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.
This assessment of vulnerability level and capacity at the sites mentored by WIIP was designed to ascertain the characteristics and frequency of hazards faced by the local community, as well as the capacity possessed by the community, and the sites vulnerable to disaster impact. The authors are aware that this report is far from perfect. Field constraints were a limiting factor in the acquisition of data and information.Nevertheless, the authors hope that all the information contained in this report will be of use to the community, local village and district/municipal governments, as well as to other parties who have an interest in reducing the disaster risk at those sites, and that in future it will be a consideration in sustainable ecosystem management, and in deciding on mitigation steps for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
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Mudah-mudahan informasi dan data yang tersaji ini, bisa menjadi pengetahuan dan motivasi untuk kita terus berfikir dan berkarya bagi pulihnya alam lingkungan dari segala kerusakan.
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.