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Wetlands and its communities: The story of Yus - an advocate for coastal conservation

Indonesia 28 Apr 2016

Country: Indonesia

“I am very passionate about working with local communities as I believe it is a fundamental aspect for achieving conservation goals, contribute to communities’ well-being, and ensure programme sustainability.” - Yus, Programme Manager for Wetlands In...    

Pakistan: IUCN and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited to restore mangroves on 500 hectares of coastline

Karachi, Pakistan 20 Apr 2016

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Private sector partnerships

Through its Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN Pakistan is working with Engro Elengy Terminal (Pvt) Limited (EETPL), a liquefied natural gas handling and processing company, to implement the ‘Restoration of Mangroves Ecosystem in Port Qasim Ar...    

Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Bangkok, Thailand 31 Mar 2016

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Gender equality

SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) - an MFF institutional partner, recently published a series of stories highlighting the importance of gender equality in development cooperation. One of the articles titled "Reducing the ‘in...    

Navy to plant a million mangroves for Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan 21 Mar 2016

On International Day of Forests on March 21, the Pakistan Navy took a major step forward towards rehabilitating threatened mangrove reserves along Pakistan’s coastline, by launching a Mangrove Plantation Campaign, in association with MFF Pakistan.The...    

Improved livelihoods and access to affordable, clean energy for Cambodian communities

Koh Kong, Cambodia 18 Mar 2016

Koh Kong province is home to the largest mangrove forests in Cambodia, covering over 62,000 hectares and providing local communities with substantial direct benefits such as food and other non-timber forest products, as well as indirect benefits such...    

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Green Fins - Environmentally Responsible Diving and Snorkelling »

Green Fins is an active network of dive and snorkel centres, governments and local communities, all working to protect coral reefs and promote best practice in marine management.