Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 10th Mar 2016 - 10th Mar 2016
Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, 10 March 2016 - Wetland management project teams from Lao PDR and Thailand discuss today how to move forward with its joint report on wetland management issues on Xe Champhone and Nong Han. The teams have been conducting literature review, field research and exchange visits to identify common wetland issues and best management practices for mutual learning and future cooperation.
Xe Champhone and Nong Han are both recognised as internationally important wetlands which provide rich ecosystems in aquatic flora and fauna and support local livelihoods.
The joint process of wetland management is one of the efforts that the Mekong River Commission has been supporting in order to realise the MRC’s Integrated Water Resource Management principles for mutual benefits in the Mekong Basin’s transboundary areas. The report is expected to complete by mid-2016.
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