IUCN THE WORLD CONSERVATION UNION
Recognizing the immense importance and value of
All the projects fall within the period between April
coastal ecosystems both for biodiversity and coastal
2005 and February 2006.
livelihoods, IUCN strives to bring coastal ecosystem
conservation and sustainable management into the
TOTAL FUNDING & EXPENDITURE
development agenda to justify economic investment
Funding for IUCN involved projects totals USD Thousand
in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation.
308.46. This does not include costs incurred for some
projects because figures were not provided. It is also
important to the financial contributions of other
Partnering with IUCN to finance their projects
groups, including: Autonomous Organization for National
were AFD, NOVIB, OAPN, SDC, UNEP EA, UNEP GIS
Parks, Spain, the Swiss Agency for Development and
and United Nations Environmental Programme
Cooperation, and UNEP.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS & GOALS
Counting the Environmental Costs of Natural
Partnering with the IUCN and the above donors in the
Disasters aims to economically value the costs of
following projects are: The Agence Francaise de
natural resource loss and damage caused by the
Development (French Development Agency, AFD),
tsunami, including ecosystem goods and services.
Both ENDS and the Department of National Parks and
It also aims to convey study results to various govern
Plant Conservation, Wetlands International Thailand,
ment and non government agencies and sectors
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and national experts
involved in post tsunami reconstruction and
from Chulalongkorn University and the Department
coastal management so as to increase awareness
of Marine Coastal Resources.
and motivate informed decision making.
The Feasibility Study for the Rehabilitation of
IUCN projects cover: Counting the Environmental
Marine Parks and Support to Sustainable Tourism
Costs of Natural Disasters: Evaluating Tsunami Related
will result in development of a project proposal
Damages to Natural Resources in Thailand ; Feasibility
to the French GEF to establish links between environ
Study for the Rehabilitation of Marine Parks and Support
mental protection and economic development
to Sustainable Tourism in Southern Thailand ; Green
and to enhance sustainable tourism through public
Coast Recovery Project ; Rehabilitating Coastal Ecosystems
private commitments to biodiversity conservation.
in a Post Tsunami Context: Restoration of Mangroves
in Sri Lanka and Thailand ; Emergency Rehabilitation
The Green Coast Recovery Project aims to secure
of Koh Phra Thong ; Counting the Environmental Costs
the future of nature and people after the tsunami.
of Natural Disaster: Evaluating Tsunami Related Damages
This project focuses on ecosystem based liveli
to Natural Resources in Thailand and; Mapping the
hood reconstruction, through the implementation
Distribution of Mangrove Forests Along the Coasts of
of a small grants facility. Through the involvement
Six Tsunami Affected Provinces of Thailand .
of local experts and representatives the grant
process will ensure participation, priority attention
for gender issues and needs of disadvantaged
Projects are in the affected provinces, especially, Trang,
groups and informed decision making.
Krabi, Phang Nga and Ranong.