56 News items found

Sri Lanka shares lessons learned from small grants coastal projects

Colombo, Sri Lanka 07 May 2013

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Knowledge for Management

Ten projects from the MFF Small Grant Facility in Sri Lanka met May 7, 2013 to share lessons learned over the past 11 months of implementation. During this lessons sharing workshop, project grantees revealed the potential of small projects to scale ...    

Economic valuation of ecosystems take spotlight in Sri Lanka training for coastal planners

Colombo, Sri Lanka 02 May 2013

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Economic Valuation

The Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management Department (CC&CRMD), a member of the National Coordinating Body of Sri Lanka, conducted a Training on Economic Valuation of Coastal Ecosystems for Sri Lankan coastal planners.    

Reintroduction of traditional crab traps increases income of fishers in Kokilai Lagoon, Sri Lanka

Kokilai, Sri Lanka 22 Mar 2013

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Business Practices

Use of traditional traps have reduced wastage of fishery resources and by-catch. Selective harvest facilitated by traps enables the fishermen to throw the under-weight and gravid crabs back to the lagoon.    

Aloe vera: the wonder plant to save Puttalam Lagoon

Kalpitiya (Puttalam district), Sri Lanka 24 Feb 2013

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Business Practices, Gender equality

This article has been previously published in Sunday Times on 24 February 2013. The author is Dr Sriyanie Miththapala, Consultant to IUCN Sri Lanka    

3rd Postgraduate Certificate Course on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) launched

Bangkok, Thailand 22 Jan 2013

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

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation ...

The 3rd Postgraduate Certificate Course on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) was launched at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok on Monday. The participants are being trained under the partnership initiative of MFF, BOBLEME and AIT.    

Featuring Marine Wonders of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka 17 Dec 2012

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Knowledge for Management

In association with the Mangroves for the Future initiative and Karunaratne and Sons, IUCN Sri Lanka hosted a special exposition of 20 rarely seen images of Sri Lanka’s marine wonders, photographed by Arjan Rajasooriya, Naren Gunasekeara, Nishan Pere...    

Coast Action Start-up meeting held in Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka 25 Oct 2012

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Private sector partnerships, Marine Protected Areas

The first in the series of start up meetings of Coast Action was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in October 2012 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel attended by 20 interested company representatives from the five priority business sectors that have an impact on t...    

MFF at the CBD COP 11. Focus on need for collaborative efforts to conserve sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mannar.

Hyderabad, India 22 Oct 2012

Country: India, Sri Lanka, Asia Region

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

At a COP11 MFF side event on October 16, researchers and audience comprising experts from various disciplines discussed on the current situation of sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mannar, their survival and long term strategies needed to conserve them...    

India and Sri Lanka join hands in conserving the living resources of Gulf of Mannar

Colombo, Sri Lanka 28 Sep 2012

Country: India, Sri Lanka

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Capacity Building ...

Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mannar provide many ecosystem goods and services, and these benefits are being compromised due to lack of information, awareness and inadequate policies. This issue gains more urgency as climate change will exacerbate thre...    

MFF at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

Jeju, South Korea 06 Sep 2012

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

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Coastal Governance ...

Building coastal resilience is a significant component of Integrated Coastal Zone Management throughout the world and one that MFF has had significant experience with throughout the Asian region. On 7 September 2012, more than 40 people from varying ...    

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