11 News items found

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...    

Mangrove crab: Ecologically significant and economically promising

Tanjung Pecinan Village, Mangaran, Situbondo, East Java, Indonesia 20 Mar 2017

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Economic Valuation ...

Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.    

A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand 31 Jan 2017

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

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

Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.    

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...    

Asia shrimp farmers restock mangrove "supermarket" by going organic

Bangkok, Thailand 01 Feb 2016

Country: Thailand, Asia Region

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Financing Coastal Conservation ...

A recent article published by Thomson Reuters Foundation highlights how the introduction of organic shrimp production in Thailand thanks to the Mangroves and Markets (MAM) project, a spin-off of the MFF programme, is stemming mangrove degradation and...    

Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaboration

Bangkok, Thailand 20 Nov 2015

Country: Thailand

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

On 23 November 2015, representatives from 11 countries, experts from international agencies, civil society and NGOs will come together for a thematic consultation on the “Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaborat...    

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

Bangkok, Thailand 10 Jun 2014

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

Topic: Financing Coastal Conservation, Integrated Coastal Planning

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 a...    

Divers working together with local communities to save the Bay of Bengal

Saint Martin's Island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 07 Apr 2014

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Financing Coastal Conservation

In a bid to create awareness among the islanders and tourists about dangers of solid waste pollution in seas, MFF and Save Our Sea (SoS) on April 7 conducted an annual underwater clean-up dive at Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh.    

MFF and Wetlands International renew Indonesia programme

Jakarta, Indonesia 31 Oct 2013

Country: Asia Region, Indonesia

Topic: Community Resilence, Financing Coastal Conservation, Sustainable Livelihoods

Mangroves for the Future, with the National Coordinating Body of Indonesia, witnessed the signing of a new agreement with Wetlands International (WI) - Indonesia Programme that kicks off new small grant facility projects in the country.    

9th MFF Regional Steering Committee meeting emphasizes enhanced regional cooperation- Bangladesh inducted as the 9th MFF member country.

Karachi, Pakistan 18 Nov 2012

Country: Asia Region, Global

Topic: Strategies for Management, Knowledge for Management, Reef to Ridge ...

The 9th Regional Steering Committee of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative was held in Karachi, Pakistan from 18 - 22 November 2012. Representatives of the eight MFF member countries, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri La...    

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