Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
IUCN MWD Thailand prepares for Mekong Dhamma Yatra

The “Dhamma Yatra” – a walk to raise awareness of Mekong nature organised by MWD Thailand and partners

Between 10 and 19 February 2011, a walk will take place along the Mekong River in northern Thailand to celebrate and raise awareness of the river’s natural beauty and conservation importance. The “Dhamma Yatra” walk for Mekong nature is being jointly organised by MWD Thailand and its partners, the Mekong-Lanna Network for Nature and Culture Conservation, Hill Area and Community Development Foundation (HADF), Living River Siam, Northern River Basin Network, Khun Nikom Phuttha and his Dhamma Yatra Network, Plum Village, a network of people from eight Mekong provinces, Anantara Golden Triangle, Panyapeti Institute, the Tambon Community Organization Network from seven Mekong provinces in northeast Thailand, and the Recycle Band.  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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IUCN MWD Thailand Indigenous women seminar

Indigenous women discuss managing water resources to enhance food security and adapt to climate change

On 2–3 December 2011, MWD Thailand, together with the Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT), the Hill Area and Community Development Foundation (HADF), and the Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand, held a seminar in Chiang Rai for indigenous women to discuss and exchange views on managing water resources to enhance food security and adapt to climate change. Twenty women representing 10 ethnic groups (including Karen, Hmong, Mien, Palong, Lawa, Shan, Lahu, Lisu, Kachin and Akha) from Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai took an active part in the event.  

21 Dec 2011 | News story
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Water onion, the recent IUCN Red list Threatened species, Naka canal, Ranong, Thailand

A local community on a global mission

The recent listing of the water onion (Crinum thaianum) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ connects the dots between local and global concerns  
 

19 Dec 2011 | News story
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Kristen Carusos

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week - final reflections

During Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), private enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and influential players in the environmental and forestry sector came together to debate the challenges and opportunities that Asia's forests face. Kristen Carusos of IUCN’s China office gives her take on the proceedings. …  

22 Nov 2011 | News story

Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story
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Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story

Head of Village number 2 tested water during a field trip

Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan sub-district

 Communities in Bang Chan found a suitable plan to solve a drinking water problem after they have been struggling to get fresh water for several years. This is part of the climate change adaptation of local communities as a result of Promoting Local Innovations Workshop in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand on 21-23 October 2011. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Article

Flooding in Ayuttaya, Thailand Oct 23 2011

Thai Floods

As the floods in Thailand reach record levels, they are causing unprecedented damage to human lives, property and the natural environment. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Brainstorming in needs and objectives

Learning from the Thai experience of river basin management

Jointly with the Chi River Basin Committee, MWD Thailand has now commenced an assessment of the Thai River Basin Organisations (RBO).  Based on the Chi River Basin, northeastern Thailand, the assessment will be conducted from September – November 2011 and will foster an understanding of RBO strengths and weaknesses. 

25 Sep 2011 | News story

Fishermen  in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

Securing fisher-folk livelihoods through climate risk management in Thailand

Sustainable Development Foundation, IUCN’s partner in Thailand under the Building Coastal Resilience project, is adopting a climate risk management approach to secure fisher-folk livelihoods by strengthening the management of marine and coastal resources. …  

19 Sep 2011 | Article


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