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Carbon Potential of Mangroves identified by UNEP report

Lima, Peru 09 Dec 2014

Country: Global

Topic: Strategies for Management

The economic and social benefits of mangroves - which are estimated to run into the hundreds of billions worldwide - remain largely untapped due to a lack of carbon finance mechanisms, appropriate policy interventions, and rapid mangrove deforestatio...    

Launch of MFF funded Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka 04 Dec 2014

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Capacity Building

Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka, Vol II was launched on 4 December 2014 at the National Science Foundation in Colombo    

The Business of Mangroves

Ca Mau, Viet Nam 01 Dec 2014

Country: Asia Region, Thailand

Topic: Private sector partnerships, Sustainable Business Practices

Coastal tourism and fisheries and aquaculture are the target industries for a new private sector engagement strategy that has recently been developed for MFF. MFF has long recognized the critical importance of harnessing the financial capacity and en...    

Helping protect Praslin Island's fish resources

Praslin, Seychelles 01 Dec 2014

Country: Seychelles

Topic: Community Resilence

Praslin is the second largest inhabited island in the Seychelles archipelago. A large portion of the fish catch of Praslin comes from the artisanal trap fishery that mainly targets rabbitfish (Siganidae) and parrotfish (Scaridae). Rabbitfish is parti...    

Ecosystems across Borders: MFF at the World Parks Congress 2014

Sydney, Australia 18 Nov 2014

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Community Resilence, Reef to Ridge, Strategies for Management

MFF recently took part in the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, an event that takes place only once every 10 years, and which focuses on conservation and management of the world's Protected Areas. More than 5,000 people gathered to atte...    

World Parks Congress called to Protect, Restore and Expand Mangroves

Sydney, Australia 17 Nov 2014

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

As part of the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, a Call to Action Statement on mangrove protected areas was presented November 17 by the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group. The Statement recognises that protected areas are a vital tool for conserving ...    

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