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However, IUCN initially re-opening its Liaison Project Office through and housed with UNESCO in 1992 and later on have its own Project Office in Phnom Penh till now.

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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

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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

Floating guard post in Kampong Phluk

Fish conservation in Kampong Phluk: an update

With EU funding, FACT and IUCN have helped the community fisheries (CFi) committee establish a 200-hectare fish conservation area (FCA) in Kampong Phluk. This is the largest and wealthiest of the three pilot sites and has been the most challenging because of its rich fishing grounds, which are considered among the most productive in the Tonle Sap. …  

17 Sep 2015 | Article
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Floating guard post in Boeung Chhmar

Fish conservation in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site: an update

In 2014, the EU-funded community fisheries conservation project in the Tonle Sap established a 65-hectare fish conservation zone, or community protected area (CPA), in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site. Quarterly focus group discussions and monthly monitoring have shed light on both successes and challenges.  …  

17 Sep 2015 | Article
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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

Ceremony to bless the Ghost Forest and deep pools

Fish conservation impacts in Phlov Touk: successes and challenges

As the 4-year IUCN/FACT EU-funded project "Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably" enters its final stages, the results in Phlov Touk, one of three pilot sites where we have helped establish fish conservation areas (FCAs) under the management of Community Fisheries (CFi) committees, are becoming clear. …  

15 Sep 2015 | Article
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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

SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild

Great news from Cambodia, one of the four countries where the Turtle Survival Alliance and its partners are implementing an SOS-funded project to help protect and conserve the South East Asian Terrapins. The Cambodian component of the project, carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced the release of 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.   …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

Installing demarcation poles around fish conservation area in Kampong Phluk

Fish conservation areas and local support

A mid-term review was recently completed of the EU funded and IUCN and FACT implemented project Strengthening capacity of fishing communities in the Tonle Sap to manage their natural resources sustainably, which has helped establish and test the value of fish conservation areas (FCAs) in the Tonle Sap. …  

17 Jun 2015 | Article
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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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Wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site

Documentary of the wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site, Camodia.

Inception Workshop on Coastal Use Zoning

News reported by KTV and SEAV aired on 27 June 2013

Seagrass in Cambodia and its importances

 News reported by CNC

Kompot’s the largest Seagrass area in Southeast Asia

News reported by Cambodian News Cahnnel (CNC) TV, aired on 16 May 2013.

Climate change impacts on Koh Kapik Community

News reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 30 April  2013

Workshop on Climate Change Impacts to Coastal Communities in Cambodia and Thailand

 News Reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 25  April 2013

World Wetladay Event, Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong, Cambodia

World Wetland Day event conducted in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong provine, Cambodia on 23-24 February 2013.

Building Coastal Resilience Forum

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. About first annual forum on Building Coastal Resilience in Viet Nam, Cabodia and Thialand, 28, February - 2 March 2012, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Consultative Workshop On Management Planning for Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong

News reported by Apsaranet TV, Aired on November 25, 2012

CTV9 Banteay Meanchey Report on Climate Change
Cambodia Television Network

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. On Climate Change during 3-5 October 2011 of IUCN 's project sites in Koh Kong province.

Strengthen Capacity of Community Fisheries in three sites around Tone Sap

 Aired on 27 August 2013 by CNC