In order to address the wide range of issues and needs related to coastal and marine environments, a holistic approach towards their governance is essential. This involves adoption of dynamic and multidisciplinary systems like integrated coastal management (ICM) that converge ecosystem protection and sustainable development.
ICM is now a widely recognized concept based on the belief that ecological integrity and economic growth should go hand in hand. MFF adheres to this underlying philosophy and promotes it through its programme of work.
Each MFF country is unique in its institutional, legal and policy structures based on specific interests, needs and circumstances. MFF efforts in countries focus on finding appropriate ways to allow collaborative action and integrated approaches to management in achieving long term regional level results.
MFF vision is that of a more healthy, prosperous and secure future for all sections of coastal populations with resilient communities, conserved ecosystems and sustainable development.
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|Programmes of Work||Actions/Outputs||Contribution to results|
|11. Supporting national integrated coastal management programmes||
Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Asia © 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.
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 25 Oct 2016
Yangon, Myanmar 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2017
Bangkok, Thailand 14 Sep - 15 Sep 2017
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-chairing the U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues.
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...
Kochi, India 28 Oct 2013
Representatives from more than 12 countries attended a Regional Fisheries Symposium from October 28 to 30 in Kochi, India with the goal of exploring ecosystem-based approaches to protecting fisheries and marine biodivers...