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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 ...    

Wetlands and its communities: The story of Yus - an advocate for coastal conservation

Indonesia 28 Apr 2016

Country: Indonesia

“I am very passionate about working with local communities as I believe it is a fundamental aspect for achieving conservation goals, contribute to communities’ well-being, and ensure programme sustainability.” - Yus, Programme Manager for Wetlands In...    

Pakistan: IUCN and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited to restore mangroves on 500 hectares of coastline

Karachi, Pakistan 20 Apr 2016

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Private sector partnerships

Through its Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN Pakistan is working with Engro Elengy Terminal (Pvt) Limited (EETPL), a liquefied natural gas handling and processing company, to implement the ‘Restoration of Mangroves Ecosystem in Port Qasim Ar...    

Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Bangkok, Thailand 31 Mar 2016

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Gender equality

SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) - an MFF institutional partner, recently published a series of stories highlighting the importance of gender equality in development cooperation. One of the articles titled "Reducing the ‘in...    

Navy to plant a million mangroves for Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan 21 Mar 2016

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Private sector partnerships, Coastal Governance, Financing Coastal Conservation

On International Day of Forests on March 21, the Pakistan Navy took a major step forward towards rehabilitating threatened mangrove reserves along Pakistan’s coastline, by launching a Mangrove Plantation Campaign, in association with MFF Pakistan.The...    

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