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Giving mangroves a voice: One man's mission to protect the future of Bahak Indah

Bahak Indah, Indonesia 16 Jul 2018

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

Bahak Indah, a mangrove-lined beach running along the coast of Probolinggo, East Java, is a major attraction for visitors. Approximately fifteen years ago, the only vegetation found on the beach was a type of spinegrass with such sharp tips that resi...    

Bangladesh shares World Heritage experience with Thailand in South-South knowledge transfer

Sundarbans Natural World Heritage Site, Bangladesh 05 Jul 2018

Country: Thailand, Bangladesh

Topic: Capacity Building

From 2 to 6 April 2018, MFF, in collaboration with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, brought nine delegates from the Thailand Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to the Sundarbans Natural World Heritage Site (NWHS) ...    

Common pool: Equitable water governance brings prosperity to Sabkhali

Sabkhali, Bangladesh 12 Jun 2018

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change ...

The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is Sabkhali, a largely agricultural village, highly vulnerable to climate change and tidal surges, salt w...    

Closing the 'plastic loop' on marine waste across Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 06 Jun 2018

Country: Global, Asia Region

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change ...

In a special World Environment Day op-ed, Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia and Director of IUCN's Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, writes about grassroots initiatives and efforts to engage the private sector that IUCN and Mangroves ...    

Where the heart is: Myanmar’s village conservation committees give people reason to stay

Pyinbugyi, Myanmar 04 Jun 2018

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance ...

For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life. Unfortunately, of late, commercial offshore fishing has meant that many locals aren’t able to fill ...    

Cambodia workshop builds communications capacity of NGOs, government and civil society

Kampot, Cambodia 31 May 2018

Country: Cambodia

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge management and communications

From 24 to 25 May 2018, IUCN and MFF Cambodia organised a two-day training workshop on communications in Kampot Province. The aim of the workshop was to improve the capacity of 16 representatives from Cambodian NGOs; civil society, including MFF gra...    

IUCN and MFF stand with Pakistan Navy in massive mangrove restoration campaign

Shah Bandar, Sindh, Pakistan 21 May 2018

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

On 3 May, the Pakistan Navy, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Pakistan, launched the Mangroves Plantation Campaign for 2018 in Shah Bandar, a town in Sindh Province’s Sujawal District.    

Less is more: Climate-smart agricultural techniques maximise income and land productivity

Badadiya, Odisha, India 16 May 2018

Country: India

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

In Badadiya village in Odisha, India, agriculture generates little income – yet many households are forced to rely on it for lack of viable alternatives. Most of the land in the area is being converted to prawn farms, and the damage to the environmen...    

Koh Rong National Marine Park: A first for Cambodia

Koh Rong, Cambodia 14 May 2018

Country: Cambodia

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas ...

On 8 February 2018, the Cambodian government announced the establishment of the Koh Rong National Marine Park (NMP) – a first for the country. The park covers over 52,000ha – an area two thirds the size of Bangkok – along the coast of Preah Sihanouk ...    

Roots in the water

Bangkok, Thailand 12 Apr 2018

Country: Thailand

Topic: Capacity Building, Knowledge for Management

“My father taught me how to drive a boat when I was 12 and I vividly remember going out to fish – breaking through waves when the sea was rough during storms,” says local science teacher Wanida Tongboonma, as she takes the Mangroves for the Future (M...    

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