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Reptiles captured during a recent biodiversity survey conducted with the support of a CEPF grant from Phase I.

Decisions for CEPF Indo-Burma phase II funding currently underway

Vientiane, 5 December 2013 – The National Advisory Committee (NAC) for implementation of the second phase of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in Lao PDR met last month to discuss grant proposals submitted for the first call of the five-year investment for conservation of biodiversity in the Indo-Burma hotspot. 

12 Dec 2013 | Article

Participants of the Nam Lik Workshop

Consultation Workshop on Logical Framework approach of the Nam Lik River Basin Management Plan

The Water Resources Department and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, through the Vientiane Provincial Natural Resources and Department Division 

27 Nov 2013 | News story

Camera-trap photo of Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) - taken on 7 September 2013 at early evening shows a single Saola moving along a rocky forest valley stream in a remote corner of the Central Annamite mountains of Vietnam.

Elusive Saola caught on camera!

Last photographed in Laos in 1999, a living Saola has been recorded by camera trap in central Vietnam. Three photographs of the same adult Saola were taken by an automatic camera trap set in a protected area, under a project by the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department and WWF. It shows the animal in early evening, moving along a rocky stream in the forest. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Mekong: Viet Nam - the Delta film screening and panel discussion at FCCT

Mekong Delta in the Crossfire of Change

A new documentary film highlights the fragility of the Mekong Delta in the face of triple threats from rapid development, climate change and hydropower development. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story
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Diceros sumatrensis

Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery

At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020. …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

Local fish market by the Mekong river in Cambodia

Better collaboration needed for Mekong transboundary fish trade

Representatives from IUCN Lao PDR, researchers from LARReC, IFREDI as well as representatives from fisheries departments of Cambodia and Lao PDR gathered in Pakse from the 11 to the 13 of September 2013 to discuss the final findings and policy recommendations of the IUCN led study “Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on Fisheries and Rural Employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand” supported by the Sumernet. …  

30 Sep 2013 | Article
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IUCN Lao PDR staff, joined by government and NGO partners for July 4th workshop in Vientiane

Engaging local communities, authorities and academic in Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods along the Mekong River

Finalization of Phase 2 of the CEPF supported “Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods along the Mekong River in Luang Phrabang, Xayabouri and Vientiane Provinces, Laos 

26 Sep 2013 | Article

Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

Action to tackle Southeast Asia’s Extinction Crisis

Southeast Asia hosts a high proportion of the world’s uniquely diverse fauna and flora, but key threats in the region such as habitat loss, hunting and trade continue to drive much of its wildlife towards extinction. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ reveals a worrying concentration of Critically Endangered species in this biodiversity hotspot. …  

17 Sep 2013 | International news release

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release