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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|11. Supporting national integrated coastal management programmes||
Mangroves : Reducing the Risk of Disaster through Nature-Based Solutions, Thailand © © Tim Plowden
The coastal mangrove forest is the buffer between land and sea, playing the critical role of protecting the land and coastal communities from storms, wind and erosion. The short documentary takes us to an island in Southern Thailand illustrating how mangroves have depleted greatly in the last 50 years, how people have been affected, and shows what is being done to restore these habitats to secure a more sustainable future. The Mangrove Action Project have been working with IUCN and local sub-district government organizations to demonstrate the model of Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration on the island for others to follow at a larger scale. Our vision is to restore abandoned shrimp ponds back into lush mangroves with the local people, greatly improving their lives, securing a more sustainable future, and ensuring the most effective protection from storms for generations to come.
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand 18 Aug - 26 Sep 2014
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...