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Blue Action Fund - 2019 Open Call for Proposals

Asia Region 15 Nov 2018

Country: Asia Region

Topic: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

The Blue Action Fund is pleased to announce a new open call for grant proposals focussing on South East Asia. The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO...    

Photo story: Safe haven in safe hands

Huraa Island, Maldives 01 Dec 2017

Country: Maldives

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Strategies for Management

What comes to mind when you think of the Maldives? For many people, the name conjures images of expensive resorts on palm-fringed atolls, beaches of white sand and sparkling surf. Less well-known is that the Maldives are also home to mangrove forests...    

Bangladesh celebrates biodiversity and tourism

Dhaka, Bangladesh 21 May 2017

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation ...

A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance, protection and conservation of key wildlife populations – which is why the theme of this year’s Intern...    

Working together to build MPAs for long-term marine resources management

03 May 2017

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Viet Nam

Topic: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Livelihoods

Our oceans, coasts and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests, for example, sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect coastal communities from cyclone storm surges, while coastal wetlands and coral r...    

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.    

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...    

Conservationists and experts urge for environmental management of navigation and reduction of pollution in the Sundarban waters

Dhaka, Bangladesh 08 Dec 2015

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

Regular spillage of oils, release of ballast and bilge water from vessels navigating through the Sundarban and increasing industrial development requires sincere attention to be brought under environmental management, in addition to a contingency pla...    

Supporting a sanctuary for seagrasses in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay.

Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India 16 Sep 2013

Country: India

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement ...

Seagrasses are amongst the least understood marine ecosystems in India. Despite being classified as ecologically sensitive regions and protected under the Coastal Regulation Zone Act, they have been largely left out of education, research, and manage...    

Saving our speckled giants

West coast of India 16 Sep 2013

Country: India

Topic: Capacity development, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Capacity Building ...

The largest fish in the world, whale sharks, have faced population declines globally. In Gujarat, India, they were once killed in large numbers, fetching up to USD 2,250 for fishermen. This was curbed in May 2001 when the species was afforded the hig...    

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