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Mangroves for the Future: A look back

Author(s) IUCN and UNDP
Year of publication 2019
Following the devastation of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, IUCN and UNDP recognised the vital link between healthy coastal ecosystems -- especially mangroves and coral reefs -- and the resilience of coastal communities to natural disaster. Their joint initiative, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), is now at the end of its third phase. Since 2006, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) has been at the forefront of sustainable coastal resource management in Asia. So far, MFF has brought together over 300 Members in 11 countries, from government agencies to grassroots community groups. These Members are strengthening the resilience of communities whose lives and livelihoods depend on coastal resources.
Type of Case
Video or audio
Asia Pacific
Forest Type
Mangroves and coastal forests
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use