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Building Coastal Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Cambodia hosts 11th Mangroves for the Future regional meeting Representatives from 11 Asian countries met today in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the 11th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, which focuses on protecting vulnerable coastal regions for people and for nature.   …  

25 Oct 2014 | Media statement

The Symposium brought together a number of key sectors and partners

Regional symposium puts spotlight on the need to protect marine biodiversity and Asia’s coastal fisheries

 Representatives from more than 12 countries attended a Regional Fisheries Symposium from October 28 to 30 in Kochi, India with the goal of exploring ecosystem-based approaches to protecting fisheries and marine biodiversity in South and Southeast Asia, and to share practical science-based solutions to fisheries issues. …  

28 Oct 2013 | Article
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The Second Coastal Forum  - Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Soc Trang Province, 15-18 October 2013

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solution a key for climate change adaptation

Soc Trang, Viet Nam, 15 October 2013 - More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions.   …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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Robert Mather speaking at the CSR Asia Summit in Bangkok

IUCN-Marriott partnership: underlying business and nature conservation in Thailand

When my colleagues and I were sitting in the media event that launched the partnership between IUCN and Marriott International in Thailand, we certainly didn’t expect the Chairman of Marriott’s Thailand Business Council to discourse in such detail on why mangroves are important. …  

27 Sep 2013 | Article
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IUCN-Marriott MOU signing and press conference in Bangkok, 19 September 2013

IUCN and Marriott International join hands for community-based environmental conservation and development in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 19 September 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Marriott International have launched a partnership to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bang Krachao and areas in the South potentially to include Mai Khao, Tai Muang and Khao Lak. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding today and opened a “Mangrove Education Garden” at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, followed by a planting of 100 mangroves by Marriott associates at Bang Krachao, often described as “the lung of Bangkok”.   …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve included the three core areas—Boeung Tonle Chhmar, Stung Sen and Prek Toal—comprise the most important inland wetland in Southeast Asia, both for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods based on harvesting of fishery resources.

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Indo-Burma Hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. …  

29 Jul 2013 | Article
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Schoolgirl planting mangroves in coastal erosion area, Phu Tan Commune, Tan Phu Dong District, Tien Giang Province

Buddhism and mangroves in Tien Giang Province

On January 19, 2013, MFF staff participated in two events in Tien Giang Province: an award ceremony for paintings of mangroves; and a visit to a mangrove plantation on Loi Quan Island. Both events were organized by MFF grantee Phu Thoi Pagoda. …   | Vietnamese

22 Feb 2013 | News story
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Ecological mangrove restoration - Indonesia 21

Reviving nature's bounty in Indonesia

In Indonesia IUCN is helping local communities to restore and sustainably manage their coastal resources and this is leading to improved livelihoods for many. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

MFF works towards achieving the vision of a healthier, more prosperous and secure future for all coastal communities.

Implementation of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) outreach activities in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is trying to be a Member country of MFF. The national strategy of Bangladesh NCB is to promote 'ecosystem based integrated coastal management' through MFF. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Project description

Mr. Vo Van Nua in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Protecting mangroves: what does it cost?

A 2010 report by Forest Trends entitled Roots in the Water: Legal Frameworks for Mangrove PES in Vietnam identified high opportunity cost as a major barrier to mangrove conservation and the development of payments for ecosystems services (PES) systems. In Vietnam, the high opportunity costs arise from the high returns that can be earned from clearing mangroves particularly for shrimp ponds. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2011 | Article
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