Koh Kong Province, Cambodia

Climate change is a global challenge but a lot can be done at the local level to minimize impacts and capture opportunities. IUCN's Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia Project, funded by European Union, aims to increase adaptive capacity of people and the ecosystems on which they depend to cope with the anticipated impacts of climate change and plan for disaster risk reduction, through sound governance and planning.
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HIGHLIGHT: THE THIRD ANNUAL COASTAL FORUM 2014

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The Third Annual Coastal Forum 2014, Cambodia

 

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Group discussion during the training

Project Cycle Management training helps partners design better climate change adaptation pilot projects

An important goal of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project is to build the capacity of local government to design, implement, and monitor community based climate change adaptation pilot project. BCR is supporting the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Women's Union, Commune People's Committees, and Forest Management Boards in Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Can Gio to implement 10 pilot projects.  …   | Vietnamese

30 Jun 2014 | News story
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IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group, IUCN

New staff: Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group

IUCN welcomes Mr. Petch Manopawitr to join as the Deputy, Southeast Asia Group (Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) with effect from 01 April 2014. Mr. Manopawitr will be based at the IUCN, Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

06 May 2014 | Article

Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

CEPF ready to roll out grants in the Indo-Burma region

Following the announcement of the second phase of CEPF support of Indo-Burma biodiversity hot-spot and review of proposals, new grants are now in process to be awarded.  …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

Channel dredging operation

Immense benefits of channel dredging in Koh Kapik

Koh Kong Province, Cambodia - A 2,160-metre long, 4-metre wide and 1.5-metre deep channel is being dredged in Koh Kapik village. This process started in October 2013 and is expected to finish in December 2014, with financial support from the European Union through the IUCN-implemented project "Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia" and also with a small contribution from the local community. Before this intervention, the local people faced numerous difficulties. These arose because the channel is very shallow (around 30 cm deep) especially in the rainy season due to excessive accumulation of sediment deposition, as a result of which boats cannot move easily at night during the dry season.  …  

28 Jan 2014 | Article
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The Deputy Governor of Koh Kong, Mr Say Socheat, (middle in black top and scarf) posted with the dolphin survey team.

Progress in dolphin survey for improved conservation

On 23 October, a training course was arranged in Koh Kong by the Department of Environment (DoE), the Fisheries Administration (FiA) and IUCN Cambodia. It was facilitated by Dr Brian Smith from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Saisunee Chaksuin who is a dolphin conservation expert with of IUCN Southeast Asia group. The participants included government staff from the DoE, FiA, the Provincial Hall, IUCN staff, and local community members from Koh Kapik and the Peam Krasop Commune. This course followed the pre-survey conducted in July 2013 to scope the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS) in Cambodia and the neighbouring coastal area for dolphins. …  

18 Dec 2013 | Article
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Klong Takian Village’s Big Clean-up Day

Klong Takian Village’s Big Clean-up Day

As they continue to learn more about climate change, the children of Mai Root Sub-district of Trat province take action to reduce some of its impacts with a huge garbage collection effort at Kong Takian Village. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article
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floods in Uttarakhand State

CREATE VCA framework applied in post-crisis recovery

The CREATE vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) framework, developed under the BCR project, is receiving increasing interest from the post-crisis economic recovery community. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article
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SDF’s staff share information and knowledge about ecosystem-based and equitable approaches to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

ASEAN Day for Disaster Management Showcase

2013 ‘ASEAN Day for Disaster Management’ showcases projects and responses focused on differently abled and other marginalized groups.  …  

15 Dec 2013 | Article
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Climate Change Animation Competition judging panel

Thai PBS-IUCN awarded the winners of Climate Change Animation

14 December 2013, Bangkok – The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and IUCN collaborated to raise public awareness on climate change through the Climate Change Animation competition. After months of campaigning and university tours nationwide, 92 teams of university students submitted four-minute animations to the competition. …  

14 Dec 2013 | Article
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Multimedia

BCR Photostream

Coastal Forum 2012

View as slideshow

Building Coastal Resilience

News report by ASEAN TV

Coastal Erosion in Thailand

News report by ASEAN TV, aired on 12 March 2012.

Coastal Erosion - part of climate change impacts (in Thai)

News report by Green News TV, Thai Society of Environmental Journalists.

Coastal Erosion in Thailand (in Thai)

News report by Nation Channel.

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI)

Promoting local innovations for climate change adaptation: Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan Sub-district 

Video on climate change

How does climate change affect the oceans and marine biodiversity?