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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...    

When voices are heard in Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area

Cu Lao Cham, Viet Nam 24 Aug 2017

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas ...

With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda Field in Cu Lao Cham, Viet Nam is a place of great natural beauty and of religious and historical va...    

Photo story: Saving our cetaceans

Goa, India 16 Aug 2017

Country: India

Topic: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning

Drishti lifeguards are first line responders to marine animal stranding, acting as the eyes and ears for the Goa Forest Department.    

Piloting aquaculture in the Gulf of Mannar

Vankalai, Mannar, Sri Lanka 16 Aug 2017

Country: Sri Lanka

Topic: Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning

As the Mannar region in Sri Lanka recovers from recent conflict, MFF is working with people and organisations to improve resilience through alternative livelihoods such as tourism and aquaculture. Nirooparaj Balachandran, an officer for the National ...    

How mangroves got their roots back in East Java

Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia 26 Jul 2017

Country: Indonesia

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

Clean air and food on the table. For World Mangroves Day, we're highlighting the ways mangroves offer sustainable solutions to those communities whose livelihoods depend on the resources provided by a resilient coast.    

IUCN Statement at The Ocean Conference Plenary

New York, USA 16 Jun 2017

Country: Global

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance

This statement, delivered by Dr Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN’s Global Director of Policy and Programme at the United Nations Ocean Conference that took place in New York from 5 to 9 June, stresses on the need to address six priority areas to achieve SD...    

Pakistan declares its first ever MPA

Astola Island, Balochistan Province, Pakistan 16 Jun 2017

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas

Astola Island has been designated as Pakistan’s first-ever marine protected area (MPA), bringing Pakistan one step closer to achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The notification was issued by the Government of Balochistan yesterday, 15 June 2017.    

More effective waste management through engaged communities

Mairood, Thailand 15 Jun 2017

Country: Thailand

Topic: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation

To most, it’s just a giant landfill – holding approximately 60,000 tonnes of waste. But to some of the locals of Trat province, the Had Ploy Dang dumping ground, located in the Mairood Sub-district, is known as the ‘golden mountain’. Why? Because, ac...    

Is the tide turning for oceans?

08 Jun 2017

Country: Asia Region, Pakistan

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas

This opinion editorial, authored by Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia, highlights how establishing marine protected areas could be a key means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and curbing climate impacts.    

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...    

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