Mangroves for the Future

MFF is a partnership-based regional initiative which promotes investment in coastal ecosystem conser

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-based regional initiative which promotes investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF focuses on the role that healthy, well-managed coastal ecosystems play in building the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lank

It's now easier to send Mangroves for the Future a message. 27/10/2021

It's now easier to send Mangroves for the Future a message.

It's now easier to send Mangroves for the Future a message.

Launch - The Mangrove Alliance 21/07/2020

Launch - The Mangrove Alliance

Launch Event: Global Mangrove Watch -the world’s most comprehensive mangrove monitoring tool.
Join the Global Mangrove Alliance for live events marking milestones in mapping mangroves. We’re spending the week of spotlighting the science driving the mangrove conservation and restoration agenda.

Launch - The Mangrove Alliance Join the Global Mangrove Alliance for live events marking milestones in mapping mangroves. We’re spending the week of spotlighting the science driving the mangrove conservation and restoration agenda.

World Mangrove Day Photography Awards 2020 13/07/2020

World Mangrove Day Photography Awards 2020

World Mangrove Day Photography Awards 2020 World Mangrove Day Photography Awards | 26.07.2020 | 2020

How replanting mangroves brought back shellfish 12/07/2019

How replanting mangroves brought back shellfish

How replanting mangroves brought back shellfish The Travel Show's Mike Corey visits the Khlong Khon Mangrove Conservation Center. 01/04/2019

In protecting their forests, these women transformed their futures... For International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women of the Roro tribe in Papua New Guinea. 08/03/2019

New toolkit helps development practitioners integrate gender into sustainable coastal resource management in Asia

MFF's new Gender Analysis Toolkit has been released in celebration of International Women's Day!

In keeping with this year's theme: "better the balance, better the world," the toolkit will help achieve gender equality in coastal and marine resource management. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, IUCN, through its Mangroves for the Future programme, in collaboration with the Southeast Asian... 22/02/2019

Press Release: ZuBlu and Green Fins, creating a more sustainable dive travel industry

ZuBlu and Green Fins have launched an enhanced platform for scuba divers and adventurers looking for sustainable dive experiences. MFF has supported the expansion of Green Fins in Vietnam and in the Maldives. ZuBlu - Asia’s leading dive travel agency - have recently launched an enhanced platform which allows scuba divers and adventure travelers to quickly search for and book their perfect dive travel experience, as well as discover Green Fins dive resorts and liveaboards that together are leading the w... 13/02/2019

The EBM Toolbox: How can we find hotspots for marine ecosystem services? | The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) Editor's note: The goal of The EBM Toolbox is to promote awareness of tools for facilitating EBM and MSP processes. It is brought to you by the EBM Tools Network, a voluntary alliance of tool users, developers, and training providers. Several months ago, an EBM Tools Network member asked a question.... 12/02/2019

Southeast Asia must integrate gender considerations in coastal resource management A Regional Gender Study completed in 2018 has shown that many countries in Southeast Asia are not adequately integrating gender considerations into their national policies for fisheries and coastal resource management. The results of the study, conducted by Mangroves for the Future, the Stockholm En... 05/02/2019

Denmark funds mangrove reforestation in Rakhine A Five-year plan to replant mangrove forests is being undertaken on the Rakhine State coast with the help of the Danish government, a Forest Department official said. 31/01/2019

The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats Analyses of over 700,000 satellite images to map the global extent of tidal flats over the past thirty years, and enable assessments of the status and likely future trajectories of these coastal ecosystems.


MFF - A look back (Part 10/10)

Near the - the world's largest mangrove forest - Promila Rani stopped collecting fish and shrimp larvae and started selling mats woven out of local reeds.

Not only has this reduced pressure on the river's biodiversity, but it has given Promila and the members of her enterprise unprecedented financial freedom and a voice in their community.

Visit our website to learn more:

And thank you for watching! We hope you've enjoyed our 'look back' video series.

Click here to watch watch the full-length video, including interviews with MFF Co-Chairs Aban Marker Kabraji (IUCN) and Jose Padilla (UNDP):


MFF - A look back (Part 9/10)

Income from fishing can be unpredictable, and with three young children, Dilini Warnakulasuriya and her husband needed to supplement their earnings.

