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Wetlands governance in the Mekong Region: country reports on the legal-institutional framework and economic valuation of aquatic resources

Wetlands are central to the livelihoods of rural communities through out the Mekong Region, providing vital functions and services that support the rural economy, ensure food security for the most vulnerable membrs of society, and underpin the prospects ...

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Wetlands study: lessons learned and future challenges

Lessons learnt from a workshop organised by the University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam in 1999 are presented. The workshop was held to explore additional ways of understanding wetland classification and to discuss challenges confronting research ...

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Situation analysis and training needs assessment of natural resource management stakeholders in the Mekong Delta

The perception of natural resources management issues in the wetlands varies among stakeholders. This paper provides an analysis of stakeholders in two sites in Ca Mau (mangroves area) and Kien Giang (Melaleuca forest or peat swamp). Based on the analysis ...

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The national policy to rehabilitate and develop 5 million hectares of forests and other issues on wetlands

The program which was implemented in 1998 and will end in 2010 aims to have five million hectares reforested and 9.3 million hectares protected- an increase in forest cover from 28% to 43%. This increase will ensure ecological security, increase ...

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Water management and wise use of wetlands: enhancing productivity

Lakes and reservoirs are affected by human interventions mainly by eutrophication. Changes in morphology are less common, although siltation and local alterations to the riparian zone can result from urbanisation,marina construction and deforestation. In ...

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Coastal aquaculture development and the environment: the role of coastal area management

The rapid expansion of coastal aquaculture has serious environmental and socioeconomic consequences, which include large-scale removal of valuable coastal wetlands, land subsidence, acidification, salinization of groundwater and agricultural land, and ...

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Methodology for economic valuation of food security and vulnerability to poverty for inland fisheries in Africa

Fish play an increasingly important role in national and local economies of many developing countries. Africa’s rivers, wetlands and lakes are especially important for poor rural households for whom they provide employment and income opportunities in ...

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Enhancing the resilience of inland fisheries and aquaculture systems to climate change

Some of the most important inland fisheries in the World are found in semi-arid regions. Production systems and livelihoods in arid and semi-arid areas are at risk from future climate variability and change; their fisheries are no exception. This paper ...

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Floods, floodplains and fish production in the Mekong basin: present and past trends

This paper deals with relationships between hydrology, wetlands and fisheries production in the Mekong River Basin. A five-year monitoring of the bag net ("dai") fishery in the Tonle Sap River (Cambodia) showed a strong correlation between ...

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Management of wetland resources in the lower Mekong Basin: issues and future directions.

The Lower Mekong Basin has extensive wetlands and these are being threatened by numerous problems. Most of these problems are interdependent and interact with one another. The lack of an appropriate definition of wetlands applicable to the region, ...

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