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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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Participatory Dolphin Survey meeting

Participatory Dolphin Survey for Koh Kong Province

Koh Kong Province, 06 July 2013 –The meeting in preparation for the dolphin survey brought together dolphin experts from IUCN Thailand and IUCN Cambodia as well as all relevant stakeholders from Cambodia such as the Fisheries Administrative, the Department of Environment, and community members to meet and share survey techniques and methodologies. This survey will also collaborate with Dr Brian Smith, who is the Director of the World Conservation Society’s Asian Freshwater and Coastal Cetacean Programme. …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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IUCN training on climate change for Thai PBS as part of the MOU and BCR project.

IUCN and SDF brought Thai PBS team to learn about climate change in community level

BANGKOK — A group of producers, news reporters, production teams, academic researchers and trainers pertaining to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) rendezvoused to East Thailand and Coastal Cambodia to learn about villagers’ climate change related problems on 22-26 April. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article
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Tim Badman, Director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature

WHC credibility upheld during Cambodia’s hosting

For Tim Badman, the director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the WHC meetings in Cambodia this year produced a welcome strong yield of natural site inscriptions. …  

28 Jun 2013 | Article
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H.E Yim Chhaly and H.E Nao Thuok accompanied by Community Fisheries to visited Fisheries conservation zone in Pneat Pongsat pagoda

National Conference on the Progress of Community Fisheries after fundamental fisheries reform

Banteay Meanchey province: 30 May 2013, the National Conference on Progress of Community Fisheries after fisheries reform, held at Pneat Pongsat pagoda, brought together 320 participants across the nation to understand progress made and the challenges faced by community fisheries in the sustainable management of natural resources. The objective was to collect recommendations from stakeholders, and to strengthen collaboration and support for empowering the community’s fisheries. 

06 Jun 2013 | Article
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Ghost Forest lake

Protected Ghost Forest Areas: A Benefit for Fisheries, Natural Resource Conservation and Livelihood of the Local Community in Plov Touk

Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: The Ghost Forest is a flooded forest at a distance of about 700 m from the Peam Khnorng village along the Plov Touk creek. Clearing of patches of the forest and fishing by those living outside the commune are resulting in environmental degradation. If this area is better protected, it can support biodiversity and improve fisheries’ resources. IUCN and its partner Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) have selected this site to implement an EU-funded project to strengthen the capacity of local fishermen in sustainable and ecologically responsible ways. 

28 May 2013 | Article
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Flooding Forest was burn

Tonle Sap dependent people come under pressure

Over the last few decades, the Tonle Sap Great Lake, one of the world’s most productive inland fishing waters and the heart of Cambodian life, has come under threat from illegal fishing practices, medium and large-scale commercial fishing, water pollution, hydropower dams, and deforestation. Tonle Sap is a World Heritage site and has been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1997. The surrounding forests and flooding tree areas also play an important role in sustaining this ecological system which supports the livelihoods of over 1.2 million people. …  

27 May 2013 | Article
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Seagrass in Kampot

Training in participatory seagrass survey techniques

Kampot province: From 6-10 May 2013, a training on participatory seagrass survey techniques was organized by IUCN, funded by the EU, through IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project. It aimed to build capacity of participants on seagrass survey techniques and environmental and developmental issues related to the seagrass. 

25 May 2013 | Article
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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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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