Upper Ing River Environment Educational Network Development
Upper Ing River Environment Educational Network Development
The target community is the population residing along and depending upon the Ing River which is an ecological part of the greater Mekhong River. With its length of 240 km., there is the popular reservoir “Kwan Phayao”. When the population and demand for food is increasing,many native fishes species has faced extinction. In 1998, an official survey has revealed that 28 species out of original of 52 had disappeared from the project location. Added to the ever-increasing demand for water species is human activities which prompt the disposal of community waste into the river and its tributaries.

Instilling conservation awareness of young generation of a country and of the world is an effort undertaken by various sectors. Evidently, promotion of local approaches learning process coupled with encouragement of community participation in environment protection will result in conservation awareness and subsequently improving environmental situation, both at national and global level.

Project goals or objectives (including GEF problem-area addressed by projects):

1.To raise conservation awareness and encourage participation of youths and other community members
2.To demonstrate community-scale waste disposal management

Activities to be carried out under project:

1.Building capacity of youth and community members through training, seminar, open forum, natural resources assessment and disseminating data & information
2.Monitoring water quality in the reservoir and other tributaries
3.Constructing treatment pits for demonstration

Project participants and/or beneficiaries:

1. Phayao Fresh Water Fishery Station
2. Pa Wiang Lor Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Phayao Provincial Public Relation Office
4. Provincial Public Health Office
5. Friends of Environment Group
6. Phayao for Development Project

Anticipated results of project:

There emerge the following group and activity:
-one environment educational network for upper Ing River
-two waste treatment pits for demonstration
-6 schools as pilot or model for campaigning and conducting recycle from waste
-one youth leader network for environment for further dissemination
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Project Snapshot

Promotion of Environmental Education for Youth Project
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 7,170.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 473.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,558.68
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Ms. Thadthana Luengthada
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Ms. Suwimol Sereepaowong


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