Indonesia has lost nearly a third of its mangroves since 1980, the majority due to the conversion of mangroves to aquaculture ponds. However initiatives such as the Restoring Coastal Livelihoods project are working to reverse causes of degradation, and to improve management and reduce drivers of aquaculture expansion. Bringing together practitioners, government staff, academics, NGOs and the business community, the Restoring Coastal Livelihoods Conference will be held at CIFOR’s headquarters on 17-20 February 2014. This is an opportunity to share experiences, research and lessons learnt, and to make recommendations to the National Mangrove Strategy for Indonesia on restoring mangroves and improving coastal livelihoods. Click here for more details about the conference.