Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
A course participant presenting the assessments of community challenges

Training course to forge links between gender and climate change adaptation

From 29 July to 7 August 2013, a training course entitled ‘Gender Community Based and Meteorological Early Warning on Climate Change Adaptation’ was held at the Faculty of Science in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. With the objective of exchanging knowledge and building the capacity of participants in linking climate change adaptation with gender, it was organised by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Centre for Knowledge Management and Climate. Participants included government officers from Myanmar and Cambodia, whose everyday work relates to the environment. …  

26 Aug 2013 | Article
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meeting with municipality representatives at IUCN Bangkok Office.

Sustaining biodiversity in Thailand’s municipal areas for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Cities contain not only human settlements but also natural, agricultural and even abandoned areas which are home to a variety of flora and fauna, so-called biodiversity. Urban biodiversity contributes, directly and indirectly, to many aspects of city dwellers’ livelihoods and well-being. It provides the basis upon which people and other living organisms fundamentally depend upon, such as the provision of food, fibre, fuel, water, air purification, and soil fertility; known as ecological services. The contribution of biodiversity in terms of socio-economic and environmental aspects are vital for urban sustainability. Moreover, maintaining urban biodiversity is recognised as an effective measure for climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

20 Aug 2013 | Article
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Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

IUCN and CEPF Launch New Funding for Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Bangkok,19 August 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have launched a $10.4 million, five-year investment in the conservation of the globally important biodiversity found in the Indo-Burma region. …  

19 Aug 2013 | International news release
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World Ranger Day at Pangsida National park, Thailand

Thailand observes its first World Ranger Day

The vulnerability and threats faced by forest rangers everyday are given due acknowledgment on World Ranger Day, held annually on July 31. For the first time, World Ranger Day was observed in Thailand at Pang Sida National Park that is one of the five constituents of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chaired by Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; the event was held by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), the Freeland Foundation, and IUCN. …  

16 Aug 2013 | Article
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The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve included the three core areas—Boeung Tonle Chhmar, Stung Sen and Prek Toal—comprise the most important inland wetland in Southeast Asia, both for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods based on harvesting of fishery resources.

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Indo-Burma Hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. …  

29 Jul 2013 | Article
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Andrew Wyatt, Mekong Delta Programme Manager, IUCN Viet Nam, and focal contact for Building Coastal Resilience Project (BCR)

Andrew Wyatt teams up with BCR and drives Coastal Forum 2013 preparation

Andrew Wyatt is an Australian national with over fifteen years of research and project management experience in the Mekong Region. He has a BSc from Macquarie University and completed his PhD in Geography from the University of Sydney in 2004. Since then, Andrew has been living and working in Vietnam.   …  

24 Jul 2013 | Article
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unique fishing gear in Chanthaburi, Thailand

Upcoming research on fishing net use: Developments in Chanthaburi Province

The four-year Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, that started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. As part of this project, Chanthaburi Province in Thailand has been selected to reduce its vulnerability to climate change. In Thailand, the partners for the project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Since the final year for implementation is approaching, the sustainability of project is an important concern. We learn more about the progress and developments in SDF’s field work at Bang Chan sub-district, Chanthaburi Province. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Trat Fisherfolk Association Vote: The process to establish a small-scale fisherfolk association in Trat Province began with a meeting where villagers voted on the need for such a body.

The impact of fishery law reforms on local communities: BCR progress in Trat Province

As part of the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, Trat Province in Thailand has been selected for strengthening local ability and piloting adaptation plans and activities to reduce vulnerability to climate change. The four-year BCR project, which started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam to plan for, and adapt to, future climate risks. In Thailand, the partners for this project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. As the final year for implementation is fast approaching, the sustainability of the project is essential. We learn of SDF’s instrumental role in working on the field in Trat. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Experiences in informal tenure reform from IUCN's Livelihoods & Landscapes Strategy

Improving access to forest resources

It is commonly claimed that forest tenure reform that provides rural people with rights to access and use of forest resources can contribute to improved forest management and poverty alleviation. But, at least with respect to poverty alleviation, there are few experiences with formal forest tenure reform that have demonstrated this to date. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Experiences in forest landscape restoration and management

Improving ecosystem functionality and livelihood

This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ‘landscape’ approach to achieve these co-benefits. …  

21 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication


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