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Lao PDR Presents its Efforts on How to Progress under FLEGT/VPA in Effectively Reducing Illegal Logging in UK
The representatives from the Government of Lao PDR, private sector and civil society organisation have highlighted the recent achievements towards improved forest governance in Laos, under the Lao EU-FLEGT process (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade), during the 26th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting between 16 and 17 June 2016...
Putting Radio Media into Good Use and Saving Environment
The Promotion of Climate-related Environment Education (ProCEEd) team and its strategic partners have been producing regular environmental radio programs at the national and provincial level which listeners can follow regularly. These nationwide and provincial radio broadcasting activities support ProCEEd's objective that knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to the environment, biodiversity...
Championing the SDGs:GIZ steps up policy integration efforts in Asia
Thanks to the statistics by the United Nations, we now know that about one in five persons in developing countries live on less than $1.25 per day; that water scarcity, poor water equality and drought afflict many parts of the world’s poorest regions; and that climate change is affecting lives...
Philippines’ Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park declared an ASEAN Heritage Park
PALAWAN province – The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1993, has been declared an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Heritage Park. The declaration by the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) follows their recognition of the importance of their cooperation in conserving the Park due to...
SEAG-N Alumni Network Undertakes the Learning Resource Materials Development on Climate Change for the Education Sector
In response to the ever growing need of educating the public on climate change and its impacts, the Southeast Asia Green Network (SEAG-N) is currently undertaking the “Learning Resource Material Development on Climate Change for the Education Sector” project.   A collaborative effort of two founding members of SEAG-N,  the Association...
Vulnerability Assessment in Turtle Islands, Tawitawi
The Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines is a critical nesting area of turtles in a marine corridor encompassing the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia found in the Coral Triangle.   The connectivity of marine turtles as well as other marine organisms is vital to the Coral Triangle which has the world’s highest...
Science-based expansion of the Tri-National Turtle Corridor: Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME) Project
Marine turtles are integral components of the Sulu-Sulawesi marine ecosystems, and a priority conservation component of the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape programme. Similarly, these are also a priority under the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (IOSEA MoU), the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food...
Towards Networking of National Protected Areas for the Conservation of Critical Habitats of Green Sea Turtle Populations in the Philippines
Ma. Theresa Mundita Lim*, Marlynn Mendoza, Nilda Baling, Marion Daclan and Evangeline Miclat. *Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines The establishment of local marine protected areas (MPAs) and networks for the conservation of coastal ecosystems and fishery management is widely practiced in...
Collaboration between CTI-CFF and GIZ Concerning the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape
Jakarta,  3 March 2016 - The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) declaring their mutual interest in addressing the urgent threats faced by the coastal and marine resources of the Coral...
Blue Planning in Practice – test training
From 19-21 April 2016, ten marine spatial planning experts from various intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and 6 countries met in Frankfurt, Germany to test the new training course called “Blue Planning in Practice”. This course is being designed by the Blue Solutions Initiative to enable planners and decision makers to...