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Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Maldives 22 Feb 2017

Country: Maldives

Topic: Climate change

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day - February 2, Adam Abdulla, Maldives’s National Coordinator for the Mangroves for the Future Programme, talks about the priceless value of wetland ecosystems, not least of it being a natural barrier that can redu...    

More mangroves, less smoke: Enhancing resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities in Cox’s Bazar

Bangkok, Thailand 02 Feb 2017

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Sustainable Business Practices ...

Bangladesh is situated in one of the largest river deltas in the world and is highly vulnerable to the steadily increasing effects of climate change. Low-lying coastal areas like Cox’s Bazar, in particular, are most at risk, due to tropical cyclones ...    

Book launch - Hope for the future

Bangkok, Thailand 02 Feb 2017

Country: Thailand

Topic: Knowledge management and communications

To celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, MFF has launched a photobook that showcases the lives of Thailand's coastal community members who rely on mangrove forests for their survival. The book also pays tribute to the amazing people who have dedicated t...    

A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 31 Jan 2017

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

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement ...

Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.    

The business community: Partners for a sustainable future

Bangkok, Thailand 30 Jan 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh

Topic: Knowledge management and communications, Sustainable Business Practices

If there are three words that could sum up the spirit of the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development which took place in Singapore in November, they would be ‘Innovation’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Action’.    

Learnings on climate change adaptation in the Bay of Bengal documented in new book

Bangkok, Thailand 16 Jan 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence

Recently, seven climate change specialists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand came together and wrote seven chapters for a book entitled “Climate Change in the Bay of Bengal Region: Exploring Sectoral Cooperation f...    

Nature: the decisive solution for the climate change crisis

Bangkok, Thailand 11 Jan 2017

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

Topic: Capacity development, Climate change, Coastal Governance ...

This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.    

Rethinking inclusive sustainable coastal tourism in Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 22 Dec 2016

Country: Bangladesh, Asia Region

Home to a golden sand beach, towering cliffs, amazing surf, rare conch shells and colorful pagodas, Cox’s Bazar should long ago have been on the map as a popular tourist destination. Yet, little is known about this fascinating fishing port located in...    

Queens of bees

Tien Lan District, Viet Nam 21 Dec 2016

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity development, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

More than half the 155,000 population in Tien Lan District, Viet Nam are women who derive incomes mainly from agriculture and aquaculture. Past practices – especially the clearing of mangroves for shrimp farming – have lowered the resilience of coast...    

MFF/FAO joint report; New low-cost mechanism for investing in mangrove protection and restoration

Bangkok, Thailand 16 Dec 2016

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and FAO have designed a new low-cost mechanism that enables investors to promote mangrove conservation and restoration through provision of funding to local communities. Developed under the regional project ‘Income for ...    

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