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Healthy wetlands, better lives: Traditional mat weaving as a sustainable livelihood in the Maldives

Fiyoaree, Maldives 05 Mar 2018

Country: Maldives

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Climate change ...

The Maldives is known for being an upmarket holiday destination thanks to its pristine beaches and blue lagoons. Despite being barely visible on the world map due to its small size, the coral island nation is home to the seventh largest coral reef ec...    

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...    

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.    

MFF @ The Ocean Conference

New York, USA 05 Jun 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Global, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Climate change, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas

The Ocean Conference is a high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. At the event, IUCN, MFF and the world community will come together to discuss innovative ways to conserve and sustainably...    

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Maldives 22 Feb 2017

Country: Maldives

Topic: Climate change

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2, Abdulla Adam, Maldives’ National Coordinator for the Mangroves for the Future programme (MFF), talks about the priceless value of wetland ecosystems, such as their function as a natural barrier again...    

A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 31 Jan 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

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

Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.    

Nature: the decisive solution for the climate change crisis

Bangkok, Thailand 11 Jan 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity development, Climate change, Coastal Governance ...

This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.    

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