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Working together to build MPAs for long-term marine resources management

24 Apr 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan

Topic: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Livelihoods

Our oceans and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests, for example, sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect coastal communities from cyclone storm surges, while coastal wetlands and coral reefs pro...    

Astola Island as a Marine Protected Area

07 Apr 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge management and communications, Marine Protected Areas

Located approximately 25 km off the coast of Balochistan Province, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island. Also known as “Jezira Haft Talar” (Island of the Seven Hills) due to the small, rocky mountains that span the 6.7 km2 island, this scenic...    

Mangrove crab: Ecologically significant and economically promising

Tanjung Pecinan Village, Mangaran, Situbondo, East Java, Indonesia 20 Mar 2017

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Economic Valuation ...

Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.    

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

Bangkok, Thailand 10 Mar 2017

Women can be strong advocates for nature-based sustainable development, ensuring ecosystems are protected and helping families become more resilient in the face of disasters.    

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Maldives 22 Feb 2017

Country: Maldives

Topic: Climate change

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2, Abdulla Adam, Maldives’ National Coordinator for the Mangroves for the Future programme (MFF), talks about the priceless value of wetland ecosystems, such as their function as a natural barrier again...    

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 people who have dedicated their liv...    

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.    

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