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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.    

Rethinking inclusive sustainable coastal tourism in Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 22 Dec 2016

Country: Bangladesh, Asia Region

Home to a golden sand beach, towering cliffs, amazing surf, rare conch shells and colorful pagodas, Cox’s Bazar should long ago have been on the map as a popular tourist destination. Yet, little is known about this fascinating fishing port located in...    

Queens of bees

Tien Lan District, Viet Nam 21 Dec 2016

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity development, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

More than half the 155,000 population in Tien Lan District, Viet Nam are women who derive incomes mainly from agriculture and aquaculture. Past practices – especially the clearing of mangroves for shrimp farming – have lowered the resilience of coast...    

MFF/FAO joint report; New low-cost mechanism for investing in mangrove protection and restoration

Bangkok, Thailand 16 Dec 2016

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and FAO have designed a new low-cost mechanism that enables investors to promote mangrove conservation and restoration through provision of funding to local communities. Developed under the regional project ‘Income for ...    

Gender equity and participatory development: Portrait of a pioneer (Part 2)

Bangkok, Thailand 15 Dec 2016

Ms. Indra Kertati, affectionately known as Ibu Indra to many, is Director of Lembaga Pengkaijiandan Pengembangan Sumberdaya Pembangunan Semarang (LPPSP), and the driving force behind community coastal conservation projects in rural Indonesia.    

IUCN and ACB collaboration to boost ASEAN’s conservation efforts

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 26 Oct 2016

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh

Topic: Coastal Governance

IUCN and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) are strengthening ties to support ASEAN countries in achieving their biodiversity targets through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).    

Mangroves for the Future holds 13th Regional Steering Committee meeting in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 26 Oct 2016

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh

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

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 13th Steering Committee meeting in Cox’s Bazar on October 25 and 26 to assess the programme’s achievements over the past year and discuss plans for the years ahead. The Committee discussed strategic issues, inc...    

Social Empowerment: Foundation for effective governance of natural resources

19 Oct 2016

Country: Asia Region

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Gender equality

More than 400,000 people living near the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh depend on forests for their livelihoods. Unfortunately, the health, wellbeing and quality of life of these people are often affected by recurring cyclones and p...    

Farmed fish: a nature based solution for increased resilience

Andhra Pradesh, India 04 Oct 2016

Country: India

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence ...

In 2007, IUCN and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) partnered through the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative to address a critical need. Across the east coast of India, abandoned land stand testament to unsustainable aquaculture pra...    

Bridging the gap between dolphin tourism and conservation

Goa, India 29 Sep 2016

Country: India

Topic: Climate change, Knowledge for Management, Sustainable Business Practices

Ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism, and has the potential to drive changing attitudes towards wildlife conservation. For many coastal nations it is the revenue generated through marine wildlife-based tourism that supports con...    

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