Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
The Third Annual Coastal Forum on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, 23-24 October 2014, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Over 200 participants at the BCR Coastal Forum endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration

Successfully ended the Third and Last Annual Coastal Forum of the Building Coastal Resilience Project held during 23-25 October 2014 at the Sokha Beach Resort, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. Over 200 participants endosed the "Preah Sihanouk Declaration on Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia".   …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

Mangroves For the Future

Building Coastal Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Cambodia hosts 11th Mangroves for the Future regional meeting Representatives from 11 Asian countries met today in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the 11th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, which focuses on protecting vulnerable coastal regions for people and for nature.   …  

25 Oct 2014 | Media statement

The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

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?
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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

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