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Indonesia commits to quality of its growing marine protected area network

This week the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, officially opened a joint IUCN and Coral Triangle Center training event on marine protected area governance. Supported by IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme through the Blue Solutions project partnership, the focus on marine protected area governance builds on the recent success stories in effectively protecting coastal and marine resources across many of Indonesia’s 7,000 islands. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Securing the sustainability of the Mount Elgon forest ecosystem, Kenya - Uganda

Protected areas in Uganda – reducing climate change impacts and supporting livelihoods

The reality of climate change and the risks it poses to communities and ecosystems is increasingly being felt across Africa, with one of the greatest risks being landslides. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, was flooded after Hurricane Katrina

Nature, a wise investment – the Katrina story

In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline of the United States, flooding New Orleans and causing catastrophic damage to coastal communities in both states. Katrina still ranks as the costliest storm in US history, inflicting an estimated US$81 billion in damages and causing 1,836 deaths. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Reducing the wrath of Hurricane Sandy

In the United States, thousands of miles of coastal national parks and wildlife refuges, made up of beaches, dunes and wetlands, provide natural storm protection for coastal communities. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Sundarban mangroves

Recognising the power of wetlands

A wetland restoration project in the Sundarbans, a protected area shared by India and Bangladesh, is addressing climate change, protecting the coastline from floods while securing food and income for local communities. …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

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