Background

The aim of this project is to promote ecosystem-based adaptation through mangrove restoration and sustainable use in Thailand and Vietnam. The project is testing innovative forms of financing and integrated mangrove polyculture that link climate protection and climate adaptation to sustainable aquaculture in mangrove ecosystems. The project results will feed into legislation at local and provincial level, into regional learning processes and into the global dialogue on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

In Thailand, the Mangroves and Markets project is conducting site assessments in Trat, Chanthaburi and Samut Prakan provinces to identify best practices of sustainable aquaculture in mangrove ecosystems. The project also encourages farmers to move their agricultural practices towards a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly model by establishing potential links between organic seafood producers and buyers.

Links and resources

http://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/asia/asia_where_work/thailand/?14487/Thai-shrimp-farming-going-green

https://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/asia/asia_where_work/vietnam/?14002/Not-seeing-the-mangrove-forest-for-the-trees

Contact:

Jake Brunner
Project Manager
E-mail: Jake.Brunner@iucn.org

Supranee Kampongsun

Project Field Coordinator
E-mail: Supranee.Kampongsun@iucn.org