Coastal Livelihoods

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Coastal Livelihoods” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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From 2013 to 2016, IUCN and the Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) implemented an EU project to strengthen community fisheries and improve the...
In June 2017, six months after project ended, the fishing communities we worked with are still smiling--happy that the project achieved its primary goal of restoring fish stocks. The Balot Community...
Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Community (EPIC), funded by the German government’s BMU’s International Climate Initiative (ICI), aims to...
The EPIC project in Thailand started in 2012. The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is the implementing agency for field demonstration sites in Krabi province, while IUCN focuses on the policy component...
I pulled my phone out of my pocket to find a new message: I was out of service and increased data charges would apply. For the next six days, contact...
Freedom to be present and to engage with a remote fishing village accessible by over an hour’s motorboat ride through the winding canals of recently-restored mangrove forest in Koh Kong Province,...
Where did life on Earth begin? The fact is, no one really knows. Charles Darwin imagined a “warm little pond”, while some scientists today speculate...
Today, life on Earth continues to depend on the ocean. Covering almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface, the ocean contains 97% of its water and supports every life form that inhabits it. It...
Our oceans, coasts and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests, for example, sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the...
Establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around biologically diverse hotspots is one approach to protecting these vital ecosystems as they come increasingly under threat. When the boundaries of...
Our oceans, coasts and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests, for example, sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the...
Establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around biologically diverse hotspots is one approach to protecting these vital ecosystems as they come increasingly under threat. Assisting member countries...
Today, a rapidly increasing number of people are flocking to the coasts – to build their homes, to spend their holidays or to conduct business...
Dangers to life on the coast Already half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea, and most large cities are found on the coast. But life on the coast now comes at a high cost, with a...
Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic...
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments re-affirmed the importance of sustaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, including coastal areas, for their climate mitigation benefits. Faced...
There is an urgent need to address the global degradation of coastal ecosystems, but are mass mangrove planting initiatives sustainable? 
In recent years, hundreds and sometimes thousands of volunteers have been involved in mass mangrove planting efforts, gaining media recognition and even earning entries into the Guinness Book of...
Nadi, Fiji, 10 March 2017 (IUCN) – The increasing incidence and severity of disasters are leaving more people vulnerable each year. The Oceania...
To mobilise collective action and increase understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in disaster risk reduction, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...
Nadi, Fiji, 8 March 2017 (IUCN) – The ​Wetlands are under pressure from local and global factors, including coastal development, destructive fishing...
The Seventh Oceania Regional Meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands held from 6-7 March at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji provided a platform for the Contracting Parties of Oceania...
Ministers from Mediterranean countries and parties contracted to the Barcelona Convention, today renewed their commitment to enhance measures to...
During a high level event of the Barcelona Convention CoP 19 meeting, hosted this week by the Greek Government in Athens, Ministers endorsed the new text of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable...

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