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Building with Nature in Indonesia

Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Our dream is to replicate this model in rural and urban coastlines in Indonesia and beyond.

Poster : Canal Blocking

Canal Blocking has many benefits :

  • Restoration of 'wet' peat characteristics and reduction of fire
  • Return of the carbon sequestering capacity of peatland
  • Re-establishment of the water buffer fucntion and a reduction of floads
  • Opportunity to plant economically viable species like Jelutung for rubber and Tengkawang (illevenut) for edible oil production; it opens also possibilities for different forms of aquaqulture
  • return of original biodiversity that is opten unique to peat swamp forest 


Kajian Lingkungan dan Sosial Ekonomi dalam Perencanaan Program Rehabilitasi dan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat di Gampong Layeun

Pada Juli 2014, Wetlands International diundang Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) untuk bersama-sama memikirkan dan berkontribusi dalam pemulihan mata pencaharian masyarakat desa Layeun. Pada pertemuan yang dihadiri Presiden Clinton, CGI berkomitmen memberikan bantuan berupa 12 unit kapal tangkap. Di saat yang sama, Wetlands International juga berkomitmen untuk memfasilitasi masyarakat melakukan kegiatan pemberdayaan ekonomi yang diintegrasikan dengan restorasi pesisir. Kedua program ini diharapkan mampu bersinergi agar dapat memberikan dampak yang lebih signifikan bagi pemulihan perekonomiam masyarakat dan lingkungan pesisir.

Next steps for RSPO in relation to peatlands

The new RSPO (April 2013) Principles and Criteria (P&C) require the avoidance of new plantation
developments on peatlands and provide important guidance for addressing the issues related to
the production of palm oil on peat. The new P&C acknowledge that drainage of peatlands results in greenhouse gas emissions and peat soil subsidence, which in turn create fl ooding problems. The new requirements constitute a major step forward in the development of sustainable palm oil. 

Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and 67% of the land unsuitable for palm oil cultivation after 25 and 50 years respectively. This is 3 to 4 times the size of Singapore.

WKLB_Vol 22 no 3

Fokus kali ini menyajikan secara khusus contoh kegiatan kajian baseline ekosistem mangrove di pesisir Provinsi Gorontalo dan Sulawesi Utara. Simak pula informasi-informasi lainnya yang
mengetengahkan betapa kayanya ragam budaya dan sumber daya alam Indonesia .

Keterlibatan Masyarakat Dalam Pengelolaan Kawasan Pesisir dan Laut

Kegiatan hybrid engineering ini dilaksanakan di Desa Timbulsloko, Kecamatan Sayung, abupaten
Demak, Provinsi Jawa Tengah. Pemilihan lokasi ini mengacu pada lokasi program Pengembangan
Desa Pesisir Tangguh (PDPT) yang dilaksanakan oleh Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (KKP). Bekerjasama dengan KKP, struktur hybrid engineering telah dibangun di dukuh Bogorame dan dukuh Wonorejo, Desa Timbulsloko pada bulan Oktober‐November tahun 2013.

Pelatihan “Pemetaan Ekosistem dan Rehabilitasi Pantai Berbasis Masyarakat di Kabupaten Sikka dan Lembata “ Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur

Dalam pelatihan ini, peserta difokuskan untuk memperoleh pemahaman dan pengetahuan tentang
aspek-aspek dalam pengelolaan ekosistem pesisir dalam konteks Pengurangan Resiko Bencana
(PRB) dan perubahan iklim (adaptasi dan mitigasi) berbasis masyarakat. Pengetahuan dasar mengenai ekosistem, restorasi, perubahan iklim dan kebencanaan disampaikan pada awal pelatihan guna menyeragamkan pemahaman peserta terlebih dahulu. Secara khusus, pelatihan ini
memberikan pengetahuan dan pengalaman kepada peserta tentang tata cara mengelola atau melaksanakan rehabilitasi pesisir.

Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

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).

