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Flood in Thailand, 2008

Finding balance benefits society, nature

Water management specialists talk about millions of cubic metres of water. I find it incredibly difficult to visualise these numbers in a way that feels "real" to me. So I started imagining a simple picture — a swimming pool. …  

24 Jul 2014 | News story

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

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

Peter W Crawford

New staff: Peter W. Crawford, Chief Technical Advisor, EU Global Climate Change Alliance, IUCN Lao PDR

IUCN welcomes Mr. Peter W. Crawford has joined IUCN as the Chief Technical Advisor, EU Global Climate Change Alliance, IUCN Lao PDR with effect from 01 April 2014. Mr. Crawford will be based at the IUCN Lao Country Programme Office, in Vientiane, Lao PDR. …  

20 May 2014 | Article

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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

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

Adam Starr

New staff: Adam Starr, Country Manager, IUCN Lao PDR

IUCN welcomes Mr. Adam Starr to join IUCN as Country Manager, IUCN Lao PDR Country Office with effect from 01 May 2014. Mr. Starr will be based at the IUCN Lao, PDR Office, in Vientiane.   …  

01 May 2014 | Article

Sekong River, Lao PDR

Water and energy challenges: Diverse perspectives for a way forward

4 April 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Different sectors  can  work together to create policy that seeks to effectively conserve our natural resources, while simultaneously addressing the demands of a growing population in a rapidly developing country.  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

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