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Where (mangrove) trees thrive, birds prosper

Bangkok, Thailand 15 Sep 2016

Country: Thailand

Topic: Sustainable Business Practices

Mangroves are a sign of resilience and resistance, and are critical in maintaining the health of local fishing industries and in protecting vulnerable coastlines from natural disasters. They provide spawning and nursery areas for fish, food and other...    

IUCN and Oxfam collaborate to enhance gender integration in the lower Mekong

Phnom Penh, Cambodia 16 Aug 2016

Country: Cambodia

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

Gender integration in water governance policies received a boost in the Lower Mekong Region through a recent workshop co-organised by Oxfam and IUCN. Held from July 11 to 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the workshop provided a platform for knowledge-shar...    

Mangroves For The Future – Contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Bangkok, Thailand 26 Jul 2016

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

Topic: Capacity Building, Climate change, Community Resilence ...

To celebrate International Mangroves Day, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) has released a multimedia story showcasing its achievements and efforts across 11 countries towards achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG...    

Gender Equity And Participatory Development: Portrait Of A Pioneer

Indonesia 22 Jul 2016

Country: Indonesia

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

In the volcano-studded island of Java, the fourth largest island in Indonesia, one woman stands at the forefront of efforts to mainstream participatory development and gender into conservation.

In the third of a series of stories celebrating and...    

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...    

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