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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.    

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...    

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