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Certified organic: A new prawn paradigm in Bangladesh

Shyamnagar, Bangladesh 07 Dec 2017

Country: Bangladesh

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

In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation.    

Photo story: Safe haven in safe hands

Huraa Island, Maldives 01 Dec 2017

Country: Maldives

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Strategies for Management

What comes to mind when you think of the Maldives? For many people, the name conjures images of expensive resorts on palm-fringed atolls, beaches of white sand and sparkling surf. Less well-known is that the Maldives are also home to mangrove forests...    

Mangroves and REDD+: A new component of MFF

30 Nov 2017

Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide a variety of ecological and socio-economic services benefitting millions of people living in coastal areas. Mangrove ecosystems are important nursery and feeding habitat...    

Mangroves against the storm

Global 16 Nov 2017

Country: Global

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Reef to Ridge

"By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change the storm itself."    

Planning for the future of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary

Peam Krasop, Cambodia 16 Nov 2017

Country: Cambodia

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in Southeast Asia. The sanctuary’s magnificent mangroves are anchored in the bays and channels that weave among...    

Beyond frontiers – Engaging the Pakistan Navy in coastal governance

Karachi, Pakistan 14 Nov 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP and 1% of the country’s labour force. Fish and fishery-related exports yield, on average, a sum of PKR...    

MFF holds 14th Regional Steering Committee Meeting in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar 28 Sep 2017

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Capacity Building

The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess achievements over the past year and discuss the programme’s sustainability beyond 2018.    

Simple cook stoves ignite entrepreneurial spirit in Myanmar

Pyin Bugyi, Myanmar 26 Sep 2017

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods

Home to some of Myanmar’s largest mangrove forests, Tanintharyi Region is known for its pristine coastline and the hundreds of islands in the Myeik Archipelago.

Mangroves provide critical ecosystem services and shield inland areas from storms and...    

Regional Integrated Coastal Management training course extended to Cambodia

Kampot, Cambodia 25 Sep 2017

Country: Cambodia

Topic: Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge management and communications

MFF’s long-standing regional Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) training course was successfully extended to national member countries. From 28 August to 1 September, the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) completed the first national level ICM c...    

Mary Matline Smiles Again!

Manalkadu, Sri Lanka 19 Sep 2017

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender equality

The northern province of Sri Lanka has gone through some tough times. Between 1980 to 2009, a civil war left over 60,000 people dead, 20,000 missing and 300,000 without homes. The province suffered another setback in 2004 when the Indian ocean struck...    

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