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Regional partners endorse ecosystem approach to fisheries management

Kerala, India 27 Oct 2013

Country: Asia Region, India

Topic: Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, convened a Regional Fisheries Symposium at Kochi in the southern coastal state of Kerala, India between the 27-30 October 2013, in partnership with the B...    

Coastal erosion, small islands, and responsible diving on regional MFF spotlight

Bangkok, Thailand 24 Oct 2013

Country: Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Topic: Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Marine Protected Areas

Regional Grant Facility projects being implemented by MFF institutional partner United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to produce a new set of information material to shed more light about ecosystem-based approaches related to small islands gove...    

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...    

MFF welcomes Cambodia as 10th member country

Hoi An, Viet Nam 13 Sep 2013

Country: Asia Region, Cambodia

Topic: Coastal Governance

The Regional Steering Committee (RSC -10) meeting held in Hoi An, Viet Nam from 11-14 September 2013 endorsed the membership of Cambodia as the 10th MFF country. The nine MFF member countries, institutional partners FAO, IUCN, UNDP, UNEP, Wetlands I...    

Protecting Asia’s Coasts for People and Nature : Viet Nam hosts 10th MFF regional meeting with focus on building community resilience

Hoi An, Viet Nam 11 Sep 2013

Country: India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Asia Region

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Coastal Governance ...

The 10th Regional Steering Committee of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative was held in Hoi An, Da Nang province, with representatives from the nine member countries convening to discuss efforts to protect coastal regions for people and for...    

Cambodia prepares to join MFF as tenth member country

Pnomh Penh, Cambodia 22 Aug 2013

Country: Cambodia, Asia Region

Topic: Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance ...

Following the approval of its National Strategy and Action Plan in July, Cambodia is expected to join MFF as the tenth member country within 2013.    

Working with fisherwomen in Xuan Thuy National Park

Bangkok, Thailand 01 Apr 2013

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

Every day, hundreds of local fisherwomen enter the mangrove forest in Xuan Thuy National Park to collect shells, mollusks, crabs, and other aquatic products. Although the law prohibits any kind of resource extraction in the core zone, the poor women ...    

Conserving mangroves for otters

Phuket, Thailand 23 Mar 2013

Country: Thailand

Topic: Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance

Phuket in Thailand has become a popular destination for tourists but its rapid growth of urbanization has led to the loss of its mangrove areas. Since the 1980s one third of mangroves in Phuket have been lost due to urbanization and conversion of coa...    

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