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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...    

Planning for the future of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary

Peam Krasop, Cambodia 16 Nov 2017

Country: Cambodia

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in Southeast Asia. The sanctuary’s magnificent mangroves are anchored in the bays and channels that weave among...    

Beyond frontiers – Engaging the Pakistan Navy in coastal governance

Karachi, Pakistan 14 Nov 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP and 1% of the country’s labour force. Fish and fishery-related exports yield, on average, a sum of PKR...    

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    

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...    

International Mangroves Day

Bangkok, Thailand 26 Jul 2017

Country: Asia Region, Global

Topic: Strategies for Management

Today, on the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, conservation organisations and mangrove specialists worldwide highlight the multiple multifunctional benefits of the practice of ‘natural regeneration’ of mangroves. Comp...    

Community Conservation in the Indian Sundarbans

New Delhi, India 26 May 2017

Country: India

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

In April 2017, Springer Journals published a special edition on Wetland Science: Perspectives from South Asia. IUCN, in partnership with the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (SBR), Government of West Bengal, contributed a chapter on Participatory Wetland...    

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...    

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