Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
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

Saola

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

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Rice varieties displayed at the Native Rice Festival 2015 in Ubon-Ratchathani

Learning to Adapt: Community-led research on rice varieties to increase resilience to climate change

The Kok Klang community in Sakon Nakhon, Northeastern Thailand, has been growing rice as a staple crop since they first settled in the area almost 90 years ago. Later on, they introduced cassava, sugarcane and rubber as new sources of income. Although they are less dependent on rice nowadays, rice is important for their food security and is of cultural significance to the community. With heat stress and rainfall expected to increase during the growing season as a result of climate change, rice yields are likely to decline in the future. The Kok Klang community is thus seeking ways to increase the resilience of their farming system and to improve the quality and yields of their rice plantations. …  

20 May 2015 | Article

Irrawaddy Dolphins in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Marine Mammal Symposium in Phnom Penh: Drawing lessons for trans-boundary dolphin conservation

While more research is needed to assess the population and trans-boundary movements of dolphins along the Thai-Cambodian border, local fishing communities should be closely involved in the monitoring and protection of Irrawaddy dolphins and other cetacean species. Promoting sustainable fisheries, along with strengthening local monitoring networks, are among the key activities that will help protect these species, which are important indicators of the health of coastal ecosystems. …  

08 Apr 2015 | Article

Pangolin scales for sale in Asia

World leaders reaffirm commitment to reducing illegal wildlife trade

Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives of over 30 countries and Regional Economic Integration Organisations have adopted the Kasane Statement to reaffirm their commitment to ending the illegal wildlife trade. The statement was adopted at the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on 25 March in Botswana and organised by the Government of Botswana with the support of the UK government. …  

27 Mar 2015 | News story

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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

    6 Steps of Tai Baan Research

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

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