With MFF support, Dilini and other women in Puttalam, Sri Lanka, began cultivating to sell to an Ayurvedic cosmetics company in Colombo.

Visit our website for more information:

And stay tuned for the final video in our 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' series.


Mangroves for the Future's cover photo


MFF - A look back (Part 8/10)

In the past two years, and with MFF support, Cambodia and Pakistan have both established their first marine protected areas (MPAs). Koh Rong Marine National Park and Astola Island MPA are places of unique biodiversity and are crucial to the livelihoods of their dependent communities.

Visit our website to learn more about Astola Island:
And about Koh Rong: 29/11/2018

As tides rise, Indian villagers find a friend in mangroves

Another example from India of local communities taking the lead in restoring mangroves to protect their families, homes and livelihoods from the effects of climate change. Coastal communities protect themselves by planting mangrove forests along embankments, reducing damage from encroaching waves


MFF - A look back (Part 7/10)

On Faresmaathoda in the , trash-choked shorelines and informal dumpsites have become havens of natural beauty. The island is now a 'National Best Practice Example' for waste management in the Maldives.

Visit our website to learn more:

Or read the photo story by UNDP Maldives: 26/11/2018

Sometimes, you just need to let nature take its course

The Tanintharyi Region in Myanmar has one of the least disturbed mangrove areas in the country. However, over-exploitation for commercial purposes is threatening the integrity of these mangroves. Read about how MFF is helping coastal communities to restore mangroves to protect coastlines and agricultural lands. Growing over an estimated area of over half a million hectares, mangrove coverage in Myanmar is the second largest in Asia after Indonesia. These mangroves provide food, shelter and livelihoods to millions of delta and coastal dwellers in Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries.


IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

: Study suggest that the conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems is a direct way to mitigate the effects of climate change” Learn more here:
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MFF - A look back (Part 6/10)

In 2016, MFF and the South Asian Forum for Environment - SAFE wanted to introduce a more sustainable, integrated type of aquaculture to villages in India's Bhitarkanika National Park. Pampa Dolui was the first to offer her prawn pond for a demonstration.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.

Visit our website to learn more about how Pampa and her family are using aquaculture to protect mangroves:


Happening right now! Asia Pacific Day for the Ocean hosted by UN ESCAP in Bangkok. IUCN and MFF co hosting a session focusing on the coral reef and mangrove Communities of Ocean Action


Mangroves protect coastal communities during extreme weather such as tsunamis.
They are also a source of livelihoods providing fish and fibre.
Mangroves are wetlands.
More people need to know!
Be part of our global effort to raise awareness about the value of wetlands.
Participate in the wetlands photo contest.


MFF - A look back (Part 5/10)

MFF was launched in Thailand, but its deepest roots are in Indonesia, the epicentre of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Almost 15 years later, MFF continues to support mangrove reforestation efforts on Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi to improve natural disaster resilience.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.


The Blue Action Fund is pleased to announce a new open call for grant proposals focussing on South East Asia. The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO marine conservation projects in developing countries. To better support regional ocean governance structures and foster co-operation between NGOs, the call focuses on a limited number of countries.

For more info, visit:


Happening right now! Regional Dialogue on Gender Dimension in Coastal and Fisheries Resources Management. Organized by MFF, SEI, SEAFDEC, and with support from Sida. Participants will review and provide input to the outputs of the regional gender study and discuss how to put into action


MFF - A look back (Part 4/10)

In the coastal province of Trat, Thailand, waste is a major issue. With support from MFF, primary schools like Ban Klong Manao are teaching students waste management techniques like sorting and , which they can apply anywhere from the schoolyard to their own homes.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.


MFF - A look back (Part 3/10)

Over 10 years ago, MFF and the Asian Institute of Technology developed a certificate course to teach 'integrated coastal management' (ICM), a holistic approach to protecting coastal resources. So far, 140 mid-career professionals have been certified, and an additional 25 instructors have themselves been trained to deliver the course.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.

For more information on the ICM course, visit us at


MFF - A look back (Part 2/10)

No one knows an area better than the people who spend their workdays there. That's why, with MFF support, the directors of Xuân Thủy National Park enlisted the expertise of local women to help manage the mangrove wetland's vital resources.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.


