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Fishing in Trapeang Sangke village, Cambodia

Assessing resilience of coastal environments-dependent livelihoods is important to inform decision-making as well as improving the process of adapting to climate change. The present study evaluates the resilience of coastal ecosystems and livelihoods to climate change impacts. This document produces useful climate change resilience knowledge for IUCN, environmental policy makers, local communities and other key stakeholders.

Installing demarcation poles around fish conservation areas in Kampong Phluk, Cambodia

This report presents results from the mid-term review (MTR) of the EU-funded Non-State Actors in Development project entitled "Strengthening capacity of fishing communities in the Tonle Sap to manage their natural resources sustainably". This is an ambitious project, implemented by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT). The project started in early 2013 and will continue until the end of 2016. As the project is half-way through, and given the rapidly changing policy and political context in Cambodia, the objectives and purpose of this review are to:

  1. Assess the overall progress and performance of the project.
  2. Identify constraints to implementation and how these might be removed or mitigated.
  3. Provide insights with regard to the future direction and scope of the project.

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Situation Analysis at Three Project Sites on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

With the abolition of the commercial fishing lots in 2012, the government has initiated a giant natural experiment: will the abolition of the lots result in a Tragedy of the Commons outcome whereby everyone loses or could a system of community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) be established to regulate fishing in ways that maximize the long-term benefits? The EU-funded project entitled Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably, which is being implemented by IUCN and FACT, is helping to establish FCAs in three pilot sites. Before starting, IUCN commissioned a situation analysis to assess risks and propose mitigation measures with a focus on how the FCAs could affect the most vulnerable households. The research was carried out by Dr. Sarah Milne of Australia National University with the support of IUCN and FACT staff. 



NEGOTIATE (in Khmer)

NEGOTIATE (in English)

Too often, negotiation over-emphasizes bargaining and competition embedded in zero-sum thinking. In welcome contrast, this book has an emphasis on constructive engagement and encouraging space in negotiations for deliberation, hearing multiple perspectives and consensus-building. Institutionalizing, or normalizing, this approach would lead to more informed and respectful negotiations and, hopefully, wiser and fairer choices.


SHARE (in Khmer)

SHARE (in English)

Transboundary rivers are increasingly being drawn upon to meet the needs of growing populations and economies. 

This book presents practical tools for conceptualizing and implementing cooperative, participatory management of shared water resources. It stresses the importance of information, communication, institutions and adaptability. It points to the range of benefits from water management and development that can be derived cooperatively, and must be shared equitably. 

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The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Indo-Burma

In this volume we aim to address this knowledge gap and present the most up-to date information on the distribution and extinction risk of freshwater species in all inland water ecosystems across the Indo-Burma hotspot, and where appropriate, the reasons behind their declining status.


Preparing REDD in Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Cambodia : designing a REDD-compliant benefit distribution system

Preparing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Cambodia : designing a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation-compliant benefit distribution system

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An integrated assessment for preliminary zoning of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Southwestern Cambodia


Both unique habitat and critically endangered species in the sanctuary have been declining at an alarming rate (especially from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s) due to human activities and illegal hunting. The purpose of this assessment was to (i) generate information that can be used to identify preliminary management zones in PKWS, (ii) understand the perception and perspectives of local people on PKWS management and the proposed zoning system, (iii) develop preliminary recommendations for a partial zoning scheme for PKWS supported by high quality maps, and (iv) build capacity of staff of the Ministry of Environment to develop approaches for zoning of protected areas under the PA Law 2008.


Cambodia Coastal Situation Analysis

Cambodia Coastal Situation Analysis

Cambodia has a coastline of 435 kilometres covering an area estimated at between 17,791km² and 18,477km². It consists of two provinces and two municipalities namely Koh Kong Province bordering Thailand in the west; Sihanouk ville Municipality which contains the key port; Kampot province, bordering Vietnam to the East; and Kep Municipality.



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Siphandone "an ecologically unique area that is essentially a microcosm of the entire lower Mekong River. Such a site is so rare in nature that every effort should be made to preserve all of teh Khone falls from any development"

There are 25,000 species of fish in the world -10,000

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SocMon is a set of guidelines for establishing a socioeconomic monitoring programme at a coastal management site in South Asia. SocMon is most appropriate at the study site level. The guidelines provide a prioritised list of socioeconomic variables useful to coastal managers as well as the questions for data collection and the tables for data analysis.


The Tonle Sap Fishery Community Consultation Meeting was run under honorably presided by H.E El Soy, deputy of provincial governor of Battambang province, and under the coordination and auspices of The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on 15 February 2010 at Sangke Hotel, Battambang province by followed on a previous 3-month research  

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Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS) was one of twentythree protected areas declared under a Royal Decree in 1993. Within the area are large areas of mangrove and of evergreen forests. PKWS is rich in biodiversity (PMMR, 2000). Apart from considerable floral biodiversity, twenty-four species of mammals, at least twenty-eight species of birds and a large number of marine species have been identified (An Dara et al. 2009). A number of the identified species are globally threatened. The total area of the sanctuary is just  



An integrated assessment of the biodiversity, livelihood and economic implications of the proposed special management zones in the Stung Treng Ramsar Site, Cambodia

‘Strengthening pro-poor wetland conservation using integrated biodiversity, livelihood andhas been funded under the Darwin Initiative of the UK Department for


Situation Analysis Stung Treng province, Cambodia

Stung Treng is one of Cambodia’s most remote provinces situated in the northeastern part the country about 481 km from the capital, Phnom Penh. The province borders Lao PDR to the north, Ratanakiri province to the east, Mondulkiri province to the south, and Kratie, Preah Vihear and Kompong Thom to the west (Map 1.1). Stung Treng’s provincial capital is indeed Stung Treng town.

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Wetlands have diverse and complex biological and socio-economic values that are often poorly reflected in conservation and development planning. Efforts to achieve sustainable, effective and equitable wetland conservation and management can be enhanced by a thorough Wetlands have diverse and complex biological and socio-economic values that are often poorly reflected in conservation and development planning. Efforts to achieve sustainable, effective and equitable

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Managing natural resources for both biodiversity and livelihoods (of the rural poor in particular) is possible if an integrated, participatory approach is taken to understand their linkages, interdependence and the implications of conservation interventions, such as applying proposed zoning regulations.

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The Mekong Region, encompassing territories of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar and China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region, Yunnan, Qinghai and Guangxi provinces is economically one of the fastest-growing regions of the world.The Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD), facilitated
by IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation

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IUCN conceptualizes Water Governance as "the way in which societies have assigned value to, made decision about, and managed the water resources available to them". Based on this concept, IUCN is dedicated to  

Guide of Biodiversity in farm of Cambodia

Cambodia is situated in the Indochinese Peninsula adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand with a land area of 181,035 square kilometers. The territory is characterised by a central floodplain surrounded by the Cardamom mountains in the southwest, Dangrek mountains in the north, and the coastal-marine ecosystem in the south. The Mekong River and the Tonle Sap Lake are the most important freshwater bodies of Cambodia central floodplains, which form a unique and complex ecological system containing rich natural resources base for the Cambodian.

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