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.
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.
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.
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.