Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
unique fishing gear in Chanthaburi, Thailand

Upcoming research on fishing net use: Developments in Chanthaburi Province

The four-year Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, that started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. As part of this project, Chanthaburi Province in Thailand has been selected to reduce its vulnerability to climate change. In Thailand, the partners for the project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Since the final year for implementation is approaching, the sustainability of project is an important concern. We learn more about the progress and developments in SDF’s field work at Bang Chan sub-district, Chanthaburi Province. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Trat Fisherfolk Association Vote: The process to establish a small-scale fisherfolk association in Trat Province began with a meeting where villagers voted on the need for such a body.

The impact of fishery law reforms on local communities: BCR progress in Trat Province

As part of the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BCR) project, Trat Province in Thailand has been selected for strengthening local ability and piloting adaptation plans and activities to reduce vulnerability to climate change. The four-year BCR project, which started in 2011, aims to build capacity of local governments and people in eight coastal provinces across Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam to plan for, and adapt to, future climate risks. In Thailand, the partners for this project are the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. As the final year for implementation is fast approaching, the sustainability of the project is essential. We learn of SDF’s instrumental role in working on the field in Trat. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Article
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Experiences in informal tenure reform from IUCN's Livelihoods & Landscapes Strategy

Improving access to forest resources

It is commonly claimed that forest tenure reform that provides rural people with rights to access and use of forest resources can contribute to improved forest management and poverty alleviation. But, at least with respect to poverty alleviation, there are few experiences with formal forest tenure reform that have demonstrated this to date. …  

23 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Experiences in forest landscape restoration and management

Improving ecosystem functionality and livelihood

This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ‘landscape’ approach to achieve these co-benefits. …  

21 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

IUCN field visited to Pang Sida National Park, Thailand

Moving Towards Community Engagement in Pang Sida National Park

Pang Sida National Park covers the area of Amphur Muang of Sa Kaew Province, Wattana Nakorn and Amphur Na Dee of Prachinburi Province in Thailand. These regions consist of fertile forests and invaluable natural resources. Designated a national park in 1982, it is about 594 sq. km. The landscape consists of high mountains; the area is fertile and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. This region also is a part of the landscape that constitutes the upper watershed of the Bang Pakong river basin.   …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Public hearing on a draft of water law in Thailand

Public hearings contribute to draft law on water management

The draft law for facilitating Thailand’s integrated water management is being developed since January 2013; in partnership with the Law Reform Commission of Thailand, the NGO Assembly for the Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, the Asia Foundation, and IUCN through the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD). The Drafting Committee is formulating a draft Integrated Water Management Law though public participatory process. …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Mekong river in Xayabouri Province

MWD Evaluating Progress and Charting the Way Forward

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam: On 12 June 2013, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) Project Steering Committee Meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City. The aim was to discuss and evaluate the progress of the MWD project and to exchange ideas and experiences in a Southeast Asian context. …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Doe Mae Salong,Thailand

Unusual Partnership - Doi Mae Salong Landscape, Thailand

The Doi Mae Salong watershed in the north-west of Thailand is the headwater of the Mae Chan River, a tributary of the Mekong River. As such, it is an extremely important landscape for the economy of the region. The landscape has the particularity of being designated a Military Reserved Area and coming under the control and command of the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTAF). …  

16 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication
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IUCN training on climate change for Thai PBS as part of the MOU and BCR project.

IUCN and SDF brought Thai PBS team to learn about climate change in community level

BANGKOK — A group of producers, news reporters, production teams, academic researchers and trainers pertaining to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) rendezvoused to East Thailand and Coastal Cambodia to learn about villagers’ climate change related problems on 22-26 April. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article
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Forest ranger with a felled Siamese rosewood tree left behind by loggers after the raid. Forest rangers are tasked with laborious and dangerous jobs to protect the forests, but with little support from the government.

More must be done to safeguard our Natural World Heritage

On 14th March 2013, 33 year old forest ranger Thaweesak Chomyong, was killed trying to prevent illegal Phayung (Siamese Rosewood) logging in Pang Sida National Park. This tragedy shocked many people in Thailand. It made us stop and think, and ask the question “What is really happening in our most important protected forests?” …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article


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

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

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