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Mangroves for Coastal Defence: New study offers practical guidance for coastal decision makers

London, United Kingdom 06 Nov 2014

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

Topic: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence ...

A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Ye...    

Journal of Marine Biology Association of India publishes proceedings from Fisheries Symposium

Kochi, India 03 Nov 2014

Country: Asia Region, India

Topic: Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

The proceedings from the Fisheries Symposium held in Kochi, India in October 2013 have been published in a Special Edition of the Journal of Marine Biology Association of India. This regional symposium brought together representatives from more than...    

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.    

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