298 News items found

Jaffna: Building back better with value-added research

Colombo, Sri Lanka 17 Jul 2016

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Community Resilence, Sustainable Business Practices

The three-decade long civil conflict in Jaffna severely impinged on the daily lives of the communities who lived on the peninsula. Although education at all levels continued despite the adversities, biological field research suffered and stalled for ...    

Blog: Can science benefit both mud crabs and local fishers in the Sundarban?

Bangladesh 04 Jul 2016

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

A blog posted recently by Mahatub Khan Badhon, a research assistant at IUCN Bangladesh, demonstrates the crucial role science can play in the sustainable management of mud crabs in the Sundarban, Bangladesh. The case presented in the blog draws on a ...    

Empowering women for community and ecosystem resilience

Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh 20 Jun 2016

Country: Bangladesh

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

The Mangroves for the Future Small Grants Facility (MFF SGF) enabled NGO Nabolok Parishad to help local women like Promila Rani establish and run community enterprises that provide alternative and sustainable livelihood.    

Commentary: Synergetic partnerships for healthier oceans

Bangkok, Thailand 14 Jun 2016

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. Not only do they provide around 350 million jobs and food for over a billion people, they also drive weather, regulate temperature and ultimately support all living organisms. Globally, the mark...    

Marriott and MFF: The power of private sector partnership

Bangkok, Thailand 14 Jun 2016

Country: Asia Region, Thailand

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

Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), IUCN established a partnership with Marriott Hotels & Resorts to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local ...    

New farming practices to boost mangrove conservation efforts in Cambodia

Bangkok, Thailand 06 Jun 2016

Country: Asia Region, Cambodia

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Gender equality ...

With support from Mangroves for the Future (MFF), the coastal fishing town of Koh Kong is attempting to re-focus its workforce back on solid ground. In addition to issues with illegal fishing practices that are depleting fish stocks in nearby Peam Kr...    

IUCN and Thai Union Group launch collaboration to strengthen natural resources governance with coastal communities in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand 25 May 2016

Country: Thailand

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

Engaging local communities in coastal and marine resources management is key to sustainable development in coastal areas. IUCN and Thai Union Group have launched a collaboration to enhance community capacity and develop a long-term plan for community...    

Thailand unveils coral bleaching response plan amidst looming climate change threats

Bangkok, Thailand 18 May 2016

Country: Thailand

Topic: Coastal Governance

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) in cooperation with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and IUCN has unveiled a framework response for the proactive monitoring and management of coral b...    

Green Fins: Improving sustainability in the marine tourism sector

Bangkok, Thailand 16 May 2016

Country: Asia Region

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

Originally established in Thailand in 2004, the Green Fins approach, a tool for supporting adoption and implementation of best practices in the diving and snorkeling tourism industry, is now active in six countries in Asia and is currently being expa...    

Scandinavia supports resilient coastal communities via MFF

Bangkok, Thailand 11 May 2016

Currently in its third phase, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) has received core donor funding from Scandinavian countries, Norway (Norad), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and Denmark (Danida) since 2012. A recent article ...    

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