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12-Aug-2008, views: 3846

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) releases a two-monthly newsletter which provides you with the latest on coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration from the field and from related meetings. Download the most recent MFF e-News here, which includes an article about Green Coast. 

22-Jul-2008, views: 3557

Green Coast, a coastal restoration program led by Wetlands International, has been assessed independently as a highly cost-effective and successful approach to disaster risk reduction.  

20-May-2008, views: 3383

Side event Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change at CBD COP9CBD, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and Wetlands InternationalTuesday 20 May 2008, 18.15 – 19.45Venue: Salon Hauptmann, Maritim Ho...

21-Dec-2007, views: 2948

The participants visited a number of re-established mangrove sites, checked the biodiversity increase in these areas and interviewed community members and village leaders about their involvement and ...

31-Oct-2007, views: 2662

With just a few mouse clicks, you can get information on the activities, results, budget, location and implementing partners of each coastal rehabilitation project. A link to the corresponding pages ...

07-Aug-2007, views: 2990

1 million Euro funding has been raised for a Green Coast second phase in Aceh & Nias (Indonesia) which will last until December 2008. Next to this, additional funds are secured to extend Green Coast ...

04-Jul-2007, views: 2885

The quote was a part of the vice governor of Aceh’s, Muhammad Nazar, speech given in the opening of an extravagant green Conference, Environmental Education and Exhibition held on July 2-3, 20...

27-May-2007, views: 2746

Ms. Nirawan Pipitsombut, from Environmental Research 8, Natural Resources and Environmental Management Division of ONEP, explains that various organizations such as the Deaprtment of Marine and Co...

18-May-2007, views: 2770

The first stop of this learning exchange was Koh Yao Noi. Villagers here have a created a strong and very well-known ecotourism program. In the past, traditional fishing techniques used by more than ...

06-Apr-2007, views: 2858

Green Coast has been working in Aceh over the last 1,5 year to rehabilitate livelihoods of affected communities by restoring coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forest and marine resources. Last week...

31-Mar-2007, views: 2344

In the Langkawi Island, Kedah, Green Coast held a workshop in March 2006 to identify how the success of the Penang Inshore Fishermen's Welfare Association (PIFWA) could be duplicated in other coasta...

20-Mar-2007, views: 1847

After a full day of field visits to community-based restoration projects along the Tamil Nadu coast, three days of intensive and inspiring presentations, plenary and subgroup discussions followed. M...

18-Mar-2007, views: 1811

On first appearances, ‘Sea grass areas’ may not be as beautiful or have as much economic value compared to the beauty of coral reef biodiversity attracting tourism or the same benefits ga...

18-Feb-2007, views: 1903

The Road Shows were a unique effort to bring together local NGOs, research organizations, some prominent academicians and intellectuals and even some beneficiaries, for a free flow of thoughts and id...

20-Jan-2007, views: 1907

These initiatives were led by the traditional fishers’ institution (adat) Panglima Laôt (Commander of the Sea). The event was conducted simultaneously in all 17 coastal districts/cities o...

19-Jan-2007, views: 1905

Fisherwomen of Palavakkam produce puppets with the help of ngo PAVAI: the puppets are now being showcased by a German museum. The Bio Resource Center established a spirulina unit, with the assistanc...

19-Jan-2007, views: 1821

Simultaneous planting of mangroves was carried out at four coastal sites, to mark the significant event. The Penang Inshore Fishermen’s Welfare Association (PIFWA) nursery and the Forestry Depa...

18-Jan-2007, views: 1963

For the first time during the Green Coast project in Malaysia, all relevant stakeholders - government agencies, NGOs, local community representatives - met in Kuala Perlis to share information, exper...

18-Jan-2007, views: 1921

When the Green Coast project was about half way, the four partners Wetlands International, WWF, Both Ends and IUCN decided it was time to review and look ahead. What has the Green Coast approach achi...

17-Jan-2007, views: 1850

In order to document the results, to learn and exchange experiences throughout the region and to ensure long term monitoring and discuss the ‘way forward’, Wetlands International organize...

12-Jan-2007, views: 1459

What was the first day in the field like and how did you feel? Somsak: Shortly after the tsunami, the IUCN survey team evaluated the ecology of Koh Pra Tong, Kuraburi sub-district and Phang Nga provi...

03-Jan-2007, views: 1559

“The Scuba Training for Conservation course is one of the activities under the Green Coast project that encourages the nearby communities, of Had Tai Muang’s newly discovered reef, to res...

15-Dec-2006, views: 1701

remarks Tosapol Saedeng, Head of Village, Moo Bahn Ta Pae Yoy, Koh Pla Tong. He smiles as he explains the use of buoys to identify the seagrass protected area, approximately 80 rai in front of the M...

07-Dec-2006, views: 1634

The restriction includes 3 squared kilometers (2000 rai) of the bay for seagrass conservation. The one year regulation will allow for the recovery of food source for dugongs and multiple other marin...

21-Nov-2006, views: 1631

Montchai Cholakij, a local fisherman hopes. The Local Administrative Office of Lumkaen sub-district and nearly 10 village representatives of Ao Tub Lamu leave port, but not to catch fish like every o...

