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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The second BCR annual coastal forum 2013

Gearing up for the BCR Coastal Forum 2013

Book your calendar now for the BCR Second Annual Coastal Forum 2013, from 15-18 October at Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam.  …  

01 Oct 2013 | Event
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IUCN Viet Nam Fact Sheet

MEKONG: Viet Nam - the Delta film screening and panel discussion

Venue: Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT)
Date: from 7pm to 9pm, Thursday October 10, 2013. …  

30 Sep 2013 | Event
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Robert Mather speaking at the CSR Asia Summit in Bangkok

IUCN-Marriott partnership: underlying business and nature conservation in Thailand

When my colleagues and I were sitting in the media event that launched the partnership between IUCN and Marriott International in Thailand, we certainly didn’t expect the Chairman of Marriott’s Thailand Business Council to discourse in such detail on why mangroves are important. …  

27 Sep 2013 | Article
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Local fishermen harvesting shrimps in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

BCR pilot projects rolling out in Vietnam

August marks an important milestone for the BCR project in Vietnam. Having worked with community and government partners to identify priority resilience building pilot projects, the project is now working with partners to roll out these projects. Approximately US$350,000 has been allocated for their implementation including approximately $50,000 in co-funding from the IUCN MCC/MFF project in Ben Tre. The 10 pilot projects involve the following: …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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Long tail boats at bay serving as playing grounds for children in Trapeang Sangke village

An ongoing study in Kampot assessing the economic dependence of coastal villages on the ecosystem services of seagrasses.

Kampot province in Cambodia has a known seagrass area of aproximately 25,000 ha, a highly productive and important ecosystem providing feeding and nursery grounds for many comercially important species. Various coastal development projects are currently in progress and there is worry amongst villagers and governmental institutions alike on what effects these will have on the seagrass ecosystem. It is therefore of great importance to both understand the current ecology and health of the seagrasses as well as to assess the local economic dependence on this ecosystem. …  

24 Sep 2013 | Article
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The spatial planning included construction designs to minimize coastal erosion and creek sedimentation.

Spatial planning in Mai Root Sub-district

Villagers at Ban Klong Takian try to come up with the best possible plan for their own village, whilst at the same time protecting natural resources and the surrounding environment. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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A poster promoting labour rights.

Supporters of fishworkers call for dialogue on labour, migration and environment

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is currently working with the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) to arrange a sub-regional dialogue in Bangkok, where a wide range of stakeholders will plan to improve labour standards, safety on ships and fishery management. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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SDF poses with the schoolchildren and local leaders after the training workshop at Klong Manao School.

Children and climate change: youth ambassadors and agents of change

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) recently took to the hills in the North of Thailand to work in collaboration with Plan International, an NGO that aims “to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.” Plan’s Child Centered Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) project is promoting the role of children and youth in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation activities in communities in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Lessons learned from the BCR project about assessing the vulnerability of communities are being applied to vulnerable hill-tribe communities in the North. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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IUCN-Marriott MOU signing and press conference in Bangkok, 19 September 2013

IUCN and Marriott International join hands for community-based environmental conservation and development in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 19 September 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Marriott International have launched a partnership to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bang Krachao and areas in the South potentially to include Mai Khao, Tai Muang and Khao Lak. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding today and opened a “Mangrove Education Garden” at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, followed by a planting of 100 mangroves by Marriott associates at Bang Krachao, often described as “the lung of Bangkok”.   …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story


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?