Vietnam became a full member of Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) builds on a history of coastal management interventions before and after the 2004 tsunami. It focuses on the countries most-affected by the tsunami; India, Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. MFF also includes other countries of the Region that face similar issues, with an overall aim to promote an integrated ocean wide approach to coastal zone management.

Participants at the launch of MFF phase 2 in Hanoi Photo: IUCN Vietnam

Supported by national governments, the United Nations, IUCN, NGOs, donor agencies, and the private sector, MFF provides a unique regional platform for concerted action in support of integrated coastal management using mangroves as the entry point. Numerous information resources are available from www.mangrovesforthefu....

Vietnam became a full member of MFF in January 2010 and in October 2010 a meeting was held at Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Hanoi to celebrate the launch of the second phase of MFF, which will continue through 2014. This report summarizes the key features of MFF II and how implementation will proceed in Vietnam under the guidance of the MFF National Coordinating Body (NCB).

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