Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
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Local Youth Monitor their Mangroves through Innovative Technology

Climate change is transforming the very landscape we once knew. With rising sea temperatures in addition to flooding and erosion along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, every member of coastal communities has to unite in ways to protect themselves from inevitable disasters. Climate change doesn't just bring about catastrophic disasters, but leads to negative impacts on marine and coastal resources, and in turn community livelihoods. …  

29 Jul 2012 | Article
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View of Doi Mae Salong

Assessing payments for ecosystem services (PES) in Doi Mae Salong, northern Thailand

The IUCN Thailand Programme has released a report on ‘The Relevance of Tenure and Forest Governance for Incentive-Based Mechanisms: Implementing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Doi Mae Salong’. Authored by Eliana Fischman, the report explores forest governance and the existing tenure framework at Doi Mae Salong, offering preliminary recommendations for implementing a PES scheme.   …  

18 Jun 2012 | Downloads - document

SEADocs poster

Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award - Call for Entries

 SEADocs – The Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award is a competition to encourage the art of documentary filmmaking in the region as a platform to engage with pressing social and environmental issues. …   | French

06 Jun 2012 | News story
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Collaboration sign for IWWM dialogue

A dialogue on integrated water and wetlands management among six local authorities in Kang La Wa wetland, Khon Kaen province

 Sixty participants representing six tambon administrative organisations (TAOs) around Kang La Wa wetland gathered on 21–22 May 2012 to develop a collaborative plan for integrated water and wetland management to support various user groups and local livelihoods. The dialogue was supported by MWD Thailand.  

21 May 2012 | News story

The first meeting of the provincial working group on building community and ecosystem resilience to the impacts of climate change

The Kang La Wa wetland conservation and integrated water management dialogue kicks off

On 25 April 2012, MWD Thailand, together with WWF, the Coca Cola Foundation, Khon Kaen University, Region 4 of the Department of Water Resources and other stakeholders in Khon Kaen province, held the first meeting of the provincial working group on building community and ecosystem resilience to the impacts of climate change. The meeting discussed integrated water resource and wetland management at Kang La Wa wetland in Ban Phai district.  

21 May 2012 | News story

the Mo Ko Similan national park's staff is taking a 2x2 metre quadrate and monitoring equipment along with his park colleagues for marine and coastal resources monitoring at the Sirinard National Park

Workshop on long-term marine and coastal resources monitoring looks to improve management of Thailand’s marine protected areas

Staff from 11 marine national parks and 3 associated research centers learned how to use long-term marine and coastal resources monitoring as a basis for improving park management at a workshop in Sirinard National Park, Phuket, on 8-10 May 2012.     …  

16 May 2012 | News story

Building a clay dyke strengthened with local materials such as bamboo and giant mimosa poles.

Improving wetland functioning and services by developing a communal kaem ling (“monkey cheek”) water retention system at Wieng Nong Lom, Chiang Rai province

On 7–8 May 2012, MWD Thailand, together with the villagers of Ban Bha Sak Luang, a village bordering Wieng Nong Lom wetland, and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), joined hands to build a clay dyke strengthened with local materials such as bamboo and giant mimosa poles. The communal dyke will serve to create a small reservoir – known in Thai as a kaem ling or “monkey cheek” after the animal’s practice of filling its cheeks with food – to retain water from the rainy season and maintain water levels during the dry season. It will supply local consumption needs as well as help to restore wetland vegetation and support the growth of wetland pasture managed as a communal grazing area.  

15 May 2012 | News story

Pa dek for sale at the Pakse, 2km market.

Travels along the Mekong Fish Market Chain

An early morning in late March, my IUCN colleague ,Vilavong, and I were in Naksang, Lao PDR (in the 4,000 islands) looking for transport to Pakse when a song teow (small truck converted into passenger vehicle) packed full of buckets of pa dek (fermented fish sauce, a staple of Lao cuisine) picked us up. 

08 May 2012 | News story
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Green Ride starting point at Mae Had Pier

A Green Parade for a Green Paradise

 A green parade of bike riders kicked off the ‘Keep Koh Tao Clean, Keep Koh Tao Green’ campaign on the morning of 28 April at Mae Haad pier on the west coast of the island. The event, aimed at raising islanders’ awareness of the growing waste problem, was part of the 2012 annual Koh Tao festival, organised by the Save Koh Tao community group, the Koh Tao Tambon Administrative Organization, and local businesses.          

30 Apr 2012 | News story

Dararat Weerapong, Senior Communications Officer, Southeast Asia Group, IUCN Asia

Interview with Dararat Weerapong

Dararat Weerapong is a new member of BCR project team. She serves as a Senior Communications Officer for Southeast Asia Group of IUCN. Apart from BCR, she also acts as a communications focal point for IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues. Prior to IUCN, she worked for Thailand Environment Institute, WWF, Stockholm Environment Institute and UNESCO Bangkok. She will share with us about her views on communications.   …  

12 Apr 2012 | Article
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  • Case study: IUCN's Ecosystem-based Approach: Mae Chan Watershed in Northern Thailand (2012)

    Case study: IUCN's Ecosystem-based Approach: Mae Chan Watershed in Northern Thailand (2012)

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    6 Steps of Tai Baan Research

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    Lessons learned of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) in Thailand

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