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Photo story: Saving our cetaceans

Goa, India 16 Aug 2017

Country: India

Topic: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning

Drishti lifeguards are first line responders to marine animal stranding, acting as the eyes and ears for the Goa Forest Department.    

Piloting aquaculture in the Gulf of Mannar

Vankalai, Mannar, Sri Lanka 16 Aug 2017

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning

As the Mannar region in Sri Lanka recovers from recent conflict, MFF is working with people and organisations to improve resilience through alternative livelihoods such as tourism and aquaculture. Nirooparaj Balachandran, an officer for the National ...    

Health N’ Delft: Low-salt dried fish for the health conscious

Delft, Sri Lanka 16 Aug 2017

On Delft, an island in the Palk Strait north of Sri Lanka, approximately 1,200 out of a population of 4,502 rely on fisheries for their livelihoods. As freezer facilities to store fish are not available in the island, fishermen are forced to sell the...    

International Youth Day: Sowing the seeds for a green future

Asia 12 Aug 2017

Country: Asia Region, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement ...

Photo story: For International Youth Day, IUCN Asia is highlighting the contribution of young people - from toddlers to young adults - who are standing up for nature.    

Coconut handicrafts and dressmaking

Puttalam, Sri Lanka 07 Aug 2017

Country: Asia Region, Sri Lanka

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Sustainable Business Practices ...

In Iranawila village in Puttalam, a district situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 90% of the population relies on fishing for their livelihoods. In the past decade, villagers have been cutting and selling mangroves trees for the construction of d...    

World Mangrove Day: Global Mangrove Alliance welcomes new partners

Asia Region 26 Jul 2017

Topic: Community Resilence

Newly launched partnership rallies the world to increase mangrove coverage by 20 percent by 2030.    

How mangroves got their roots back in East Java

Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia 26 Jul 2017

Country: Indonesia

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

Clean air and food on the table. For World Mangroves Day, we're highlighting the ways mangroves offer sustainable solutions to those communities whose livelihoods depend on the resources provided by a resilient coast.    

International Mangroves Day

Bangkok, Thailand 26 Jul 2017

Country: Asia Region, Global

Topic: Strategies for Management

Today, on the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, conservation organisations and mangrove specialists worldwide highlight the multiple multifunctional benefits of the practice of ‘natural regeneration’ of mangroves. Comp...    

Training event strengthens communications capacities of conservation actors across Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 05 Jul 2017

Topic: Capacity Building, Knowledge management and communications

40 conservation practitioners from 13 countries across Asia took part in a capacity-building workshop on strategic communications in Bangkok, Thailand from 5-7 July. The workshop was organised by IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (...    

MFF in the news

20 Jun 2017

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan, Viet Nam

Topic: Marine Protected Areas

It has been a busy two weeks for MFF in the news, with the UN Oceans Conference, World Oceans Day and the designation of Astola Island as a marine protected area (MPA) taking centre stage. Take a look at what national, regional and even global media ...    

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