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The Third Annual Coastal Forum on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, 23-24 October 2014, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Over 200 participants at the BCR Coastal Forum endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration

Successfully ended the Third and Last Annual Coastal Forum of the Building Coastal Resilience Project held during 23-25 October 2014 at the Sokha Beach Resort, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. Over 200 participants endosed the "Preah Sihanouk Declaration on Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia".   …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

Mangroves For the Future

Building Coastal Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Cambodia hosts 11th Mangroves for the Future regional meeting Representatives from 11 Asian countries met today in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the 11th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, which focuses on protecting vulnerable coastal regions for people and for nature.   …  

25 Oct 2014 | Media statement

The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

The farmer Dung's farm

Benefit sharing for co-management: Oyster farming in Can Gio mangrove forest

The Can Gio mangrove forest has been recognized as the protected forest of Ho Chi Minh City and as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ by UNESCO. To fully protect the mangrove areas in consistent with Forest Development and Protection Law, the Can Gio District People’s Committee issued directive 03/2009/CT-UBND which prohibits any activities that make changes to forests and forest land status.  …  

16 Oct 2014 | Article

Group photo with community fishery committee in Plov Touk, Kampong Chhnang Province

Establishing fish conservation areas: Progress to date

IUCN and FACT, the Fisheries Action Coalition Team, are implementing a 4-year EU-funded project called "Strengthening Capacity of Fishing Communities in the Tonle Sap to Manage their Natural Resources Sustainably". The project is helping to establish community managed fish conservation areas (FCAs) in three pilot sites in the Tonle Sap: Kampong Phluk Commune, Siem Reap Province; Boeung Chhmar, Kampong Thom Province; and Phlov Touk Commune, Kampong Chhnang Province. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Head of conservation group at the community center in Pred Nai

Mangrove conservation in Thailand: a mini revolution

In September, we took 10 government officials and three farmers from Ca Mau Province to sites along the eastern Gulf of Thailand to see examples of integrated mangrove-shrimp farming and mangrove conservation. After three days on the road, their overriding impression was that in Vietnam the government both regulates and assists farmers much more than in Thailand. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article
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Village tiger response team in Bangladesh

Tiger conservation programme launches call for proposals

Today, IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is launching a call for field-based projects for tiger conservation. Nine tiger range countries are eligible for funding under this programme and multidisciplinary projects delivered by collaborative partnerships are encouraged. The five-year programme is funded by the German government through the KfW Development Bank. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Communication skills training in Can Gio

The Building Coastal Resilience project update from Viet Nam

As part of the EU-funded project, Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR), the provinces Soc Trang, Kien Giang, Ben Tre and Can Gio District in Viet Nam have been selected to strengthen capacity and pilot adaptation activities for reducing climate change vulnerabilities. In Viet Nam, the BCR project partners with the Viet Nam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation).
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10 Oct 2014 | Article

A participant talking with IUCN GIS specialist

Hydrodiplomacy training: more exciting than it sounds

Spending two days learning about international water law sounds like cruel and unusual punishment. But the training course on hydrodiplomacy that IUCN and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) organized in Hanoi on September 18-19 turned out to be unusually stimulating. …   | Vietnamese

06 Oct 2014 | Article
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Mekong film screening and panel discussion

Mekong film screening and panel discussion

How can two seemingly opposite demands - sustainable development of a region and the rising demands for energy and economic growth - be met?
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29 Sep 2014 | Event