Kajian Baseline Ekosistem Mangrove di Desa – desa di Kabupaten Pohuwato dan Bolaang Mongondow Selatan

Penilaian kondisi awal (Baseline Asessment) suatu wilayah dalam konteks ekosistem merupakan hal yang sangat penting dalam rangka menyelaraskan kondisi serta potensi suatu lokasi proyek dengan desain dan rencana proyek. Kajian dilaksanakan di desa-desa dan kecamatan yang terpilih menerima Program Fasilitas Dana Hibah Skala Kecil (Small Grant Facility/SGF) di Provinsi Gorontalo dan Sulawesi Utara.

WKLB Vol. 22 No 2, Juli 2014

Indahnya alam Indonesia, menyejukkan jiwa. Namun sayangnya , keindahan itu selalu diiringi kerusakan yang membuat merana. Ibarat dua sisi mata uang, indah dan punah bak sepasang
kata yang tidak dapat terpisahkan. Potret tersebut juga tersajikan pada tulisantulisan edisi kali ini.
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.

Recommendations pre-zero-draft post-2015 framework on DRR

A set of recommendations for inclusion in the post-2015 Framework for disaster reduction (HFAII), summarised in this briefing, to ensure that the role of ecosystems, and in particular wetlands and water, are adequately addressed.

A sustainable solution for massive coastal erosion in Central Java

We developed a new approach called ‘Hybrid Engineering’, which addresses delta and coastal vulnerability in an integrated manner. This approach accommodates economic and livelihood development needs, and combines technical and ecosystem-based solutions. The Hybrid Engineeringapproach is aimed to work with nature rather than against it.

Building with Nature Documentary

Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilometres of land are lost and this will exacerbate with climate change. Hard structures like sea walls are ineffective in mud-coasts, expensive and unable to adapt to climate change. Furthermore, they fail to provide the economic, environmental and social services that healthy ecosystems offer. We combine ecosystem based solutions like mangrove restoration with engineering, called ´Building with Nature´. With this multi-stakeholder approach we build safe coastlines that adapt to sea level rise and simultaneously introduce sustainable land uses for prosperity. We aim to mainstream the Building with Nature approach in coastal management across Indonesia for climate change adaptation and to catalyse change through a large scale implementation in Central Java.

Wetlands International #WhatsInYourPaper

More than 120 non-profit organizations from around the world have come together to endorse a new Global Paper Vision. 

Join a global conversation that can be an extraordinary opportunity to protect our air, water, forests climate, and communities. Share the hashtag #whatsinyourpaper with your followers, friends, and connections to be a part of the solution and help generate a powerful force for change. Visit http://environmentalpaper.org/vision to read more.

Building with Nature Indonesia

Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. This leaflet summarizes our approach and ambitions in Java. Our dream is to replicate this model in rural and urban coastlines in Indonesia and beyond.

Subsidence of peat soils - flooding risk in South-east Asia

This factsheet explains the causes and consequences of the rapid and severe subsidence of peat soils in South-east Asia as a result of the drainage of peatlands for agriculture and forestry. We provide recommendations on what can be done to mitigate further subsidence and resulting flooding in the tropics and instead create sustainable peat landscapes.

Laporan Kegiatan Keterlibatan Masyarakat Dalam Pengelolaan Kawasan Pesisir dan Laut

Salah satu permasalahan utama yang dihadapi oleh kawasan pesisir di Indonesia adalah tingginya
tingkat erosi pantai atau abrasi. Proses erosi pantai terjadi karena adanya ketidakseimbangan pergerakan sedimen dari dan ke pantai, dimana jumlah sedimen di pantai yang tergerus oleh gelombang dan arus lebih tinggi daripada jumlah sedimen yang dibawa oleh pasang surut ke pantai.  Fenomena ini dipicu oleh kegiatan‐kegiatan yang menyebabkan perubahan keseimbangan alam seperti pembukaan hutan mangrove.

WKLB - Vol 22 no 1, April 2014

Wetlands International telah memproklamirkan Identitas Baru organisasi termasuk logo baru. Mulai edisi kali ini, WKLB tampil dengan perwajahan baru. Semoga, ini menjadi peyemangat baru bagi kita semua dalam menjaga dan merestorasi lahan basah.

