As Green Fins hits 10 years since it's inception by UNEP, all the project partners across seven countries met in Bangkok to share past successes and discuss next steps for Green Fins in each country. This fantastic opportunity was facilitated by Mangroves for the Future (IUCN). It was great to see the commitment from the representatives of each participating country and the lessons learned on stakeholder collaboration and project implementation.

Discussions included future visions for Green Fins, and feedback was that all participants are looking to really drive Green Fins to a bigger and better future. This means that dive centres and tourists who are turning to Green Fins for guidance regarding best practices for the environment can look forward to much more support in the future!

A big thank you to the partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, to our new partners in Japan and of course UNEP, MFF, and The Reef-World Foundation for making the event such a success. 

April 2014 - Green Fins International Meeting