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Author: Ann Moey, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia with contribution from Anushae Parakh, Programme Assistant for Mangroves for the Future
Near the Sundarbans, home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, Promila makes her living by making mats out of a grass-like wetlands plant called ‘reed’. Depending on size, these mats are sold at US$1 to $7 through a community enterprise established by Promila and her friends.
The World Conservation Union launches a five-year programme to reduce the vulnerability and improve the livelihoods of coastal communities in twelve countries in Asia and Africa. The programme will work with communities to restore ecosystems and improve livelihoods in severely degraded coastal zones, and integrate ecosystem concerns into post-tsunami reconstruction and development processes at local and national levels.
Healthy mangroves safeguard the security and wellbeing of coastal settlements, show restoration programmes and surveys carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) this year.
The World Conservation Union continues its post-tsunami reef and beach clean-up programme: at Swami Rock, a popular dive site on the east coast of Sri Lanka, IUCN in collaboration with Diving The Snake, the Department of Wildlife Conservation, and the Coast Conservation Department, has lifted fishing nets and other debris deposited there by the Tsunami.