Q. Mangroves For the Future (MFF) was an initiative of which of the following institution?

[A] IUCN

[B] World Bank

[C] UNEP

[D] GEF

Answer: A
Notes:

The devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 laid bare the vital link between coastal ecosystems and human livelihoods.  

  • It was United States President Bill Clinton’s vision that rebuilding in tsunami-hit areas should improve natural infrastructure and strengthen resilience against future natural disasters.  
  • In response to this vision, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) developed Mangroves for the Future in 2006.  
  • Since then, MFF has grown to include eight institutional partners, plus a growing number of countries. 

Source: IUCN