Mo Koh Similan National Park, Thailand
Fish sold at the Inlay market, Myanmar

MWD Team exchanged experience with Myanmar counterpart

Although Myanmar is not part of MWD, the door to collaboration is open. By Inlay lake in June, MWD Team sat together with Myanmar environmental conservation organization and government agencies to learn more about natural resources management in Myanmar, as well as to share information and work experiences with Myanmar counterpart. …  

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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MWD Thailand Working Group Meeting in Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand, June 2012

MWD Thai National Working Group Met in Chiang Khan

On 25-26 June 2012, members of MWD Thai National Working Group (TNWG) gathered in Chiang Khan, Loei Province in northeastern Thailand. The meeting was co-hosted by Chiang Khan Municipality, local NGOs and researchers were invited to join the discussion and share information. …  

30 Jul 2012 | Article
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Danny on boat

The Big Picture and the Sustainable Development Foundation

Sitting on the prow of a Thai longboat the color of fire and just as hot because of the unsympathetic April sun, I gazed into the abundant mangrove trees, my eyes unfocused, seeing my surroundings more fully. With the red hawks soaring on thermals, fish bouncing along the river surface like skipped rocks, local fishermen hydroplaning by in rainbow mini-boats, and the hypnotizing mangroves with roots like perfectly frayed rope, I can see more if I do not look specifically at any one part of the scene, but let my perception expand to acknowledge the scene as a whole. …  

29 Jul 2012 | Article
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S-VAM training in Thailand

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


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

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