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Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean: catalysing new commitments to improving ocean health in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand 12 Dec 2018

Country: Asia Region, Global

Topic: Strategies for Management

On 20 November, IUCN Asia and MFF attended the Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean event in Bangkok. Taking place between the first Ocean Conference in 2017 and the second in 2020, the event gave ocean stakeholders – member states, UN agencies, civil soci...    

Sometimes, you just need to let nature take its course

Myanmar 21 Nov 2018

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management ...

Growing over an estimated area of over half a million hectares, mangrove coverage in Myanmar is the second largest in Asia after Indonesia. These mangroves provide food, shelter and livelihoods to millions of delta and coastal dwellers in Myanmar and...    

Blue Action Fund - 2019 Open Call for Proposals

Asia Region 15 Nov 2018

Country: Asia Region

Topic: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

The Blue Action Fund is pleased to announce a new open call for grant proposals focussing on South East Asia. The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO...    

Future Wetland Guardians of the Seychelles

Seychelles 24 Oct 2018

Country: Seychelles

Topic: Capacity Building, Community Resilence

Wetlands are extremely important. However, in the Seychelles, many people refer to wetlands as marshes, which is perceived as synonymous to dirty water.    

Mangroves For the Future video: A look back

Bali, Indonesia 05 Oct 2018

Country: Global

Topic: Sustainable Livelihoods, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) have produced a video showcasing MFF’s growth and impact in Asia. This video was recently premiered at the 15th meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee that took place in Bali, Indonesia, at the end...    

Photo Story: Plastic from source to sea

Global 19 Sep 2018

Country: Asia Region, Cambodia, Global, India, Thailand, Viet Nam

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

As plastic is discarded into our waterways, rivers become conveyor belts of plastic waste, transporting this toxic cargo into the world's estuaries, deltas and oceans. This new visual story takes the reader from source to sea highlighting the importa...    

Establishing Kep Marine Fisheries Management Area for Improved Management of Marine Fisheries Resources

Kep, Cambodia 28 Aug 2018

Country: Asia Region, Cambodia

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

On 12 April 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of the Royal Government of Cambodia issued a Ministerial Proclamation, announcing the establishment of the Kep province’s Koh Por and Koh Tonsay Archipelago Marine Fisheries...    

Community efforts guarantee food and nutrition security in the Seychelles

Seychelles 24 Aug 2018

Country: Seychelles

Topic: Climate change, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

A community group in the island of Perseverance in the Seychelles is taking the lead in climate-proofing their homes by taking actions to guarantee food and nutrition security for the community. The group, led by women, is adopting sustainable practi...    

MFF’s post-graduate certificate course builds capacity for integrated coastal management in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 22 Aug 2018

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Coastal Governance ...

Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is a well-recognised ecosystems-based approach for achieving sustainable development in coastal areas.    

International Year of the Reef: Joining forces to fight for the health of our oceans

Phuket, Thailand 25 Jul 2018

Country: Thailand

Topic: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation ...

“Collaboration,” “Education” and “Innovation” are three words that summed up a workshop on 20 July aimed at promoting best practices in coastal and marine conservation among the private sector.     

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