Dutch wetlands inspire Indonesian coastal managers

Indonesia plans to restore the eroding areas of its coastline in Java and Bali with nature based approaches inspired on Dutch methods. Also other vulnerable coasts in Indonesia will be looked at. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), environmental organisation Wetlands International and research institute Deltares last week Friday formally agreed to collaborate in the effort to tackle the erosion problems of Indonesian coasts.

Mengintegrasikan ekosistem ke dalam praktik resiliensi

Integrasi pengelolaan ekosistem dan sumber daya alam ke dalam pengurangan risiko bencana (PRB) hingga saat ini nyaris terabaikan. Dokumen ini memperkenalkan serangkaian kriteria yang dapat dipergunakan oleh perumus kebijakan dan para praktisi untuk mengintegrasikan pengelolaan ekosistem dan sumber daya alam dalam pekerjaan PRB mereka dengan lebih baik.

WKLB Vol. 21 No.4

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah sebagai sarana kecil dalam berbagi informasi dan pengalaman di bidang perlahanbasahan, terus berupaya mengetengahkan informasi-informasi dan pengalaman dari berbagai kalangan di berbagai tempat. Semoga agihan sederhana ini dapat menjadi bahan inspirasi dan edukasi bagi kita semua.

The response of mangrove soil surface elevation to sea level rise

Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves can reduce risk to people and infrastructure from wave damage and flooding. The continued provision of these coastal defence services by mangroves is dependent on their capacity to adapt to projected rates of sea level rise. This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation in response to local rises in sea level.

Membangun bersama Alam untuk Ketahanan Pesisir

Brosur ini menjelaskan konsep hybrid engineering dan memberikan alasan untuk beralih dari ketergantungan pada struktur keras, dan bergerak menuju bekerja bersama dan dengan alam untuk ketahanan pesisir. Informasi yang terdapat dalam brosur ini dapat digunakan oleh para pembuat kebijakan dan praktisi ketika mempertimbangkan opsi untuk perlindungan pantai di daerah tropis.

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol. 21 No. 2, April, 2013

Air adalah sumber kehidupan. Ia akan terjaga dengan baik apabila lahan basah sebagai wadah dan sumber air juga terkelola dengan baik. Kerusakan lahan basah, akan berdampak timbulnya bencana alam, kelangkaan air bersih, dan hancurnya bumi yang kita pijak ini. Untuk itu, pengelolaan antara lahan basah, air dan bumi haruslah terpadu dan tidak bisa dipisah-pisahkan.

State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with coastlines measuring a total length of 95,181 km, making it the country with the fourth longest coastline in the world (EarthTrends WRI, 2003, and Rompas, RM.2009). All along the coast are the estuaries of rivers great and small that flow the whole year round thereby enabling mangroves to thrive, particularly on shores sheltered from the waves, such as lagoons, deltas, coral and sand bars. Currently, Indonesia’s mangroves cover 30,000 square kilometres, 21% of the global total mangrove area, and contain 45 (not including introduced species) of the world’s 75 species of true mangrove (Spalding et al., 2010). As a result, Indonesia is known as the country possessing the most mangroves, both in terms of area and number of species.

Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves

Mangroves can reduce storm surge water levels by slowing the flow of water and reducing surface waves. Therefore mangroves can potentially play a role in coastal defence and disaster risk reduction, either alone or alongside other risk reduction measures such as early warning systems and engineered coastal defence structures (e.g. sea walls).

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol. 20 No.4 Oktober 2012

Melalui kegiatan yang aktif saat ini dilakukan, WI-IP bersama mitra-mitra terkait terus mencoba berusaha memulihkan dan mengembalikan “kekuatan” ekosistem lahan basah khususnya pesisir melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi kawasan. Secara sinergi, kegiatan rehabilitasi tersebut juga diikuti dengan pengembangan perekonomian masyarakat. 



Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Ende, NTT

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi pesisir dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat

Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Sikka, NTT

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi di Kab. Sika

pesisir dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat

Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Desa Sawah Luhur, banten

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana dan adaptasi terhadap Perubahan Iklim, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat (Bio-rights)

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah

Berbagai informasi dan pengalaman dari para penulis tentang kabar lahan basah akan coba kami paparkan kolom demi kolom. Dari belahan timur negara kita tersaji informasi tentang mangrove dan etnis Papua. Sangat menarik untuk disimak tentang bagaimana potensi, pemanfaatan dan konservasi yang sedang dan akan dilakukan disana. Lalu, apa kabar lahan basah di bumi belahan barat negara kita, khususnya di Aceh pasca tsunami 2004 lalu? Simak informasinya pada kolom Konservasi Lahan Basah
bertajuk “Tujuh tahun pasca tsunami di Aceh”.

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi April 2012

Dimulai dengan edisi kali ini, WKLB akan setia dihiasi informasi-informasi seputar Teluk Banten dan Nusa Tenggara Timur, hal ini terkait dengan salah satu kegiatan Wetlands International - IP yang difokuskan pada kedua wilayah tersebut melalui program Partner for Resilience (PfR). 

Mangroves for Coastal Resilience

Wetlands International champions and enables the adequate management, restoration and sustainable use of mangrove forests. In this brochure we highlight our approaches and activities to increase coastal resilience and reduce disaster risk.

Program "MANGROVE CAPITAL" Meningkatkan Ketahanan Pesisir

 Mangrove sebagai komponen kunci dalam pertahanan pesisir dan pengembanganakuakultur

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi Januari 2012

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah (WKLB) kali ini menyajikan informasi terbaru mengenai Program “Mangrove Cavital” meningkatkan ketahanan pesisir. Publikasi Januari 2012

Kajian Baseline Data Desa-Desa Pantai Kabupaten Pemalang

Maksud dari kegiatan survey di wilayah pantai ini adalah tersusunnya hasil kajian/baseline data pantai di kabupaten Pemalang sebagai dasar untuk perencanaan pengelolaan pesisir secara berkelanjutan dengan memperhatikan kelestarian lingkungan hidup.

Kajian Ekosistem dan Tutupan Lahan di Desa Noebesa, Kecamatan Amanuban Tengah, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS), Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)

Kajian ini merupakan bentuk kerjasama antara Wetlands International - Indonesia Programme (WIIP) dengan berbagai pihak terkait di lapangan sebagai wujud dukungan terhadap Desa Noebesa menuju pengelolaan ekosistem yang lebih baik terkait dengan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana. Kajian ini melibatkan beberapa ahli (specialist) yang berpengalaman dalam bidang kehutanan, ekologi, GIS, reklamasi tambang, dan kerentanan, serta didukung oleh mitra lokal dan masyarakat Desa Noebesa.

Peatlands in Indonesia National REDD+ Strategy

The draft National REDD+ Strategy of Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia has major ambitions to tackle its significant emissions from peatlands and conserve these unique ecosystems. This ambition is greatly welcomed and urgently needed. Some critical issues in the report, however, need to be addressed if Indonesia is to achieve its targets effectively and in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Submission to SBSTA on REDD and peatlands - Sept 2011

This policy submission to the UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC) provides input to methodological guidance to the policy mechanism REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Wetlands International specifically focuses on the issue of peatlands in relation to REDD in this submission, which differ in relevant aspects from forests on mineral soil.

Strategic Intent 2011-2020

The Strategic Intent 2011-2020 is the ten year outlook for our organisation and the overarching strategy for the organisation worldwide. It reflects the new challenges for wetland conservation and the increasing relevance of wetland condition to human well-being in today’s world.


Annual Review 2010

Our annual review provides a great and global overview of all our achievements, our projects, our publications and other products, our donors and our financial situation.




