Hightlights & News

January 30, 2015
/ Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Last week, Kok Klang villagers in Thailand’s Sakon Nakhon Province hosted a unique ceremony that brought Buddhist and Catholic clergy together to bless the forests around their village. The event acknowledged the community and local government’s support for the restoration and...
January 30, 2015
/ Siem Reap, Cambodia
More than 30 gender specialists representing government and civil society groups from around the region gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia from January 26 to 31 to learn strategic planning for safeguards in climate change and REDD+. The workshop was the third in a series of trainings under the USAID...
January 30, 2015
/ Chiang Mai, Thailand
USAID LEAF, the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific brought together fire and land managers in Chiang Mai from January 27 to...
January 30, 2015
/ Vietnam
Seventy-three Vietnamese airport officials took part in a new global training program in Hanoi this week to help stop illegal wildlife trafficking through airports. The Wildlife Friendly Skies workshop, organized in partnership with the Biodiversity Conservation Agency of Vietnam’s...
January 29, 2015
/ Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting the 7th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Regional Working Group Meeting to discuss cooperation in several areas, aiming at moving toward the ASEAN integration at year-end. Outcomes of the two-day meeting hosted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry will...