PROJECTS NEEDING SUPPORT
List of projects
MAP is seeking full or partial funding for the following projects:
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Lion village in Phra Thong Island is a biodiversity hotspot that gives home to a small-scale post-tsunami newly-established fishing community isolated from public facilities such as electricity and regular transportation. After conducting several conservation capacity building and supplementary livelihood activities a Coastal Community Resource Centre (CCRC) was inaugurated in 2010. This CCRC, located in two converted donated houses, is now the community focal point for conservation related activities. It also has the potential to be the umbrella for Environmental Education, scientific research, natural resource conservation, management and restoration, Eco-tourism, the Women’s Tie Dye Cooperative and the Community Visitor’s Center. After the inaugural phase the Centre needs funding to help support environmental awareness and livelihood development improvements. Keep reading.
Ecological Mangrove Restoration Information Service / 10,600 USD
An Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) e-group was originally established to share information amongst mangrove restoration practitioners in the Bay of Bengal region, India, in 2005. It has now overwhelmingly grown worldwide, and it’s providing information to over 35 countries.
To support the increasing EMR interest, MAP is also producing brochures in several languages and an EMR manual that has been translated to 7 Asian languages. Keep reading.
Community Resource Mapping in Phra Thong Island / 1,700 USD
Support our Advocacy, Networking and Clearing House for Mangroves/ 24,000 (1 year)
The MAP News is a sort of continuing catalogue of latest trends in global developments affecting mangroves, where readers over time can catch a glimpse of the multifarious forms that threaten these magnificent coastal wetlands. Old threats and new ones can be tracked, while hopeful signs of progress in conservation and restoration can be monitored. Under the editorial management of MAP’s new News Editor, Sam Nugent, the newsletter has advanced greatly in both quality of its presentation and the depth and relevance of its content. Keep reading.
Women's Tie Dye Group / 14,900 USD
Lion village on Phra Thong Island on the Andaman Sea is home to a post-tsunami small-scale fishing community isolated from public facilities such as electricity and regular transportation. Therefore the main challenge is the development of supplementary livelihoods. In 2009 MAP together with the Thai women from the biologically-rich island of Phra Thong started a cooperative to produce natural, local plant based, tie-dye handicraft as an alternative and sustainable livelihood. After the successful start-up phase the women are now eager and ready to improve their production capacity, product design and marketing outreach. Keep reading.
Support MAP's Volunteer - Internship Program / 6,120 USD (1year)
MAP’s office in Thailand has greatly benefited from the assistance of Volunteer Interns since 2007. 11 volunteers from 5 countries (UK, USA, India, Thailand and Spain) have joined the office so far. An amazing amount of work has been achieved which would never have been accomplished otherwise, and volunteers in return have gained hands-on experience while learning about the work which MAP undertakes, both in the office and in the field. Keep reading.
Marvelous Mangrove Curriculum / 170,000 USD
MAP provides a reference resource for teachers and students to learn about how mangroves function and explore mangrove forests. The 300-page "Marvelous Mangroves in the Cayman Islands" was developed for the Caribbean region in 1999 and is now part of the local Cayman curriculum. It has since been adapted for the English-speaking Colombian Caribbean islands of San Andres and Providence; translated into Spanish and adapted for use in Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala; translated and adapted for use in Indonesia; as well as translated into Sinhala and integrated into the Sri Lanka national science curriculum. Demand for the mangrove curriculum continues to grow throughout the world, including countries such as the Philippines, Suriname, The Dutch Antilles, Senegal, and Kenya. It has recently been translated into Portuguese and adapted for use in Brazil as part of their official school curriculum, and has been translated into Mandarin for use in China where it has been introduced into three provinces. It will be introduced into Belize schools in 2013. Work is also underway to adapt the curriculum for use in Australia - initially focusing on Queensland sate.. Keep reading.