Celebration of World Wetlands Day 2011 in Serang-Banten, Indonesia

This report describes the World Wetlands Day activities in Desa Sawah Luhur, Kec. Kasemen, Serang-Banten, Indonesia on 2nd of February 2011. World Wetlands Day 2011 comes exactly 40 years since the Convention on Wetlands was signed in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran. This makes its celebration in every Ramsar member country a very special one. Indonesia, with its continued commitment to the protection and conservation of wetlands for the benefit of present and future generations, is no exception.

State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia contains 21% of the global total mangrove area with 45 of the world's 75 true mangrove species can be found there. This report aims to provide the current state of mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia.

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi 1 Februari 2011

Tema Hari Lahan Basah tahun 2011 ini adalah “Forests for Water dan Wetlands”. Sarat makna dan pesan

yang terkandung dalam tema tersebut. Lahan basah, hutan dan air adalah tiga komponen sumberdaya

alam yang terangkum dalam satu kesatuan ekosistem utuh, sehingga pemanfaatan dan pengelolaannya

haruslah terpadu dan utuh pula. Hutan khususnya hutan lahan basah tentu tidaklah akan tumbuh baik bila

habitat lahan basahnya tercemar dan terdegradasi, begitu sebaliknya lahan basah menjadi terancam bila

tegakan hutan di atasnya rusak atau hilang.

State of World's Waterbirds 2010

This booklet summarises what is known about the status of waterbird populations in different parts of the world. It shows how numbers and population trends compare from region to region, and how they changed between the 1970s and the 2000s.

Pengelolaan Lahan Basah Pesisir dan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana di Indonesia

Buku ini menguraikan berbagai hal mengenai jenis-jenis bencana yang sering terjadi di kawasan

pesisir, peran dan manfaat lahan basah pesisir dalam pengurangan resiko bencana (PRB), beberapa instrumen/kebijakan yang berperan dalam PRB dan identifikasi berbagai pihak baik yang terlibat secara langsung maupun tidak, serta upaya-upaya yang telah dilakukan dalam pengelolaan lingkungan lahan basah terkait dengan pengurangan resiko bencana di Indonesia.

Annual Review 2009

The review charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2009. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to the Copenhagen Climate summit and a personal story from one of our projects. New this year is also our Climate Neutrality Report, as promised in last year’s Annual Review.





Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi 2 juli 2010

Fokus edisi kali ini menyajikan kondisi ekosistem Danau Tondano yang terletak di Kabupaten Minahasa,

Sulawesi Utara. Danau vulkanik air tawar yang memiliki banyak nilai dan fungsi tinggi bagi masyarakat

sekitarnya tersebut, kini sudah sangat terancam dan mengalami gangguan yang serius. Melihat kondisi ini, pemerintah RI melalui Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup telah menetapkan Danau Tondano menjadi salah satu dari lima belas danau prioritas di Indonesia yang harus segera dipulihkan.


Panduan Pengelolaan Budidaya Tambak Ramah Lingkungan di Daerah Mangrove

Budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan ramai didengungkan akibat kerusakan lingkungan pesisir (mangrove) yang parah, salah satunya akibat kegiatan pembukaan lahan untuk tambak. Sehingga konsep budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan lebih sering disebut sebagai budidaya tambak yang melestarikan mangrove sebagai jalur hijau atau penanaman mangrove di tambak (silvofishery).


Flyer - Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Sikka, NTT

Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi pesisir dipadukan dengan pemberdayaan ekonomi masyarakat

Flyer - Hutan Mangrove

 Flyer ini memberikan gambaran akan fungsi dan manfaat hutan gambut serta permasalahan dan cara mengatasi permasalahannya

Ringkasan Profil Kegiatan

Wetlands International (WI-IP) adalah bagian dari jaringan global Wetlands International, yang merupakan Organisasi Non-Pemerintah dan bekerja secara global, regional, nasional hingga lokal untuk mencapai tujuan konservasi dan pemanfaatan lahan basah secara bijaksana, sebagai bentuk sumbangan bagi terwujudnya pembangunan secara berkelanjutan.  WI-IP, semula bernama Asian Wetlands Bureau (AWB-IP) telah beroperasi di Indonesia sejak tahun 1987 atas dasar Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) antara Wetlands International dengan Pemerintah Indonesia c.q. Departemen Kehutanan c.q. Direktur Jenderal PHKA.

