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Trat Province has become a hotspot for Integrated Coastal Management in Thailand. To coordinate efforts among various projects and organisations, Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) recently organised a workshop to take stock of available data and information. The data will be shared on DMCR’s online platform and serve as a basis for Marine Spatial Planning in Trat.

Trat Province is one of Thailand’s newly designated Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Bordering Cambodia, this coastal province is acknowledged for being one of the most important habitats for coastal dolphins, especially the threatened Irrawaddy Dolphin, as well...
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Earlier this month, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and IUCN Thailand organised a two-day training course for 30 representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on project development, proposal writing and effective project implementation for biodiversity conservation in Thailand. The training course, held on August 4-5 at Four Wings Hotel Bangkok, also taught participants how to identify funding opportunities. 

One of the training's highlights was the presentation of Thailand’s National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan. The session, which was facilitated by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, provided an overview of the...
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Land degradation touches almost one third of all land on the planet, affecting 1.5 billion people. On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought we look at how IUCN is working with communities around the world to halt this global menace.

Lands of hope: see the full multimedia article  
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Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation and Sustainable Use
Drylands have an immense scientific, economic and social value. They are the habitat and source of livelihood for about one quarter of the earth’s population. It is estimated that these ecosystems cover one third of the earth total land surface and about half...

On 22 May the global community marks ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from moderate to very high in 70% of transboundary river basins, according to a new study: Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Climate change, population growth and geopolitical tensions between states sharing waterways are identified as key causes driving the increased risk of species extinction.

The newly launched report from the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme also identifies a series of global ‘hotspots’ where tensions over international waterways could rise over the next 15 to 30 years – which in turn will make addressing both...
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This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
IIED will manage the project and work with IUCN and UNEP-WCMC to develop a common research methodology. We will take the lead on in-country work with local partners in Bangladesh, Kenya, China and South Africa and work with IUCN and UNEP-WCMC to collate and...
THE CHALLENGE Combating desertification Desertification is “Degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas”. Although there is generally a focus on soil degradation, desertification is closely linked to other forms of...
Jordan was selected as one of three country sites where this global project will be implemented; namely Kenya and Burkina Faso. The three-year-project, which is implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and funded by the Royal Danish Ministry...
For poor people living in the drylands of Southern Africa, sustainably harvesting and marketing a range of valuable natural products could help lift their fortunes. IUCN is working to better understand the contribution of dryland goods and services such as...
IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, sees a need for increased attention to the synergy between sustainable land management and other global goals in order to ensure that targets for land degradation neutrality include safeguards against potential environmental risks.
The eleventh session of the conference of the parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification opened on Monday, 16th September 2013 in Windhoek Namibia. COP 11 is considering the results of the second scientific conference and reviewing the...

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