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Commentary: The UN Watercourses Convention – an opportunity to reinvigorate the Mekong Spirit

In 1995, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam signed the Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin. After decades of war and civil strife, it was celebrated as a triumph of the Mekong Spirit that would usher in a new era of regional peace and prosperity. The agreement established the Mekong River Commission, an inter-governmental institution made up of the four member states. …  

02 Oct 2015 | Article

Group discussion at a community workshop in Boeung Kachang Village

Thailand and Cambodia come together to strengthen local dolphin conservation networks

In Trat Province, Thailand, strong community networks have been established in recent years in response to the alarming number of stranded Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) and other dolphin species in the area. These local networks are critical to support Thailand’s efforts to conserve the culturally and ecologically important species. On the other side of the border, in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, the number of stranded dolphins, although lower, is also increasing, and efforts are being undertaken to share experiences from Thailand in engaging local communities to become the guardians of dolphins and related ecosystems. …  

15 Sep 2015 | Article

Transboundary reforestation event in Banteay Chhmar Province, Cambodia

Protecting Transboundary Landscapes: Thailand and Cambodia Join Forces to Conserve Important Ecosystems

Ta Phraya National Park in Thailand, which is part of the wider Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai World Heritage Site, and Banteay Chhmar Protected Landscape in Cambodia not only share common borders, but also face similar conservation challenges. Illegal logging, poaching and encroachment are among the main threats to this transboundary landscape. Two joint reforestation events organised by IUCN and partners marked the beginning of a collaboration that will be beneficial to authorities and communities on both sides of the border. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum opens with strong commitments to build solutions

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum starts today with strong multi-sectoral commitment to build solutions to Asia’s most urgent environment challenges. …  

10 Aug 2015 | Article

Ms Wiraya Ochakun, Superintendent of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary

Blog: World Ranger Day

By David Moore. “The World Ranger Day event at Khao Yai sets an example for the rest of the world,’ said Sean Wilson, President, International Ranger Federation. …  

03 Aug 2015 | Article

Mae Wong National Park

Benefits of Mae Wong Dam unlikely to outweigh environmental costs, IUCN report says

A new IUCN report suggests that the construction of a dam within Mae Wong National Park may negatively impact both the integrity and 'Outstanding Universal Value' of the Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries, Thailand’s first Natural World Heritage Site. Habitat destruction and increased poaching in Mae Wong National Park related to dam construction would be likely eventually to 'spill over' into the World Heritage property, impacting its Outstanding Universal Value. …  

02 Jul 2015 | Article

SOS - Save Our Species, Manis javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Dan Challender

SOS and Fondation Segré announce new International Pangolin Conservation Initiative

This week, as the world’s first ever Pangolin Range States workshop takes place in Da Nang Province, Vietnam, SOS and Fondation Segré are delighted to announce a two-year international Pangolin Conservation Initiative taking place in Cameroon, Thailand and China. …  

26 Jun 2015 | News story

A Mangroves for the Future eco-tourism project in Viet Nam.

IUCN and PATA announce new partnership

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) strengthen focus on sustainable tourism in the Asia Pacific region. …  

24 Jun 2015 | Article

IUCN-DMCR Workshop June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s New Marine and Coastal Resources Management Act: Engaging Coastal Communities in Conservation

In June 2015, IUCN and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) of Thailand came together to discuss the implementation of the new Marine and Coastal Resources Management Act that will come into force by the end of this month. IUCN and DMCR will work closely together to ensure that the conservation and enforcement tools under this new law are truly implemented for the benefit of coastal communities and ecosystems. …  

19 Jun 2015 | Article


On the verge of extinction: A look at endangered species in the Indo-Burma Hotspot

The Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, which covers Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and parts of southern China, is one of the most biologically rich − and highly threatened − places on the globe. …  

16 Jun 2015 | Article

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  • Case study: IUCN's Ecosystem-based Approach: Mae Chan Watershed in Northern Thailand (2012)

    Case study: IUCN's Ecosystem-based Approach: Mae Chan Watershed in Northern Thailand (2012)

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    6 Steps of Tai Baan Research

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    Lessons learned of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) in Thailand

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