We are dedicated to saving Indonesia's peatlands; they store huge amounts of carbon and are home to many threatened species, such as the Orang utan.
We restore mangrove forests and introduce sustainable shrimp farming in coastal areas, which have suffered degradation. We convince the Government of Indonesia and businesses to join us.
Indonesia is rich in waterbirds; it is home to about 380 species of these wetland dependent bird species. We research, monitor and protect their habitat in Indonesia and along their migration routes (flyways).
The local community is our agent for change. From restoring mangroves to peatland fire brigades; we work through communities and make sure they benefit.
Scientific knowledge is our base. By making sure that this knowledge is in the hands of the decision-makers, we promote wetland conservation at the policy level.
As the fire season resumes in Southeast Asia, financial regulators are asked to introduce emergency sanctions to stop banks providing financial services to forest-sector clients causing haze.
Dutch Magazine De Ingenieur published an article about our Mangrove Restoration project in Indonesia. In Indonesia, the Northern Java- Coast erodes rapidly amongst others because mangrove forests have been logged to make place for fish farms.
Semarang, March 1, 2016 - Today, the coastal restoration work through Building wih Nature (BwN) Program in in the Demak and Semarang, two highly eroded coast regions, has been running for one year. This program was launched on March 3, 2015 at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Jakarta.
Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Deltares, reporting from Demak, Indonesia
“She must be really good at writing” the villagers are whispering behind my back. I am sitting on a small bamboo platform, used for fishing, with my notebook on my lap to write down the sedimentation rates behind our permeable dams. The four guys of the team are wrestling through the mud and shout the values to me: “5 centimetres of sedimentation behind our dam”, “45 centimetres here”, “erosion in the control plot”.
A new Deltares report, commissioned by Wetlands International, reconfirms that pulp wood and oil palm plantations in peatlands cannot be managed sustainably. Such drained plantations will inevitably suffer from severe land subsidence, increasing flooding and eventually production loss. The report also provides evidence that fires only occurred in drained peatlands and therefore inside or near plantations.
Seiring dengan akan berakhirnya pelaksanaan Proyek Partners for Resilience (PfR), maka kami akan memasuki saat yang menantang dan menarik. Menantang untuk menyelesaikan semua pekerjaan yang tersisa secara tepat waktu dan dengan cara yang berkelanjutan.
Wetlands International Indonesia Programme is the Indonesian branch of Wetlands International; the only global non-profit NGO dedicated the to the restoration and conservation of wetlands.