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VIETGAP: better livelihoods and a clearer environment

Ha Noi, Viet Nam 20 Jan 2015

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

Tran Van Van, his wife Nguyen Thi Hong, and their two children live in Kim Trung Commune, Ninh Binh Province where they farm white leg shrimp in 3.5 hectares of pond. Two years ago, after frequent disease outbreaks, they defaulted on a 16 million don...    

Assessing MPA management effectiveness

Ha Noi, Viet Nam 30 Dec 2014

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Coastal Governance

In 2010, the government established 16 MPAs. Only eight of these have any form of management presence, however. Even where there is a management presence, there is concern about its effectiveness in the face of numerous threats. IUCN and others have ...    

Ten years after the Tsunami, mangrove forests planted as coastal shield

Aceh, Indonesia 26 Dec 2014

Country: Asia Region, Indonesia

Topic: Strategies for Management

Can replanting mangrove forests on tropical coastlines really protect communities from the immense destruction of a tsunami such as the Indian Ocean killer wave that struck 10 years ago?    

Public-Private Partnership model promoted for environmental protection in Ha Noi

Ha Noi, Viet nam 23 Dec 2014

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Strategies for Management

IUCN, in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mangroves for the Future, and the Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance, organized a dialogue with national government agencies and civil society, that promoted Public-Private Partnership (P...    

Project learning: how to do it better

Ha Noi, Viet Nam 16 Dec 2014

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity Building

As a global network that relies heavily on partners to implement projects, IUCN issues a lot of small grants. In 2014 alone, two of our biggest programs, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), have awarded 21 s...    

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...    

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