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2013

Fisherman on the Mekong

Publications of the results from the two-year surveys on biodiversity and livelihood on the Mekong river between Luang Phrabang and Vientiane in Lao PDR.

IUCN Lao PDR recently published the results of a 2 years study “Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihood along the Mekong River in between Luang phrabang and Vientiane, Lao PDR” supported by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Funds (CEPF). 

19 Dec 2013 | News story

Natura 2000 Award

European Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission is launching a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The European Natura 2000 Award aims at bringing the success of the network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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European Tree Frog (Hyla arborea)

Private-public partnerships for conservation

The closing conference of the LIFE+ 3WATER project took place in Brussels on 10 December 2013 with the participation of IUCN. The project is a successful example of close cooperation between private landowners, land users, nature organizations, communities, and national and European authorities.   …  

18 Dec 2013 | News story
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Project documentary

Advance Albania news

IUCN’s work on institutional support to protected areas in Albania is entering its third year, based on a strong partnership with the Italian Cooperation, the Ministry of Environment of Albania and INCA and PPNEA, IUCN members in the country. Read the latest Newsletter to learn about IUCN’s efforts in Albania and watch the project documentary trailer. …  

18 Dec 2013 | News story
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Greece's environmental priorities for Europe

On 13 December 2013, the Greek minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Yiannis Maniatis presented in Brussels the priorities of the upcoming Greek Presidency in the field of Environment and Climate Change.   …  

18 Dec 2013 | 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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Module 5 workshop

Community participation in revising Thailand’s proposed flood prevention plans

The Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) project aims to improve water governance in the Mekong region. For this, community participation and involvement are imperative. The Thai government had decided to invest 350 billion Baht in a nationwide flood management scheme. This proposed plan followed after the damaging floods in 2011, which caused losses to the tune of $40 billion. …  

18 Dec 2013 | Article
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End of year message from IUCN's President and Director General

Another year has flown by yet again, and the new one is almost here. In 2013, all of us at IUCN rolled up our sleeves to put into motion our Programme for the next four years adopted by IUCN’s global membership at the Jeju Congress. …   | French | Spanish

18 Dec 2013 | Article

A public hearing workshop in Nakon Phathom province

Ways ahead for Thailand’s integrated water resource management law

To mainstream active stakeholder participation in decision-making on water resources, public involvement is a key objective of the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) project. The MWD Thailand component has actively progressed in this direction, with the formulation of the people’s draft on the “integrated water resource management law”. This is a collaborative effort between the Law Reform Commission of Thailand, the NGO Assembly for the Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, the Asia Foundation, and IUCN under MWD. …  

17 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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