rights of legal aid beneficiaries and environmental rights: Article 34 of Decree No. 7/CP dated 12/1/2007 on guidelines for implementing 2006 Law on legal aid stipulates: poor people, policy supported groups and other marginalized groups are entitled to legal aid services in eight fields, including environmental law. …   | French | Vietnamese

30 Dec 2012 | Article
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HCM Political Academy staff presenting at the Hanoi workshop

Policy barriers to cleaner environment in Viet Nam

Since 2008, IUCN has cooperated with the Vietnam Institute of Human Rights (VIHR), one of 10 or so institutions that make up the Ho Chi Minh Political Academy on a range of environmental governance projects. IUCN’s interest in working with the VIHR lies primarily in the fact that every year it trains 500-700 government officials who need to pass in order to get promoted. In a one party state that regards independent action by non-state actors with suspicion, such cooperation offers the opportunity to broaden the knowledge and (hopefully) change the attitudes of Vietnam’s future leaders. …   | Vietnamese

29 Dec 2012 | Article
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Journalists interviewing water specialist on the field trip

Training journalists in the Mekong Delta

On December 5-7, IUCN Viet Nam organized a media training course the water resources management issues in Mekong Delta for 15 journalists. It was held in Dong Thap Province and included a field trip to Sa Rai Town, Tan Hong District, Dong Thap Province. The course was supported by the IUCN-coordinated Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) and U.N. Democracy Fund (UNDEF). …   | Vietnamese

28 Dec 2012 | Article
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IUCN President Mr. Zhang XInsheng speaking at the China Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications Roundtable

Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications

On December 20, 2012, IUCN China organized a roundtable seminar on Nature Based Ecological Civilization Education and Communications. Members from the Government, NGO and private sector were invited to share their views and experiences, challenges facing communicating nature conservation, and priorities for educating nature to decision makers. …   | Chinese

26 Dec 2012 | Article

Members of the Thailand National Working Group discussing the impacts of dredging in Ranong, Thailand

Community Water Dialogues: Creating a platform for community participation in flood and water Management

 Over the next year the Thailand National Working Group (NWG), Mekong Water Dialogues will be conducting Community Water Dialogues (CWD) throughout Thailand. CWD will establish a platform for local communities to contribute to flood and water management in Thailand. …  

21 Dec 2012 | Article
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Water onion, Ranong Province, Thailand

Losing the Thai Water onion: A community’s fight to stop dredging and protect their ecosystem

On the 12 of December 2012, the Thailand National Working Group, Mekong Water Dialogues, visited Ranong Province in the South of Thailand to talk to local communities and to witness, first hand, the impacts of dredging on the local ecosystem and communities. …  

21 Dec 2012 | Article
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Community Water Dialogues: the impacts of dredging in Ranong Province, Thailand

Community Water Dialogues: the impacts of dredging in Ranong Province, Thailand

On the 13 of December 2012, IUCN and the Mekong Water Dialogues financially and technically supported the first Community Water Dialogues (CWD) in Ranong Province, Thailand. The CWD in Ranong focused on the impacts of dredging on local communities and environment.  …  

21 Dec 2012 | Article
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Marine wonders of Sri Lanka

IUCN Sri Lanka features the Marine Wonders of Sri Lanka

In association with the Mangroves for the Future Initiative and Karunaratne and Sons, IUCN Sri Lanka hosted a special exposition of 20 rarely seen images of Sri Lanka’s marine wonders, photographed by Arjan Rajasooriya, Naren Gunasekeara, Nishan Perera and Riaz Cader.  This exhibition was held at the Casa Serena Gallery in Colombo. Visitors were enriched with tales from our marine realm, by the photographers themselves. 

21 Dec 2012 | News story
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