Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Mangroves For the Future (MFF)”:
1.It is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development.
2.India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the member countries of MFF.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Mangroves for the Future are a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development.

Mission of MFF is to promote healthy coastal ecosystems through a partnership-based, people-focused, policy-relevant and investment-orientated approach, which builds and applies knowledge, empowers communities and other stake[1]holders, enhances governance, secures livelihoods, and increases resilience to natural hazards and climate change.

  • Member countries: India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam.
  • Outreach countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste.
  • Dialogue countries: Kenya, Malaysia.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment

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