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  • IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. Photo: © Ann Moey/IUCN

    The business community: Partners for a sustainable future

    07.02.2017

    If there are three words that could sum up the spirit of the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development which took place in Singapore in November, they would be ‘Innovation’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Action’.

  • Mrs Beauty Das using improved cooking stove, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Mrs Beauty Das using improved cooking stove, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh  Photo: © Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique/IUCN

    More mangroves, less smoke: Enhancing resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities in Cox’s Bazar

    02.02.2017

    Bangladesh is situated on one of the largest river deltas in the world and is highly vulnerable to the steadily increasing effects of climate change. Low-lying coastal areas like Cox’s Bazar, in particular, are most at risk, due to tropical cyclones and sea...

  • Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Photo: © Kumudini Ekaratne

    A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

    02.02.2017

    Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.

  • Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN

    MFF/FAO joint report: New low-cost mechanism for investing in mangrove protection and restoration

    02.02.2017

    Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have designed a new low-cost mechanism that enables investors to promote mangrove conservation and restoration through provision of funding to local...

  • Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad  Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh  Photo: © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad

    Nature: the decisive solution for the climate change crisis

    16.01.2017

    This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • The Sundarbans, Bangladesh, World Heritage site Freshwater flow into the Sundarbans has drastically decreased due to farming, industrial and barrage developments; as a result increased salinity and siltation – the pollution of water by sediment – are threatening the ecosystem’s balance. Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    Learnings on climate change adaptation in the Bay of Bengal documented in new book

    16.01.2017

    Recently, seven climate change specialists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand came together and wrote seven chapters for a book entitled Climate Change in the Bay of Bengal Region: Exploring Sectoral Cooperation for...

  • Elephant foot prints close to a solar electric fence at Barahatia, Chittagong, Bangladesh Elephant foot prints close to a solar electric fence at Barahatia, Chittagong, Bangladesh  Photo: © Md Ahansul Wahed/IUCN

    Blog: How technology helps in human-elephant conflict mitigation

    12.01.2017

    A recent post has highlighted how innovative technologies can help manage human-elephant conflicts in Bangladesh. Introduced lately, solar electric fencing is identified as one of the conflict mitigation options in the elephant ranges. This article...

  • Boat Renovation on Inani Beach Cox’s Bazar Boat renovation on Inani Beach Cox’s Bazar  Photo: ©IUCN Asia/ Ann Moey

    Rethinking inclusive sustainable coastal tourism in Cox's Bazar

    05.01.2017

    Home to a golden sand beach, towering cliffs, amazing surf, rare conch shells and colorful pagodas, Cox’s Bazar should long ago have been on the map as a popular tourist destination. Yet, little is known about this fascinating fishing port located in the...

  • People attacked by migratory elephants share their sufferings in Madhutila, Bangladesh People attacked by migratory elephants share their sufferings in Madhutila, Bangladesh Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

    Blog: Effective migratory elephant management requires transboundary cooperation and innovative approaches

    28.11.2016

    Over the last decade, conflicts between humans and elephants have been a serious concern in Bangladesh, especially near the central-north border with India. Collaboration between the two neighbours and community-based initiatives can play a crucial role in...

  • Opening of the 13th Meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Opening of the 13th Meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Photo: © Akash Muntasir/IUCN Bangladesh

    Mangroves for the Future holds 13th Regional Steering Committee meeting in Bangladesh

    01.11.2016

    Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 13th Steering Committee meeting in Cox’s Bazar on October 25 and 26 to assess the programme’s achievements over the past year and discuss plans for the years ahead. The Committee discussed strategic issues, including...

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