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IUCN and MFF stand with Pakistan Navy in massive mangrove restoration campaign

Shah Bandar, Sindh, Pakistan 21 May 2018

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

On 3 May, the Pakistan Navy, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Pakistan, launched the Mangroves Plantation Campaign for 2018 in Shah Bandar, a town in Sindh Province’s Sujawal District.    

Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh 28 Mar 2018

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Gender equality, Strategies for Management ...

Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood...    

Nijhum Dwip in Bangladesh: Loud voices for the “quiet island” on World Wetlands Day

Nijhum Dwip, Bangladesh 21 Mar 2018

Country: Asia Region, Bangladesh

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

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2, IUCN, MFF, and USAID, in collaboration with ECOFISH, WorldFish and the “Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods” project, organised a number of activities in Nijhum Dwip to highlight the importance ...    

Mangroves for the Future shares lessons learned at Fiji climate change workshop

Suva, Fiji 19 Mar 2018

Country: Asia Region, Global

Topic: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

From 5 to 8 March, IUCN hosted the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction workshop in Suva, Fiji, as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations taking place throughout 2018. The event was co-hosted by the Global ...    

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...    

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