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MFF in the news

20 Jun 2017

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan, Viet Nam

Topic: Marine Protected Areas

It has been a busy two weeks for MFF in the news, with the UN Oceans Conference, World Oceans Day and the designation of Astola Island as a marine protected area (MPA) taking centre stage. Take a look at what national, regional and even global media ...    

IUCN Statement at The Ocean Conference Plenary

New York, USA 16 Jun 2017

Country: Global

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance

This statement, delivered by Dr Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN’s Global Director of Policy and Programme at the United Nations Ocean Conference that took place in New York from 5 to 9 June, stresses on the need to address six priority areas to achieve SD...    

To keep our coasts, coastal communities must benefit from sustainable enterprises

16 Jun 2017

This article, written by representatives from RECOFTC – an MFF grantee, emphasises the need to promote integrated coastal management and private sector solutions that help coastal communities develop sustainable community enterprises.    

Pakistan declares its first ever MPA

Astola Island, Balochistan Province, Pakistan 16 Jun 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas

Astola Island has been designated as Pakistan’s first-ever marine protected area (MPA), bringing Pakistan one step closer to achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The notification was issued by the Government of Balochistan yesterday, 15 June 2017.    

More effective waste management through engaged communities

Mairood, Thailand 15 Jun 2017

Country: Thailand

Topic: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation

To most, it’s just a giant landfill – holding approximately 60,000 tonnes of waste. But to some of the locals of Trat province, the Had Ploy Dang dumping ground, located in the Mairood Sub-district, is known as the ‘golden mountain’. Why? Because, ac...    

Is the tide turning for oceans?

Bangkok, Thailand 08 Jun 2017

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas

This opinion editorial, authored by Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia, highlights how establishing marine protected areas could be a key means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and curbing climate impacts.    

MFF @ The Ocean Conference

New York, USA 05 Jun 2017

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

Topic: Climate change, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas

The Ocean Conference is a high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. At the event, IUCN, MFF and the world community will come together to discuss innovative ways to conserve and sustainably...    

Improving waste management in Toul Toueng Commune, Cambodia

Toul Toueng Commune, Cambodia 31 May 2017

Country: Cambodia, Asia Region

Topic: Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning

To address a growing waste management problem in Cambodia, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) funded a project implemented by the Center for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC) of the Royal University of Phnom Penh that has helped reduce the proliferation of...    

Community Conservation in the Indian Sundarbans

New Delhi, India 26 May 2017

Country: India

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

In April 2017, Springer Journals published a special edition on Wetland Science: Perspectives from South Asia. IUCN, in partnership with the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (SBR), Government of West Bengal, contributed a chapter on Participatory Wetland...    

Bangladesh celebrates biodiversity and tourism

Dhaka, Bangladesh 21 May 2017

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation ...

A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance, protection and conservation of key wildlife populations – which is why the theme of this year’s Intern...    

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