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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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...
In early June, IUCN and FACT organized a regular monthly meeting with the community fisheries (CFi) committee and commune council in Kampong Phluk,...
At the meeting, we discussed project progress. This includes the purchase of a second patrol boat for FCA, the installation of 150 poles in the FCA as fish attraction devices to support fish...
In late June, IUCN met the Balot community protected area (CPA) committee (located in the Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site) to discuss progress with the EU-...
Despite this year's prolonged drought and extreme heat, it appears that the CPA, by virtue of including three deep pools, provides a degree of resilience.  In March-April, Balot fishers reported an...
sustainable fisheries management for improved livelihood of the coastal fishing community in Tyre Caza, south Lebanon
 
Over the past three years, IUCN has been working with Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Thailand to restore around nine hectares of mangroves. More...
Ka Long – The need for mangroves for coastal defense Ka Long, Samut Sakhon, is on the Upper Gulf of Thailand, where the most severe erosion has occurred due to climate change and degradation from...
On May 25, 2016, IUCN and FACT organised a workshop in Siem Reap to discuss the results and implications of 3.5 years of participatory monitoring...
This monitoring and evaluating (M&E) system was designed by Dr. Sarah Milne of Australian National University for an EU-funded project to strengthen community fisheries (CFi) in three sites in...
2016 was a difficult year in the Tonle Sap as the severe drought and hot weather affected water, fish, and flooded forests, resources on which the...
Extreme weather conditions and the desiccation of large parts of the lake intensified illegal fishing and clearing of flooded forest for rice production. As the climate warms up, such conditions may...
29 November 2016 – The second phase of the project “Restoration of mangroves through sustainable shrimp farming and emission reductions in Ca Mau...
Over the past decades, more than half of Vietnam’s natural mangrove forests have been cleared, notably to accommodate shrimp ponds. This is a worrying trend, as healthy mangroves make important...
After a year of strategic cooperation between the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Thailand and IUCN Thailand, a meeting was held on...
The meeting was chaired by the Director General of DMCR, Ms. Suthiluck Raviwan and attended by the Director of Mangrove Conservation Office, the Director of Research and Development Institute and...

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