Mangroves for the Future was initiated to respond to the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Mangroves became an iconic species reflecting the impact of climate change on coastal communities. MFF focused on the continuous coastal area from Pakistan to Vietnam. The programme funds small grants [very few large grants] for civil society organisations, business corporations to carry out action research in the coastal communities.
Damage Control created a seamless document, synthesising Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of MFF’s work in India on coastal conservation to promote and fundraise for the future. We reviewed field reports, conducted additional first person reports, developed all editorial content, copywriting, photography and final production. The report brings to attention the need for in-depth scientific understanding of issues affecting the coast, larger policy goals, as well as community centred actions for change.