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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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With an estimated commercial value exceeding US$2 billion per year, the Mekong is the world’s most valuable inland fishery

Viet Nam ratified 1997 UN Watercourses Convention

In February 2013, Jake Brunner and Robert Mather published an opinion piece in the Bangkok Post entitled “After Xayaburi, It's time for some hydrodiplomacy". Amongst other issue this identified gaps in the existing legal instruments and policy mechanisms available to Mekong countries in effectively and equitably addressing issues of trans-boundary resource management in general and in particularly in the case of the Mekong River itself. …  

30 Jun 2014 | Article

H.E. Say Samal presiding over the event

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity in Cambodia

On 22 May, celebrations for the International Day for Biological Diversity took place with a thousand participants in attendance in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. ‘Island Biodiversity’–the theme for 2014—was highlighted. The event aimed to demonstrate the Cambodian Government’s strong commitment to natural resource management and the Ministry of Environment’s efforts as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) focal point.  …  

11 Jun 2014 | Article

IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

New Funding to Tackle Biodiversity Crisis in Indo-Burma Hotspot - Small grants invest in the capacity of civil society to protect rare species

Bangkok, Thailand: A new portfolio of grants to protect the highly threatened biodiversity of the Indo-Burma region was announced today by IUCN and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to mark International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2014. …  

27 May 2014 | International news release

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Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now!   …  

15 May 2014 | Event

Focus group discussion in Kampong Phluk commune, Siem Reap province.

The Small-Scale Fish Conservation Area Is a Solution for Fish Security in the Tonle Sap Lake

As the largest lake in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s Tonle Sap directly supports the livelihoods of more than 1.2 million people. Established by Royal Decree as the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve in 2001, this huge and dynamic wetland makes an essential contribution to national food security. …  

14 May 2014 | Article

Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group, IUCN

New staff: Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group

IUCN welcomes Mr. Petch Manopawitr to join as the Deputy, Southeast Asia Group (Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) with effect from 01 April 2014. Mr. Manopawitr will be based at the IUCN, Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

06 May 2014 | Article

Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

CEPF ready to roll out grants in the Indo-Burma region

Following the announcement of the second phase of CEPF support of Indo-Burma biodiversity hot-spot and review of proposals, new grants are now in process to be awarded.  …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

Channel dredging operation

Immense benefits of channel dredging in Koh Kapik

Koh Kong Province, Cambodia - A 2,160-metre long, 4-metre wide and 1.5-metre deep channel is being dredged in Koh Kapik village. This process started in October 2013 and is expected to finish in December 2014, with financial support from the European Union through the IUCN-implemented project "Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia" and also with a small contribution from the local community. Before this intervention, the local people faced numerous difficulties. These arose because the channel is very shallow (around 30 cm deep) especially in the rainy season due to excessive accumulation of sediment deposition, as a result of which boats cannot move easily at night during the dry season.  …  

28 Jan 2014 | Article
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Group photo of Wetland governance in Asia workshop

Workshop on wetlands governance in Asia: Report published

IUCN published a report on the “Wetlands Governance Workshop” as a result of the workshop held in Pakse in Lao PDR from 21 to 23 August 2013.  

22 Jan 2014 | 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