Out now! In the last newsletter of MFF's Phase 3, we're celebrating over a decade of building coastal resilience in Asia - and looking at future ways to tackle some of today's most pressing challenges.

Read the newsletter here:


MFF - A look back (Part 1/10)

12 years, 11 countries, 3 phases: here is the story of of how MFF arose from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which illuminated the dire need to restore coastal ecosystems and build the resilience of coastal communities.

Stay tuned as we post each section of 'Mangroves for the Future - A look back' over the next few weeks.


UN Environment Programme in Asia Pacific

Encouraging all who qualify to apply.

Registration for the Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy is now open!

Sign up now to have the opportunity to explore circular economy strategies and build a network of people with shared interests.


UN Environment Programme

So encouraging

Good news for ! From Ecuador to Guatemala - 16 countries in Latin America & the Caribbean have signed up to . Awareness of the need to act is growing in a region that is particularly vulnerable to marine litter - the Caribbean is the 2nd most polluted sea in the world. 15/10/2018

Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean

Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean: Call for presenters

Just over a year after 600 voluntary commitments on "Life Below Water" were made at the Ocean Conference, it is time take stock, share progress made and lessons learned, and accelerate action for a healthy ocean.

All stakeholders currently implementing Voluntary Commitments in ocean basins, seas and countries in Asia-Pacific are invited to register as presenters and participants (Deadline: 19 October 2018).

Click here to register:

Learn more:

Download the event programme: 20 November 2018, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok 03/10/2018


Take a look at this interactive Story Map presenting the impacts of pollution on the worlds mangrove forests. At many sites in Asia, pollution is increasing, severely impacting the health of mangrove forests. This story map presents the results from a survey of 24 mangroves sites conducted in 12 countries across the world. Information gathered included the general status and overall trend of mangrove health, impacts of pollution. 03/10/2018

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) has revamped their mission, as well as their look and feel, in order to further their goals of creating resilient, healthy forests where empowered communities are an integral part of the landscape. Visit their new website for more resources, stories and videos: Building a healthier future one forest at a time


MFF: A decade in review

11 years, 11 countries, 1 goal: To create a healthier, more prosperous and secure future for all coastal communities.

Almost a decade and a half after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, we're taking a look at how MFF has helped communities protect their coasts, supported women's voices and enterprises, and invested in the livelihoods of people who depend on the ocean.

Watch on YouTube:

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MFF - A look back (Part 5/10)
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The Rotary Club of Bangkok South The Rotary Club of Bangkok South
The Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel, Lower Ground Floor, 952 Rama IV Roa
Bangkok, 10500

Give a little, change a lot... With help of sponsors and donations, we have funded and installed over 500 water systems throughout Thailand.

Greenpeace Thailand Greenpeace Thailand
1371 อาคารแคปิตอลแมนชั่น ชั้น 1
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The JUMP Foundation The JUMP Foundation
1/5-1/6, Soi Ari 2, Phahonyothin Road Samsen Nai, Phayathai , กรุงเท
Bangkok, 10200

The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in inspiring, empowering, and engaging youth through collaborative and innovative transformational learning programs...

Love Wildlife Love Wildlife
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Love Wildlife is a Thai non-profit organization dedicated to protecting southeast Asian wildlife through outreach and education. Thank you for the support!

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Bangkok, 10330

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Imagine Thailand Imagine Thailand
195 Soi Udomsuk 37 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, 10261

We believe in the capacity of youth, university students and skilled professionals to create a new f

Guidotti Foundation Guidotti Foundation
Bangkok, 10110

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Culture Network Foundation - CNF Culture Network Foundation - CNF
Bangkok, 10230

Culture Network Foundation (CNF) is a not-for-profit organisation run by a small local Thais family

มูลนิธิสถาบันราชพฤกษ์ มูลนิธิสถาบันราชพฤกษ์
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Bangkok, 10240

A tree planting organization that aims to increase no. of trees in Thailand and raise green awareness in Thai people.

ASAswu ชมรมอาสาพัฒนา มศว ASAswu ชมรมอาสาพัฒนา มศว
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Bangkok, 10110