Community Capacity Building for Conserving Kaeng Lawa Wetland, Thailand


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Community Capacity Building for Conserving Kaeng Lawa Wetland, Thailand


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Total: $20,734,80;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2007 - 2009



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Project members are farmers and fishermen. Their livelihoods are threatened by changing patterns of land use, and poor waste management. Major stakeholders include:

  • The Department of Environment Quality Promotion
  • Khonkaen Provincial Administrative Organization
  • Tambol Administrative Organizations in project location
  • Office of Khonkaen Provincial Natural Resources and Environment

Planned activities:

  1. Conduct capacity-building for community leaders
  2. Compile resource inventories for the community, and local ecosystem
  3. Promote conservation and rehabilitation activities; strengthen CBOs’ ability to contribute to these activities

Anticipated project outputs:

  1. Civil organizations are formed to carry out rehabilitation and conservation activities, and oversee committees at a tambol level
  2. 160 ha of forested area and two fisheries designated ‘conservation zones’
  3. Land-based pollutants reduced 50%
  4. 50% increase in number of families practicing integrated farming

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Achievements: Results and Impact

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See also

  1. Working with Communities to Meet Water and Sanitation Needs Sustainably in the Recovery of Selected Tsunami Affected Countries, Thailand
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin
  3. Sustainable Rehabilitation of Natural Resources in Phrom Basin Ecosystems, Thailand
  4. Sustainable Development Initiatives: Application and Green Indicators
  5. Sustainable Collective Protection of Lower Thachin River, Thailand
  6. Sustainable Canal Networking for Cleaner Tha Chin River, Thailand
  7. Rehabilitation of Community Livelihood and Environment in Kham-Sop Ruak Basin, Thailand
  8. Rehabilitation and Development of Coastal Resources of Kor Lanta, Thailand
  9. Partnership for development: providing sustainable access to water, Thailand
  10. National Wetland Biodiversity project, Thailand
  11. Mekong Case Study
  12. Marine Resource Conservation, Habitat Rehabilitation, and Waste Management, Thailand
  13. Conservation and Development of Ecosystems of Jan River, Thailand
  14. Bung Khong Long Wetland Conservation, Thailand

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