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Middle Mekong - Nam Ngum (16)

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The Boon Rueang Wetland Forest Conservation Group from the village Boon Rueang in northern Thailand convinced the government to conserve the largest wetland forest in the Ing River basin rather than develop a special economic zone. Since that momentous achievement, made through advocacy and dialogue, the Group has pioneered a community forestry model that is successfully protecting biodiversity, storing carbon, providing food and livelihoods, and enabling the community to preserve its identity and culture.

The lower Songkhram River basin in northern Thailand was declared the next Ramsar site, giving one of the country’s few abundant waterways an international recognition for its rich biodiversity and ecosystem values. Natalie Phaholyothin, CEO of the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) Thailand said the lower Songkhram River basin was declared as Thailand’s next Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance on 15 May 2020, making it the 15th site in Thailand.

The Xayaburi dam: Challenges of transboundary water governance on the Mekong River

By the Global Water Forum Editorial Team

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