Human impacts arising from coastal development coupled with global climate changes continue to put environmental stress on coasts. There is a growing need to find new ways for ethical and equitable utilization of coastal resources. Integrated Coast Management (ICM) is one process that involves a multitude of approaches and activities to find environmentally sustainable methods to manage coasts. Its dynamic nature necessitates a deeper understanding of the ecological as well as socio-economic functions of coastal ecosystems.
MFF realizes that in order to achieve its overarching goals relating to integrated coastal management (ICM), adequate capacity in terms of human, technology and institutions need to be strengthened and enhanced across the region.
MFF hence stresses on the need to bolster the capacities of all stakeholder groups involved in managing coastal ecosystems. Through this Program of Work it identifies and fulfills capacity needs and gaps, and building on strengths and opportunities. In each member country MFF recognizes capacity building as a fundamental need and works towards creating regional networks of researchers, managers and practitioners of coastal issues.
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|Programmes of Work||Actions/Outputs||Contribution to results|
|7. Building the capacity of professional coastal managers for integrated coastal management||
Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia © IUCN, 2018
Mangrove forests worldwide have been vanishing at astonishing rates. Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia, which has lost over 60% of its mangroves in the last 3 decades, exemplifies this trend. The creation of aquaculture in nature reserves has in part led to this decrease in mangrove cover. With the help of IUCN's Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), local experts and several NGOs are working with current land users and the local government to restore forest landscapes and strive for a more sustainable future.
Bangkok, Thailand 29 Jan 2016
The signing of an MOU on January 28 between the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, marks a significant step toward improved management of coastal r...