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Lobster boom on unrecognisable coastline

“The wave was higher than the trees.  The sea came right over the village.  Every building was destroyed, including all 300 houses.   About 180 people […]

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When Cut met Clinton

Layeun is famous among the tsunami villages of Aceh. Bill Clinton came here earlier this year and brought the media. He called for new help […]

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Swapping places with wild boar

Precisely 256 people were living in Gampong Baro on the day the tsunami hit. Just under half of them died.  Just 24 bodies were found, while […]

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Mangroves return amid the fish ponds

Azhar, leader of Lham Ujong, is a proud man. Proud of the pictures in his album of him shaking hands with dignitaries bringing aid money […]

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A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove […]

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New guide launched at climate talks in Lima for financing wetland carbon initiatives

Lima, Peru – IUCN, Conservation International and Wetlands International presented a new guidebook to financing wetland carbon programs and projects during the climate conference in […]

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Natural fortification against typhoons

Manila – Only one year after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, which left behind over 6,000 casualties, Typhoon Hagupit has taken at least 20 lives before […]

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Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

This report for the first time quantifies the provision of mangrove ecosystem services according to different management regimes. The study concludes that ecosystem service provision […]

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The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action

UNEP has launched a new report in which it warns that the deforestation of the planet’s mangroves was exceeding average global forest loss by a […]