© Siriporn Sriaram

Mangroves for the Future

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A unique partner-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development.

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) provides a platform for collaboration among the many different agencies, sectors and countries which are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystem and livelihood issues with the goal to promote an integrated ocean-wide approach to coastal management and to build the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities. This work is focused on Asia in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Harvesting oysters in low tide. Trat Province, Bangladesh. © Siriporn Sriaram

generating knowledge, empowering local communities and advocating for policy solutions

MFF addresses priorities for long-term sustainable coastal ecosystem management which include, among others: climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, promotion of ecosystem health, development of sustainable livelihoods, and active engagement of the private sector in developing sustainable business practices. The emphasis is on generating knowledge, empowering local communities and advocating for policy solutions that will support best practice in integrated coastal management.

Mangroves are the flagship of the initiative, but MFF is inclusive of all types of coastal ecosystem, such as coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, seagrasses and wetlands. If you would like more information, please click here.