27-Oct-2006, views: 1388

'Green Coast gives us the opportunity to take action and restore what the tsunami took from us. What we do is important not only for the protection of nature but also for future livelihoods here.&rs...

27-Oct-2006, views: 1411

Azhar's story and his systematic and sustainable effort to rehabilitate coastal ecosystem in his village told in Press Briefing: Green Coast Project in Jakarta on July 27th, 2006. At the event, als...

23-Oct-2006, views: 1375

As the existing policies and customary law were finished being reviewed and analyzed, the next phase is presenting it to the public and collecting inputs for its finalization. For such a matter, a po...

26-Sep-2006, views: 1378

FAO organizes the workshops in the framework of its ‘Forestry programme for early rehabilitation in Asian tsunami affected countries’. The programme is based on the vision that ‘bri...

04-Sep-2006, views: 1382

Green Coast supports community-based projects that help people restore their livelihoods through the recovery of coastal ecosystems they often depend on. Currently 110 projects have started operation...

01-Sep-2006, views: 1307

The event was organised under the Timber for Aceh initiative which goal it is to help the Indonesian people rebuild their homes, lives, and livelihoods quickly and sustainably using forest products f...

17-Aug-2006, views: 1255

Ms. Jose was briefed by Mr. Prarop Plangngan, Assistant Superintendent of Had Thai Muang N.P., on the performance and natural resources management of Kao Lum Phi-Had Tai Muang National park. Later, s...

11-Aug-2006, views: 1354

In the camp, organised in Had Noparat tara, Krabi province, from 9 to 11 August, there were approximately 1,000 participants from various institutes in 14 southern provinces. Activities focused on a...

13-Jul-2006, views: 1265

The aim of this field survey is to identify suitable sites for mangrove planting and nursery establishment. The PIFWA members also discuss with the local communities on how they can be involved in ma...

03-Jul-2006, views: 1264

This is because a large community of Tsunami victims is in wetland areas, in proximity to Ta Kua Pa Municipality Waste Disposal. It is likely that the community may be affected by various forms of po...

28-Jun-2006, views: 1245

This comprises four components, including installations of buoys for ship parking, coral reef rehabilitation, an establishment of diving service centers, and an establishment of an exhibition centre...

20-Jun-2006, views: 1371

Green Coast partners have gathered ideas and various projects that cohere with the communities’ needs. Various organizations are considering a resources conservation network that will run on

17-Jun-2006, views: 1147

Besides degrading scenery values and causing pollution, garbage also interrupts sea turtles' egg-laying, during the breeding seasons. The garbage is especially dangerous for the Leatherback turtles t...

15-Jun-2006, views: 1273

This has prevented understanding to be developed among stake holders, particularly in the marine and coastal resources sector which have various stake holders with complex relationships involved. Th...

06-Jun-2006, views: 1291

On World Environment Day, Wetlands International organised a mangrove replanting day in Kuala Gula. A number of restoration efforts have been carried out to re-establish degraded mangrove areas alon...

01-Jun-2006, views: 1359

The Penang Inshore Fishermen and Welfare Association has received a grant from the Green Coast Project to continue its work in mangrove replanting and rehabilitation. The tsunami disaster has given t...

29-May-2006, views: 1297

Please download the full text of the article ‘Is replanting coasts the way to protect against tsunamis?’ from here or from the blue column at the right of this webpage window. See also ww...

05-Apr-2006, views: 1313

In Sri Lanka Green Coast partner IUCN, in collaboration with the Coast Conservation Department (CCD), held a workshop at the Management Development and Training Centre in the Southern Province in Wak...

21-Mar-2006, views: 1414

EJF is calling on governments to ensure restoration and provide far greater protection for mangroves and other coastal habitats damaged both by the tsunami and, far more significantly, by chronic hum...

20-Feb-2006, views: 1365

During a Green Coast reef cleaning operation a team of WWF divers, using information from local fishermen, made the exciting discovery in January this year. Initial rapid surveys have identified ove...

17-Feb-2006, views: 1323

At a workshop held by the Green Coast project partners in Bangkok 14th-19th February, participants active in recovery activities in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka are revealing ev...

08-Feb-2006, views: 1258

Program managers, assessment and small grants officers, policy and communications officers will try to bring the Green Coast project one big step further towards its main objective: to restore coasta...

07-Jan-2006, views: 1394

With the help of fishermen and school children, mangrove seedlings, raised by the Penang Inshore Fishermen Welfare Association (PIFWA), were planted at Sg. Chenaam, Seberang Prai, nearby to Nibon...

26-Dec-2005, views: 1327

15-Dec-2005, views: 1377

The project was developed in response to the tsunami that hit the region on 26 December 2004. In places where mangroves, coastal forests and coral reefs were still intact, the effects were less disas...

21-Nov-2005, views: 1368

The rehabilitation and reconstruction process of coastal Aceh after the tsunami is still oscillating between humanitarian, environmental, economic and social community development. The lack of integ...

06-Oct-2005, views: 985

The joint project is funded by Novib through the SHO (Netherlands public charity funds. The goal of the project is the recovery of coastal ecosystems to support local livelihoods following the Asian ...

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