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Bikash Ranjan Rautray
by ARASMIN (Association for Rural Area Social Modification, Improvement and Nestling) (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Mangroves are a unique partnership-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF provides a platform for collaboration among the many different agencies, sectors and countries which are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystem and livelihood issues. The goal is to promote an integrated ocean-wide approach to coastal management and to building the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities. The Horticultural Farming is also supported by the Conservation of Mangrove Forests benefiting to a large number of Small Farmers and Marginal Farmers for their lively-hood management. The landless people take some advantages of financial benefits by collecting the firewood and seeds from the Mangrove Forest. The most important advantage for the nearby people, that the Mangroves save them from different type of Natural Calamities. MFF focuses on ecosystem based adaptation to climate change and building coastal resilience. This includes: understanding the full economic value of mangroves for building coastal resilience, promoting benefit sharing mechanism to ensure rights of the coastal communities over coastal ecosystems, exploring ecosystem based solutions for coastal protection and assisting the coastal communities to become more resilient.
Indias coastline extends almost 7,500 km along the main land and the coastal ecosystems in India provide invaluable services to the thousands of communities. MFF in India works towards the overall objectives of increasing coastal resilience led by the National Coordination Body chaired by the Additional Secretary to Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The focus of the projects are on enhancing coastal livelihood security and sustainability, building upon coastal and marine biodiversity research, preserving ecosystem integrity, ensuring population safety and promoting sustainable livelihoods and developing communication and knowledge on marine and coastal ecosystems.
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
NUTRIENTS
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Manure management
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
PLASTICS
  • Other (please specify):
  • Coastal clean-ups:
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions :
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse:
SHIPPING
  • Reduce invasive aquatic species introduction
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
  • Integrated pest management
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
  • Market-based instruments (Individually Traded Quotas, Vessel Day Schemes, etc.)
14.6
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • Removal or reduction of harmful fisheries subsidies
  • information relating to harmful subsidies
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Access to market-based instruments
  • Transfer of fishing technology
  • Access to coastal fishing grounds
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Ratification, accession and acceptance of UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
01-04-2020
YEAR ENDING ANNUAL REPORT
01-04-2021
YEAR ENDING ANNUAL REPORT
01-04-2022
YEAR ENDING ANNUAL REPORT
01-04-2023
YEAR ENDING ANNUAL REPORT
Financing (in USD)
300,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
IUCN
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2019 - March 2024
Partners
PROGRESS, Berhampur Orissa and Dhakotha Yubak Sangha, Keonjhar, Orissa.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Bikash Rautray, Secretary, arasmin@gmail.com, 06847260200
G. Udayagiri, Kandhamal, Orissa INDIA
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