Replanting of Mangrove in LGF Activity , Sayung Sub-Distric, Demak, Central Java, Indonesia © LGF Indonesia 2012, 2012
Coastal areas in MFF countries are naturally exposed to extreme weather hazards such as cyclones, storm surges, salt water intrusion, and tsunamis. These natural events often result in human tragedy and damage to property. In addition to episodic disasters, coastal zones and communities face long term impacts due to erosion, sea level rise and pollution. Coastal communities need to be able to adapt to changing environmental conditions if they are to avert impending calamities.
The mega disaster of the 2004 tsunami was a wakeup call to reassess the disaster preparedness and resilience of communities. It established the importance of coastal ecosystems and mangrove areas as natural barriers against destructive forces of nature. Further, the relief efforts that followed helped reveal underlying disparities related to human rights, gender, ethnicity, age and social strata.
MFF believes that a resilient community is one which is well informed and able to utilize available resources to prevail against disasters. It emphasizes on the need to develop strategies that help curb damage to ecosystems while enabling mangrove dependent communities to be prepared for future disasters.
In India, for example, MFF supported a comprehensive survey and mapping of land-use patterns and shelterbelts in 5 coastal states vulnerable to weather events. The knowledge database developed from the project is proving invaluable to state and government planners in strengthening green coastal defences.
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|9. Improving community resilience to natural disasters
Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia © IUCN, 2018
Mangrove forests worldwide have been vanishing at astonishing rates. Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia, which has lost over 60% of its mangroves in the last 3 decades, exemplifies this trend. The creation of aquaculture in nature reserves has in part led to this decrease in mangrove cover. With the help of IUCN's Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), local experts and several NGOs are working with current land users and the local government to restore forest landscapes and strive for a more sustainable future.
শ্যামনগর, সাতক্ষীরা, বাংলাদেশ। 20 Nov 2014
আগামী ২০ নভেম্বর ২০১৪, সাতক্ষীরার শ্যামনগর উপজেলার বুড়িগোয়ালিনী ইউনিয়ন পরিষদে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে 'কৃষি উদ্ভাবনী মেলা ২০১৪'। মেলায় স্থানীয় তিনটি কৃষকেরা দেখাবেন জলবায়ূ পরিবর্তনের সাথে খাপ খাইয়ে নিতে তারা কী ধরনের কৌশল অবলম্বন ক...