Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
Mekong film screening at Sasin, Bangkok

Hydro-power or Climbing up the Mekong

With 148 dams planned on the Mekong River and its tributaries, environmental and social impacts seem to be inevitable. Yet, not all dams have equal impacts and there is a need to optimise benefits and minimise costs for all countries involved. This has been the message of the panelists at the Mekong film screening at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Sri Phochai Temple at Saeng Pha Sub-district in Na Haew

Loei - a mountainous land where cultural tradition and nature conservation blended

Surrounded by mountain ranges and the Mekong River bordering Thailand and Lao PDR, Loei Province in northeastern Thailand has a wealth of natural resources and possesses a unique cultural identity and traditions. This province covers approximately 11,424 km2; with a population of around 620,000. Located 520 kilometres away from Bangkok, Loei is a real ‘destination’ rather than just a province one passes through. In Loei alone there are five key protected areas; namely Phu Kradeung National Park, Phu Rua National Park, Phu Suan Sai National Park, Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Kor-Phu Kratae Wildlife Sanctuary. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Bang Nam Phueng green area, managed by the community

A healthy forest for a healthy city

IUCN Asia Regional Director Ms Aban Marker Kabraji escaped the busy city of Bangkok for a day to visit the guardians of a green space on the other side of the Chao Phraya River: Bang Kachao. Bang Kachao is often described as the “Green Lung of Bangkok”, because of the oxygen it provides to the city. This green area has been preserved from development largely due to the initiative of the local community. …  

06 Oct 2014 | Article

The District Department of Fisheries and the  consultant visited the OAPC certified farm in Laemfapha sub-district, Samut Prakan Province.

Organic aquaculture training for healthier ecosystems

Creating market incentives for more sustainable shrimp farming and healthier ecosystems – that is the aim of the Mangroves and Markets project. In Thailand, this project has been conducting organic aquaculture training as a first step in this move toward more sustainable aquaculture. …  

30 Sep 2014 | Article

Mai Rood, a coastal community in Trat province, Thailand

Rising sea 'could ruin east coast in 30 years'

Mitigation plans urgently needed; locals more aware now of dangers, experts say. Climate change is putting people living in the eastern part of Thailand at risk, as a study shows a significant part of the eastern coast would not exist in 30 years without mitigation plans. …  

29 Sep 2014 | News story

Mekong film screening and panel discussion

Mekong film screening and panel discussion

How can two seemingly opposite demands - sustainable development of a region and the rising demands for energy and economic growth - be met?

29 Sep 2014 | Event

10th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2014

IUCN in Fun Run to Help Protect Marine Turtles

Over 600 runners came together in Phuket, Thailand, to run for the protection of marine turtles at the 10th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2014 organized by IUCN Member Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. The event highlighted the successes that can be achieved through the collaboration of public and private stakeholders in the protection of endangered species and their habitat. …  

24 Sep 2014 | Article

IUCN and Absolute World Group at Thailand Property Awards 2014

IUCN addresses environmental sustainability at the Thailand Property Awards

On 11th September in Bangkok, over 500 of the property industry’s leaders in Thailand gathered at the Conrad Hotel for a Gala Dinner and Property Awards Ceremony. Started in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards recognise quality in architecture, design, construction and development, rewarding the best condominiums, housing developments, villas, commercial buildings and hotels.   …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

Phuket Governor delivers ITOP Forum flag to the next Host - Jeju, South Korea.

Coastal resources and Island Tourism – is sustainability possible?

On 20-22 August, over 300 delegates from 11 famous tourist Islands from around the globe converged on Phuket for the 18th Inter-Islands Tourism Policy Forum (ITOP) where they were welcomed by Maitri Inthusut, governor of Phuket, The Forum aims to promote co-operation among member island cities in the area of art, culture and tourism, with this year’s theme being ‘Sustainable Maritime Tourism Networks’. …  

15 Sep 2014 | Article

13A-069-018 Reef Manta Ray Ventral Shot, Maldives _ Guy Stevens, SOS SAve Our Species, Manta Trust

A good news story unfolds for mantas and sharks

What did it take to get here? And what will it take to go further? asks Isabel Ender, Conservation Strategy Manager with the Manta Trust, an SOS Grantee. …  

11 Sep 2014 | News story

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