Conservation and Development of Ecosystems of Jan River, Thailand


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Conservation and Development of Ecosystems of Jan River, Thailand


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Total: $31,479,54;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2006 - 2008


Satisfactorily completed

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3,876 people from 454 families, the majority of whom depend upon small-scale agriculture alongside the Jan River – an integrated ecosystem of the Mekhong River Basin. The project aims to tackle threats to basin biodiversity posed by deforestation and chemical-intensive agriculture. Project activities include:

  1. Conducting water quality monitoring activities, and compiling resources inventories
  2. Launching re-vegetation activities with native and medicinal plant species
  3. Promoting chemical-free, highland agriculture
  4. Demonstrating production of biogas from kitchen waste

Expected project outcomes
  1. Local knowledge curriculum re: biodiversity conservation compiled
  2. Project members display increased conservation ethic, and capacity to act on it
  3. Agriculture production systems undergo positive adaptation
  4. Savings group created

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Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



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. Community Capacity Building for Conserving Kaeng Lawa Wetland, Thailand
  14. Bung Khong Long Wetland Conservation, Thailand

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