Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
Butterfly fish and snappers in Trao Reef Marine Reserve, Van Ninh District, Khanh Hoa Province

Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaboration

On 23 November 2015, representatives from 11 countries, experts from international agencies, civil society and NGOs will come together for a thematic consultation on the “Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaboration” in Bangkok, Thailand. The consultation, which is co-organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh and IUCN’s Asia Regional Office, will focus on creating a roadmap for regional cooperation to promote a vision for Blue Economy in South and South East Asia. …  

18 Nov 2015 | Article

The meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, such as these Baka women in Cameroon, is an important aspect of the pro-poor approach for REDD

Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples' rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  

16 Nov 2015 | Article

Participants at COMACON 2015

Managing natural resources better together: conference in Bangkok explores the status of co-management in Bangladesh and the region

In many areas around the world, co-management is recognised as a successful approach to natural resources management. Co-management is a fairly new concept. In the past, many societies had closed systems for the management of natural resources, where one or maybe a few parties, for example, managed the resources (for example, a forest) and decided on its uses and the distribution of its benefits. …  

12 Nov 2015 | Article

Mangrove trees in front of the Marriott Sathorn Vista in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future: Engaging the private sector in supporting coastal resilience in Thailand

Two years ago, IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future, launched a partnership with Marriott Hotels & Resorts Thailand to support coastal communities and mangrove restoration efforts in Thailand. Mangrove trees were set up in front of the seven Marriott hotels in Bangkok, and each hotel property in Thailand has been raising funds from their guests which have supported mangrove replanting at degraded sites around Thailand. …  

29 Oct 2015 | Article

Mekong River

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

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