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PMCR study tour from Cambodia

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A study tour was organized by MAP from 9-13 December 2014. It was one of activities of the two year McKnight Foundation supported project entitled: Capacity Strengthening for Local Community Communities in Coastal and Tonle Sap Region to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security. This trip was the first time for PMCR staff to learn and exchange experiences together with community representatives from project sites in Cambodia in Thailand.

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Visiting a local krajood weaving group

The group consisted of 6 community and government representatives from Cambodia, one representative from Green Skills, an NGO based in Western Australia, Map Asia staff and one translator, who made overcoming the language barrier between Thai and Khmer easy.

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On the wetlands boardwalk

After the introduction at MAP Asia’s office in Trang, the group had the opportunity to visit several places in various provinces of Thailand.
These included: Thalay-Noi wetlands in Phattalung province, where the participants met Non-hunting area officers, took part in a boat tour and visited a local reed weaving group;
MAPs CBEMR sites in Ban Kan Khao, Trang province and rehabilitated CBEMR sites and bamboo fence at Koh Klang village in Krabi province.

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Visiting the bamboo fence which successfully stops costal erosion

The group also had the chance to tour the mangrove forest in Klong Prasong sub-district by long tail boat.  They learnt plenty of information about the mangrove forest and its history.
On the last day, the wrap up session was held in the Mangrove Management Unit in Krabi town. The participants reflected on the past days and shared what they had learnt and how they will apply their experience to their communities in Cambodia.

In the mangrove

In the mangrove

Thanks to everyone for making the study tour a success!