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Gender Equity And Participatory Development: Portrait Of A Pioneer

Indonesia 22 Jul 2016

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Coastal Governance ...

In the volcano-studded island of Java, the fourth largest island in Indonesia, one woman stands at the forefront of efforts to mainstream participatory development and gender into conservation.

In the third of a series of stories celebrating and...    

Marriott and MFF: The power of private sector partnership

Bangkok, Thailand 14 Jun 2016

Country: Asia Region, Thailand

Topic: Capacity Building, Climate change, Coastal Governance ...

Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), IUCN established a partnership with Marriott Hotels & Resorts to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local ...    

Conservationists and experts urge for environmental management of navigation and reduction of pollution in the Sundarban waters

Dhaka, Bangladesh 08 Dec 2015

Country: Bangladesh

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning ...

Regular spillage of oils, release of ballast and bilge water from vessels navigating through the Sundarban and increasing industrial development requires sincere attention to be brought under environmental management, in addition to a contingency pla...    

IUCN and MFF highlight importance of sustainable tourism for members of Pacific Asia Travel Association

Bangkok, Thailand 01 Dec 2015

Country: Thailand

Topic: Knowledge management and communications, Private sector partnerships

Sustainable tourism was the focus at the recent PATA Academy, held in Bangkok from December 1-3, 2015. Organized by the Pacific Asia Tourism Authority (PATA), the Academy was attended by PATA members from nine countries in the region, and had the goa...    

Revitalizing Demak’s coasts through community action and local government support

Wedung Village, Demak, Central Java 28 Sep 2015

Country: Indonesia

Topic: Community Resilence, Knowledge management and communications

Wedung is one of the villages experiencing the effects of mangrove area conversion into hectares of fishponds. But villagers in the area are keen to stop further coastal ecosystem degradation in their village.    

Immunizing natural disaster impacts with natural infrastructure

New Delhi, India 06 May 2014

Country: India

Topic: Knowledge management and communications

Amongst the most productive ecosystems on the planet, coastal habitats ensure the well-being of a large percentage of the countries’ population, regulating global climate and contributing to the essential adaptive capacity of coastal communities. The...    

Learning about Marine and Coastal Resources at Camp!

Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu 27 Nov 2013

Country: India

Topic: Knowledge management and communications

MFF India, in partnership with IUCN member, OMCAR Foundation, brought together 50 students and 7 teachers for a two-day awareness camp on marine and coastal ecosystems! Held on 27 and 28 November 2013 at OMCAR’s Palk Bay Center, the students (between...    

Stories of conflicts: a review of MFF Small Grant Projects 2011-2013

Hanoi, Viet Nam 23 Jul 2013

Country: Viet Nam

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Knowledge management and communications ...

On July 23, 2013, nine organizations that have completed MFF-funded small grant projects attended a lessons learned workshop in Hanoi, together with representatives of the projects’ beneficiary groups. What emerged from the workshop were stories of c...    

Women in Bhitarkanika join the crusade to save mangroves!

Orissa, India 22 Mar 2013

Country: India

Topic: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building ...

The Bhitarkanika mangrove sanctuary is the life force for the majority of coastal communities living in the Kendrapara district of Orissa, India. Although the sanctuary serves to protect fundamental ecosystem services and diversity, several communiti...    

Safeguarding Pakistan's Coastal & Marine Resources

Pakistan 22 Mar 2013

Country: Pakistan

Topic: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Knowledge management and communications

Awareness of different stakeholders is an important element in the process leading to achievement of objectives of integrated coastal management. The unique engagement of Pakistan Navy in creation of awareness among their ranks through a MFF grant ha...    

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