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Engaging with Key Actors in Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Development Objectives, Using the Critically Endangered Mekong Giant Catfish as a Flagship Species for Biodiversity Conservation
Grantee Name: 
World Wide Fund for Nature
HOTSPOT
Indo-Burma
AMOUNT
US$115,500
DATES
Mar 2011
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Mar 2013
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Indo-Burma
AMOUNT
US$115,500
DATES
Mar 2011
-
Mar 2013

Conserve the population of the Mekong Giant Catfish spawning in the upper Mekong River of Thailand and Lao PDR by supporting moratoria on catch, improving the understanding of the species's life cycle and the condition of its spawning grounds, and improving fisheries management in and around the spawning grounds via the establishment of fishery management committees and fish conservation zones.

Strategic Direction: 3 Engage key actors in reconciling biodiversity conservation and development objectives, with a particular emphasis on the Northern Limestone Highlands and Mekong River and its major tributaries