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Sometimes, you just need to let nature take its course

Myanmar 21 Nov 2018

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management ...

Growing over an estimated area of over half a million hectares, mangrove coverage in Myanmar is the second largest in Asia after Indonesia. These mangroves provide food, shelter and livelihoods to millions of delta and coastal dwellers in Myanmar and...    

Future Wetland Guardians of the Seychelles

Seychelles 24 Oct 2018

Country: Seychelles

Topic: Capacity Building, Community Resilence

Wetlands are extremely important. However, in the Seychelles, many people refer to wetlands as marshes, which is perceived as synonymous to dirty water.    

Mangroves For the Future video: A look back

Bali, Indonesia 05 Oct 2018

Country: Global

Topic: Sustainable Livelihoods, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) have produced a video showcasing MFF’s growth and impact in Asia. This video was recently premiered at the 15th meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee that took place in Bali, Indonesia, at the end...    

Community efforts guarantee food and nutrition security in the Seychelles

Seychelles 24 Aug 2018

Country: Seychelles

Topic: Climate change, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

A community group in the island of Perseverance in the Seychelles is taking the lead in climate-proofing their homes by taking actions to guarantee food and nutrition security for the community. The group, led by women, is adopting sustainable practi...    

Giving mangroves a voice: One man's mission to protect the future of Bahak Indah

Bahak Indah, Indonesia 16 Jul 2018

Country: Indonesia

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

Bahak Indah, a mangrove-lined beach running along the coast of Probolinggo, East Java, is a major attraction for visitors. Approximately fifteen years ago, the only vegetation found on the beach was a type of spinegrass with such sharp tips that resi...    

Common pool: Equitable water governance brings prosperity to Sabkhali

Sabkhali, Bangladesh 12 Jun 2018

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change ...

The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is Sabkhali, a largely agricultural village, highly vulnerable to climate change and tidal surges, salt w...    

Where the heart is: Myanmar’s village conservation committees give people reason to stay

Pyinbugyi, Myanmar 04 Jun 2018

Country: Myanmar

Topic: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance ...

For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life. Unfortunately, of late, commercial offshore fishing has meant that many locals aren’t able to fill ...    

Less is more: Climate-smart agricultural techniques maximise income and land productivity

Badadiya, Odisha, India 16 May 2018

Country: India

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

In Badadiya village in Odisha, India, agriculture generates little income – yet many households are forced to rely on it for lack of viable alternatives. Most of the land in the area is being converted to prawn farms, and the damage to the environmen...    

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 ...    

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