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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

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...    

Conserving Southeast Asia’s Seas

Bangkok, Thailand 18 Sep 2017

Country: Asia Region

Topic: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Knowledge management and communications ...

Conserving Southeast Asia’s Seas    

New farming methods secure livelihoods of communities in India

Udayan, Odisha, India 11 Sep 2017

Country: India

Topic: Capacity development, Community Resilence, Financing Coastal Conservation ...

Pampa Dolui is from Udayan, a small village among the mangroves of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha, India. Her early childhood memories are of her family’s rice paddy fields and clear water ponds. As a 15-year-old, Pampa also experienced the dev...    

Recycling water on Manora Island

Karachi, Pakistan 31 Aug 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Strategies for Management

Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been transformed into a hub supporting almost 70% of Pakistan's industry and external trade.    

Nature Lovers return mangroves to Pulau Dua

Pulau Dua, Indonesia 28 Aug 2017

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

Well-known for its importance as a breeding site for water birds, Pulau Dua was established as a nature reserve in 1937. Unfortunately, in recent decades, much of Pulau Dua’s mangroves were cleared for shrimp farms. With coasts deteriorated, fish th...    

When voices are heard in Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area

Cu Lao Cham, Viet Nam 24 Aug 2017

Country: Viet Nam

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

With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda Field in Cu Lao Cham, Viet Nam is a place of great natural beauty and of religious and historical va...    

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.    

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