Protect Our Coral Reefs and Coastal Ecosystem

Poster ini mngajak masyarakat untuk menjaga kelestarian batu karang dan ekosistem pantai 

Status of Waterbirds in Asia

This report summarises the results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) from 1987 to 2007, comprising counts at 6,705 sites in 27 countries. A total of 1,387 sites met at least one of two criteria of internationally important sites according to the Ramsar Convention. Of these, 312 sites were reported to support more than 20,000 waterbirds, and 1,382 sites recorded more than 1% of the biogeographic population of at least one species of waterbird. The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), conducted each year in January, is a waterbird and wetland-monitoring programme initiated in 1987 within the framework of the International Waterbird Census.

Postcard - Peatland loss fuels climate change

The title of this postcard is "Peatland loss fuels climate change". It is a cartoon showing the conversion of peatlands into palm oil plantation, which causes the relases of CO2 through burning practices as well as oxidation of the peat soil from the deforestation and drainage. The palm oil company employee has his pockets filled with dollars, stating "We plant oil palm to save the climate, and get REDD and biofuels subsidies".

Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation brochure

This 6-page brochure demonstrates how wetlands in a healthy, intact condition can greatly contribute to attenuate the water related impacts of climate change. Due to their ability to store and slowly release water, these wetlands are a vital lifeline in periods of extreme droughtsWetlands International urges governments, development organisations and finance institutions to integrate wetlands into climate change adaptation strategies. .

RSPO resolution on plantations on peatlands

At the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) 9th session in 2009, Weltands International submitted the attached resolution, calling for the development of criteria to deal with plantation on peat. The resolution was adadpted and will be carried out.

Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation by the Community for the Sustainability of Fishery Resources in Weh-Sabang Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province

Weh Island, well known as Sabang is the one of the most outer island of Indonesia (0 km point of Republic Indonesia). Weh Island’s coastal ecosystems is dominated by coral reef, it made Weh Island famous as marine tourism. Tsunami December 2004 destroyed Weh Island especially its coral reef ecosystem where many of them buried with sand. 

An Assessment of Lessons Learnt from the “Green Coast”

This report provides the lessons learned during the implementation of the Green Coast programme in in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) Province and Nias Island, in Aceh province in Indonesia during the period between the year 2005 and the 2008. This lesson learned document particularly studied various information and the field data that related during the project periode. Hence, this result expected will provide the information of project realisation sufficiently.

Annual Review 2008

The Annual Review 2008 charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2008. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to climate change adaptation and on incentive mechanisms for community-based wetland management. As you can read in the Achievements and projects sections of this review, Wetlands International was highly active in all regions during 2008. The outcomes that we achieved in 2008 are important in themselves, but most are just steps towards much longer-term goals to bring about lasting benefits to people and nature. 

Planting trees to eat fish

This book draws on the experiences of four projects (in Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia/Malawi and Mali) that combined conservation and development goals. The four projects demonstrated – each in a different way – how improving livelihoods and conserving wetlands can go hand in hand. The book tells the story of the problems that the individual projects faced, and how they were addressed. In addition, there is a review of seven other wetland-based projects from around the world.

A Model for Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation in Kuala gigeng Area, Aceh Besar

A coastal forest Arboretum in Kajhu village and Gampong Baro, Aceh Besar district: Integrating ecosystem rehabilitation with environmental education and economic empowerment

Leaflet - Percontohan Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kawasan Kuala Gigang Kabupaten Aceh Besar

Arboretum Tanaman Hutan Pantai di Desa Kajhu dan Gampong Baro Kabupaten Aceh Besar : Keterpaduan antara Rehabilitasi Ekosistem, Pendidikan Lingkungan dan Pemberdayaan Ekonomi.

