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Work on mangroves shared at regional science congress

The 12th Pacific Science Inter Congress held from 8-12 July at the University of the South Pacific (USP) provided another opportunity for IUCN Oceania to elaborate on its work in improving management and conservation of mangrove ecosystems in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. …  

18 Jul 2013 | Article

Chiapas, México

Fortalecimiento de Mecanismos Locales de Pago por Servicios Ambientales en México

La UICN, con el patrocinio de la Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte I. A. P. y el apoyo de la Sociedad de Historia Natural del Soconusco, lleva a cabo el proyecto “Manejo de la Cuenca del Río Cahoacán, Chiapas, México, a través de la Conservación y Restauración de Microcuencas para Prevenir Daños Causados por el Exceso de Agua”  …  

18 Jul 2013 | News story
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Ríos que Unen Fronteras

BRIDGE Project in Mesoamerica: Rivers Uniting Borders

The video “Rivers Uniting Borders” summarizes the work and main achievements of BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance in Mesoamerica …   | Spanish

17 Jul 2013 | News story
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IUCN field visited to Pang Sida National Park, Thailand

Moving Towards Community Engagement in Pang Sida National Park

Pang Sida National Park covers the area of Amphur Muang of Sa Kaew Province, Wattana Nakorn and Amphur Na Dee of Prachinburi Province in Thailand. These regions consist of fertile forests and invaluable natural resources. Designated a national park in 1982, it is about 594 sq. km. The landscape consists of high mountains; the area is fertile and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. This region also is a part of the landscape that constitutes the upper watershed of the Bang Pakong river basin.   …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Public hearing on a draft of water law in Thailand

Public hearings contribute to draft law on water management

The draft law for facilitating Thailand’s integrated water management is being developed since January 2013; in partnership with the Law Reform Commission of Thailand, the NGO Assembly for the Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, the Asia Foundation, and IUCN through the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD). The Drafting Committee is formulating a draft Integrated Water Management Law though public participatory process. …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Mekong river in Xayabouri Province

MWD Evaluating Progress and Charting the Way Forward

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam: On 12 June 2013, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) Project Steering Committee Meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City. The aim was to discuss and evaluate the progress of the MWD project and to exchange ideas and experiences in a Southeast Asian context. …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia

IUCN REDD+ Project in Indonesia Supports Customary Land Mapping

With support from IUCN’s “Toward Pro-Poor REDD+” project, two provinces in Indonesia have produced customary land rights maps that are helping to facilitate REDD+ and broader community-based forest management efforts in the region.   …  

17 Jul 2013 | Article

Sydney- Australia

Congreso Mundial de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN

Entrevista a Trevor Sandwith, Director del Programa Mundial de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN, durante su visita a la oficina regional en Quito. …  

15 Jul 2013 | Video
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Seedlings from nursery ground being prepared for planting

Planting, protecting, and sharing: three indispensable links in mangroves conservation

On a recent trip to Lang Co Lagoon in Thua Thien Hue Province, an MFF small grant project site, I met Nguyen Xuan Vinh who runs a local seafood restaurant. Right at the start of the project Vinh volunteered to plant two hectares of mangroves. When asked why, he said: “I remember many rare and precious aquatic species in the lagoon when mangroves were abundant. But now the mangroves are almost gone and it’s hard to find any such species. If I can bring them back, it will bring a huge profit to my restaurant, and the only way to do that is to plant mangroves. Mangroves also help to purify the water better than any modern machine”. Vinh used the internet to teach himself how to plant mangroves and raise fish and crabs under the mangrove canopy. …   | Vietnamese

15 Jul 2013 | Article
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Érosion côtière

Les Membres de l’UICN Sénégal pour une Gouvernance Littorale concertée

L’érosion côtière met en péril au Sénégal plusieurs quartiers d’habitation et sites touristiques. …  

14 Jul 2013 | News story
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