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Children living in Lang Sen Wetland Nature Reserve

New project to improve water use in the Mekong Delta

On September 29, 2011, Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Field Coordinator Tang Phuong Gian attended the inception workshop in Soc Trang organized by Wageningen University (WU) and Can Tho University for Production Ability for Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Area of Mekong River, a project to explore ways to optimize the use of salt, brackish, and freshwater in the Mekong Delta. The project builds on a study called Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE) that was funded by LNV, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality and coordinated by IUCN with technical support provided by WU’s Dr. Gerardo van Halsema, who organized this workshop. For a copy of the WFE case studies, click HERE. …   | Vietnamese

14 Oct 2011 | News story

(L-R- Shamen Vidanage, Acting Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka, Ms Sanjeewani de Silva – Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Hon Minister of Environment)

Launch of Threatened…: Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity, Coffee Table Book

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1963, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. 

10 Oct 2011 | News story

Traditional and eco-toilet in Xiaowopu village, Miyun County, Beijing, China

Bringing back to nature: Improving compost toilets in rural China

As part of a pilot project for the Nokia Miyun watershed conservation initiative, we are working with local community in the watershed to improve their sub-watershed health through upgrading their toilets into eco-friendly composting toilets that separates urine and manure for better aerobic composting. This low-cost technology, used in many organic and eco-farms worldwide, significantly reduces pollution from human waste and produces good quality compost for agriculture usage. …   | Chinese

10 Oct 2011 | Article

Certificate distribution By Mr. Inamullah Khan

One day Training Workshop on Nature Resource Management

IUCN Baluchistan Partnership sustainable development Project organized a one – day training workshop on the subject Sustainable Natural Resource Management at Qila Saifullah. …  

04 Oct 2011 | International news release

Local woman boats across Beung Kiat Ngong

Lao PDR’s Ramsar sites, Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands, learn from each other

Supported by the IUCN Mekong Water Dialogues project, local officials and community representatives from the Xe Champhone Wetland in Savannakhet Province recently travelled together to Beung Kiat Ngong in Champassak Province to strengthen capacity and build a vision for sustainable wetland management. …  

04 Oct 2011 | Event
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IUCN Mekong Water Dialogues Cambodia NWG meeting October 2011

Increased impact from wetlands policy

MWD Cambodia is striving to achieve support and endorsement from the Cambodian government for the establishment of a national framework for wetlands management to secure adequate protection of wetlands for long-term conservation and sustainable livelihood practices. Initially MWD had set out to establish a National Wetland Strategic Plan or National Wetland Strategic Guidance for Cambodia. However, based on a strategic review MWD Cambodia has reassessed and decided that the establishment of Sectoral Wetland Guidelines is a higher priority and also more effective within the timeframe of MWD.
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30 Sep 2011 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Implementing Conservation and Wise Use in Lao PDR’s two Ramsar sites

Since joining the Ramsar Convention last year, the Government of Lao PDR and its partners have stepped up implementation of the Convention and its principles of conservation and wise use of wetlands. 

30 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Brunner presents climate change situation in the region

IUCN launches EU-funded climate change project in Cambodia

IUCN officially launched the EU funded project to build Cambodia's resilience to climate change at a meeting in Koh Kong on August 11, 2011. This 4-year project will build the capacity of people and the ecosystems on which they depend to cope with impacts of climate change in eight provinces along the coastline between Bangkok and HCMC. In Cambodia, the project will work in Koh Kong and Kampot Provinces. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Wheat growing in India

IUCN State Members come together to meet Aichi Targets through Regional Cooperation

The 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon brings together IUCN Members to deliberate on collective action towards achieving Aichi Targets. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story
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Feeding cage-farmed fish, Surat Thani, MFF Thailand project

Spotlight on food security in Asia

People centered and partnership based solutions were the focus of discussions on food security and coastal conservation during a side session at the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Korea. 

29 Sep 2011 | Article
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