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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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Fisher living in Boeung Tonle Chhmar

First reflection on Local Livelihood in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar Site after the 35 Commercial Fishing Lots abolished

A situation analysis was conducted to study about the current situation of local livelihood based on Fishery Resources in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar Site (BCRS) from April to May 2013. BCRS is recognized for its high wetlands and biodiversity resources. The site is one of the most productive freshwater fisheries for local livelihoods and national revenue. Located in Peam Bang commune, Stoung district, Kampong Thom province, this area is surrounded by a dynamic river system that links to the Tonle Sap Great Lake. …  

17 May 2013 | Article
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Rainwater harvesting, Koh Kapik village

Freshwater resources, major concern in Koh Kapik

Koh Kapik village in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, is an isolated village surrounded by mangrove forest and salt-water with limited access to the mainland. Approximatly 1,168 people over 233 villages are now lacking freshwater for daily consumption, making this village is highly vulnerable to natural disaster and climate change. …  

17 May 2013 | Article
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Water Governance and Negotiation Training Workshop

Water governance and negotiation training workshop

The Water Governance and Negotiation Training Workshop is the key to strengthening the capacity of government and civil society in sustainable natural resource management and livelihood improvement. This workshop was designed to improve skills regarding international negotiations in support of good watershed governance. Siem Reap, Cambodia - Water Governance and Negotiation Training Workshop is key to strengthen capacity of government and civil society for sustaining natural resources management and for livelihood improvement. This workshop was designed to impart key concepts and skills regarding international negotiations in support of good watershed governance to invited stakeholders and practitioners and to help them build communities of practice to further develop these concepts and skills.   …  

17 May 2013 | Article
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Mangrove in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Cambodia prepared to become full member of Mangroves for the Future Initiative

Cambodia is in the process of becoming a full-fledged member of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, joining nine countries spanning across South and East Asia. The Ministry of Environment of Cambodia, in cooperation with IUCN Cambodia, organized a consultative meeting on 22 February 2013 with 16 different stakeholders to draft the Cambodian MFF National Strategy and Action Plan. 

17 May 2013 | Article
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One of two Mekong Giant Barbs died in storm

Storm Causes Unprecedented Death of 20 Tons of Fish, including Two Engendered Fish

Boeung Tonle Chhmar, Cambodia: About 20 tonnes of fish including two Mekong Giant Barbs Fish (Catlocarpio Siamensis), listed in the IUCN Red List as Endangered, died in a heavy storm in Boeung Tonle Chhmar on 11 April 2013. Following soon after the incident, IUCN Cambodia made this catastrophic event a focal point during a Mekong Water Dialogues meeting to discuss intervention in the storm-struck region and to define priority actions for sustainable natural resource management in the future. 

17 May 2013 | Article
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H.E. Saut Yea, Deputy Governor of Kampot.

Zoning to adapt

Sustainable Coastal Management is one of the key mechanisms to ensure a better chance for Kampot and its people to cope with impacts from both climate and non-climate factors. …  

16 May 2013 | Article
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The panel from left to right: Dr Robert Mather, Head of Southeast Asia Group, IUCN; H.E. Say Socheat, Deputy Governor, Koh Kong Province; Mr Meas Sophal, Deputy Director of General Department of Administration of Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment; Mrs Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk, Director, Sustainable Development Foundation

Ecosystems are transboundary

In early 2013, two bordering provinces of Thailand and Cambodia discussed possible transboundary collaboration. A group of 34 representatives from communities, academy, local government offices in Trat, as well as a team of the Sustainable Development Foundation and IUCN, travelled to Koh Kong, Cambodia to meet with H.E. Say Socheat, Deputy Governor of Koh Kong province, and other officials, as part of the European Union funded project Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR). …  

15 May 2013 | Article
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3rd MWD/NWG meeting, Cambodia

Mekong Water Dialogues Meeting: Setting up a Future Action Plan in Cambodia

Pursat, CambodiaIUCN Cambodia organized a two-day Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) National Working Group meeting, bringing together ten members and key stakeholders from the Fisheries Administration to share and exchange knowledge to set up an action plan for the future. It aimed to provide information about MWD progress activities from 2012-13 and to discuss the 2013 work plan. Its objective was also to find solutions to climate change vulnerabilities in the Tonle Sap area, and to define actions for sustainable natural resource management in the Boeung Chmmar Ramsar Site. 

13 May 2013 | Article
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Mekong Days in Washington DC 2013

"Mekong Days"

Robert Mather, Head of IUCN Southeast Asia Group, was in Washington, DC for the U.S. debut of the film “MEKONG”, which examines the issues of hydropower development and its impact on Mekong citizens' lives. IUCN, Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD), Challenge Programme for Food and Water (CPWF), and the Goethe Institute set up the debut of the film during the DC Environmental Film Fest, and also planned related “Mekong Days” -- several days of events held over 22-27th March 2013, highlighting issues related to the Mekong, including panels at the Goethe Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center in which Robert participated. …  

11 May 2013 | Article
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University students participated WWD 2013

Protecting Wetlands is Protecting Sources of Water

Koh Kong, Cambodia, 23 and 24 February - More than 500 people gathered to celebrate the World Wetlands’ Day in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS) in Koh Kong, which is home to the largest mangrove forests in Cambodia.   …  

08 Apr 2013 | 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