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Mrs. Leun, Spirit master of Ban Kengkok village lighting a chilli cigar, which she will use to call forth spirits.

IUCN Releases New Documentary “Sacred Natural sites in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR: The spirit of conservation.”

IUCN’s research into rights-based approaches (RBAs) to reduce poverty and benefit conservation has been focused on the development of tools to better inform conservation strategies. In order to gain further experience on RBAs, IUCN Lao PDR with support from the IUCN Environmental Law Centre focused on undertaking a situation analysis – in the Xe Champhone Ramsar Site in central Lao PDR, Savannakhet province. It examined the under-researched issue of customary law governing natural resources, including the relationship of customary law and statutory law. 

31 Oct 2014 | News story

The Third Annual Coastal Forum: Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, 23-25 October 2014

Coastal communities across three countries in ASEAN commit to climate change adaptation

Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, 23 October 2014 - Based on the empirical evidence through four years of intensive learning and working together between villagers, local governments, scientists, NGOs and the media; coastal communities in eight provinces of Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam confirm climate change impacts are happening and commit to work more strategically to adapt through the adoption of the Preah Sihanouk Declaration. …  

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Workshop

Supporting near shore fishery and coastal communities by Saving Estuaries and Lagoon Ecosystems from Environmental Threats

Within the ambit of the Capacity Building component of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka, a workshop titled Ecosystem-based Management of Estuaries and Lagoons was held from 17-19 September 2014 at the Hotel Good Wood Plaza in Katunayake with a field excursion on the 18th of September to seven sites situated within the Negombo Lagoon area. 

20 Oct 2014 | News story

#IUCNRedListis50

Celebrating 50 years of The IUCN Red List

Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the significant contribution of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Mai Rood, a coastal community in Trat province, Thailand

Rising sea 'could ruin east coast in 30 years'

Mitigation plans urgently needed; locals more aware now of dangers, experts say. Climate change is putting people living in the eastern part of Thailand at risk, as a study shows a significant part of the eastern coast would not exist in 30 years without mitigation plans. …  

29 Sep 2014 | News story

Sustainable Transport Project PAKSTRAN Receives 11th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2014

The National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) recognized the Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project for its contributions towards environmental excellence in Pakistan, at the 11th Annual Environment Excellence Awards held in Lahore today. …  

27 Sep 2014 | News story

Red List Poster

Nepal’s Red List of Mammal Species Poster Released

IUCN Nepal released the poster on ‘Red List of Mammal Species of Nepal’ on the occasion of the 8th National Conservation Day. The event was also successful to share information on the 50th Anniversary of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

26 Sep 2014 | News story

13A-069-018 Reef Manta Ray Ventral Shot, Maldives _ Guy Stevens, SOS SAve Our Species, Manta Trust

A good news story unfolds for mantas and sharks

What did it take to get here? And what will it take to go further? asks Isabel Ender, Conservation Strategy Manager with the Manta Trust, an SOS Grantee. …  

11 Sep 2014 | News story

IUCN Lao PDR Country Programme Office

Opening ceremony for IUCN Lao new programme office sets agenda

Vientiane, Lao PDR: The new country programme office for IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was unveiled in a ceremony on 9 September 2014 at the IUCN office in Ban Sibounheuang. The event served to celebrate the achievements of IUCN’s 22-year presence in Lao PDR, to promote IUCN’s current projects and partnerships.and to outline the future for the IUCN country programme. 

10 Sep 2014 | News story

The 12th meeting of the National Coordinating Body (NCB) of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme

Meeting Marks Start of Third Phase of MFF with Emphasis on Regional Initiatives and Private Sector Engagement …  

03 Sep 2014 | News story

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