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Displaying items by tag: Wetlands http://mwi.mrcmekong.org Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:45:39 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Songkram River prepared for Ramsar convention http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/76-songkram-river-prepared-for-ramsar-convention http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/76-songkram-river-prepared-for-ramsar-convention
Thailand has an abundance of natural resources and water. So it is important that we protect the areas where these invaluable resourses exist. With this in mind, an international accord called the Ramsar Convention was drawn up a couple of decades ago and Thailand has quite a few sites under the convention. The NBT World News Team visited one of sites recently and we bring you this special report
Nam Songkhram Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Constructing wetlands within reservoirs to improve fisheries http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/75-constructing-wetlands-within-reservoirs-to-improve-fisheries http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/75-constructing-wetlands-within-reservoirs-to-improve-fisheries
Increased fish production is usually promoted as an important secondary benefit of reservoirs created for hydropower, irrigation or water supply. Dam proponents present increased fishery as a benefit for local people in compensation for disruption to livelihoods caused by dam construction. However, reservoir fisheries often fail to live up to expectations. Follow this link :

_Overall Mekong Basin Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Middle Stretches of the Mekong River north of Stoeng Treng http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/74-middle-stretches-of-the-mekong-river-north-of-stoeng-treng http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/74-middle-stretches-of-the-mekong-river-north-of-stoeng-treng

A 40km stretch of the Mekong River in the north of Cambodia characterized by strong turbulent flow with numerous channels between rocky and sandy islands that are completely inundated during high water, with higher alluvial islands that remain dry. It lies about 5km from the town of Stoeng Treng where the Se Kong river joins the Mekong river and 4 km south from the border with Laos.

vongthasone@mrcmekong.org (Super User) Mekong interbasin - Lower stretch Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:05:59 +0000
Tram Chim National Park is a wetland preservation area in the Plain of Reeds (RAMSAR site) http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/51-tram-chim-national-park-is-a-wetland-preservation-area-in-the-plain-of-reeds-ramsar-site http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/51-tram-chim-national-park-is-a-wetland-preservation-area-in-the-plain-of-reeds-ramsar-site

Tram Chim National Park is a Ramsar site.

Tram Chim National Park is one of two wetland preservation areas in a richly biodiverse part of Vietnam called the Plain of Reeds. In an effort to balance the difficult work of conservation with the demands of poor communities in the surrounding areas that depend on the park's resources for their livelihoods, Tram Chim is working on innovative ways to involve the local people in the conservation process. Community based sustainable use of natural resources is one approach the Park has begun to explore. The park has been working with poor groups that demonstrate an interest in and commitment to resource conservation. The groups develop resource management plans that are reviewed and approved by park officials, granting the local people permission to enter the national park and gather sanctioned resources for their livelihoods. Since the inception of this system, park officials find their conservation and regulation work is much easier, and local people have greater incomes to provide more stability for their family. Villagers recognize the value of conserving resources today to ensure the abundance of resources will remain for future generations. This project has been implemented by the park in cooperation with World Wildlife Fund funded by Coca-Cola and permitted by Dong Thap Provincial People Committee between 2008-2001. This film was produced by Institute of Tropical Biology in collaboration with Tram Chim National Park, RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests, and The University of East Anglia, with financial support from the British Economic and Social Research Council. Tram Chim National Park, Tam Nong district, Dong Thap province, Vietnam

Mekong delta Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000
World Wetlands Day 2014 Celebrations, Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site, Champasak province http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/34-world-wetlands-day-2014-celebrations-beung-kiat-ngong-ramsar-site-champasak-province http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/34-world-wetlands-day-2014-celebrations-beung-kiat-ngong-ramsar-site-champasak-province
As aired on Champasak TV
Mekong Interbasin - Middle Stretch Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000
The significance of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site and its surroundings for biodiversity conservation http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/33-the-significance-of-the-xe-champhone-ramsar-site-and-its-surroundings-for-biodiversity-conservation http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/33-the-significance-of-the-xe-champhone-ramsar-site-and-its-surroundings-for-biodiversity-conservation

This report covers the findings from two relatively brief surveys, focused predominantly on the bird community, of what is often termed the Xe Champhone (indicated in the map as Xe Champhon) wetlands of Savannakhet Province. The first of these surveys was undertaken by the author between 29 August and 8 September 2012, the second between 12 and17 June. The primary goal of these surveys was to assess the relative status of bird species of conservation concern in Xe Champhone and determine those species of highest priority for conservation intervention and their conservation need

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Se Bang Hieng Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Management Plan of the Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Site http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/32-management-plan-of-the-beung-kiat-ngong-ramsar-site http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/32-management-plan-of-the-beung-kiat-ngong-ramsar-site
In September 2010, Beung Kiat Ngong Wetland, in Champassak Province, was formally recognized by the Ramsar convention as holding important value for conservation. It is one of only two Ramsar sites in Lao PDR. The wetland is a unique and precious site because it contains diverse wetland types (swamps, lakes, marshes, and peat land); has high biodiversity value; supports threatened species such as the Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Sambar, and Malayan snail-eating turtle; and supports the livelihoods of approximately 11,500 people

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Mekong Interbasin - Middle Stretch Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Xe Champhone Wetland, baseline report http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/29-xe-champhone-wetland-baseline-report http://mwi.mrcmekong.org/index.php/watershed-blogs/item/29-xe-champhone-wetland-baseline-report
The Xe Champhone Wetlands is one of Lao PDR’s first two sites to be recognised under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Significance. Xe Champhone Wetlands cover an area of 12,400 hectares (ha), with core areas amounting to 1,500 ha. The wetlands are a large plain containing perennial and seasonal rivers as well as scattered lakes, ponds, fresh water marshes, and rice paddy fields. These become interconnected during the wet season, and the wetlands complex extends into other wetlands areas, including Nong Luang, Kout Koung and Kout Koke. The northern part of Xe Champhone includes rice paddy fields and two large reservoirs, while the southern part contains extensive vegetation, including open woodland, mixed semi-evergreen forest, as well as shrubs and grasses.

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Se Bang Hieng Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000