Coastal Ecosystem Rehabitation in Jaya Sub-district, Aceh Jaya District

Wetlands International Indonesia Programme (WIIP) with WWF through the Green Coast Project (funded by Oxfam) has facilitated around 31 local NGOs and 29 community based organizations to found the community of suffering from the Tsunami to carry out coastal ecosystem rehabitation integrated with the efforts to create alternative means of livelihood in Aceh-Nias since October 2005. So far, this approach has produced good result because the community participation in rehabitating the ecosystem is related to the incentive provision in the form of business capital loan.

Coral reef ecosystem conservation by the community for the sustainability of fishery resources in Weh/Sabang Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province

Green Coast Project for Nature and People after the Tsunami

Leaflet - Reforesting fisheries in Aceh with Mangrove: Save the Coast

Around 26,130 hectares of mangrove are destroyed by tsunami has been rehabilitated with mangrove by various institutions. However, the most of the mangrove rehabilitation activities only took place in ex-mangrove habitat land and not in the community fishery ponds that used to be mangrove habitat too. This means that there are still fishery land that are potential to be rehabitated by planting mangrove by the pond dikes and in a little part of inner ponds by adopting silvo-fishery method. In fact, if the fishery land is reforestrated, some environmental and economic benefits can be increased.

Leaflet - Rehabilitasi Ecosistem Pesisir di Kecamatan Jaya Kabupatan Aceh Jaya

Rehabilitasi Ecosistem Pesisir di Kecamatan Jaya Kabupatan Aceh Jaya

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah No. 17 Februari 2009

Upaya-upaya mitigasi guna meredam/mengurangi dampak-dampak dari suatu bencana alam seperti tsunami dsb. perlu dilakukan. Penghitungan biomassa merupakan salah satu langkah penting yang harus diketahui dan dilakukan dalam sebuah kegiatan atau proyek mitigasi perubahan iklim. Simak sekilas paparannya di warta edisi kali ini.

Provisional report of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project

In December 2005 the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project (CKPP) was established with the overall objective of conserving the natural and economic value of the peatswamp areas of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. This report describes the experience and lessons learned over the three-year project. It explains the project's approach, the challenges of succesful peatland restoration and conservation, the project's achievements, and future opportunities for this area and other peatland regions in Indonesia.

Through the production of this draft document, the CKPP consortium would like to invite comments from people interested in CKPP’s work.



Palm Oil production, peatlands & CO2 Emissions (video)

This video tells the story how peatlands are drained and turned into oil palm plantations in Southeast Asia. Palm oil is used in many products, from shampoo to cookies. But their production causes peatland draining, peat fires, and the loss of habitats for many endangered species, such as the Orangutan and Sumatran Rhino.

Poster: Peatland Degradation Fuels Climate Change

Poster created for the UNFCCC meetings to show that the global climate community is doing nothing to address the significant emissions from peatland loss.





Restoring the peat swamp forests of Indonesia (videos)

These videos (English & Bahasa indonesia) tell the story how we restored the drained and degraded peat swamp forest of Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia together with communities. These areas are causing huge CO2 emissions from oxidation of peat. Our work with partners under the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project (CKPP) has found an effective approach on restoring these peatlands and improving the people's livelihoods. Watch the video online.

Invisible Connections

This book and its wonderful photographs by Jan van de Kam bring to life the dramatic journeys of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, the importance of their staging sites and the need for international cooperation to maintain this cycle. "Invisible Connections" is a wonderful photographic journey that follows the migration of shorebirds flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic through East Asia to Australasia. It highlights one of nature's most spectacular phenomena and reveals the surprising and little-known connections that exist between countries, habitats and people through this migration.

A moratorium on palm oil from tropical peatlands

Proposed resolution to be adopted at the 5th General Assembly of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil 20 November 2008 in Bali. The resolution calls for a moratorium on palm oil from tropical peatlands based on the precautionary approach in the RSPO Principles & Criteria, and the formation of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions committee to deliver its findings and recommendations by the 7th RSPO meeting in 2009.

Recommendations for Ramsar COP 10

Attached the recommendations on the draft resolutions of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands COP 10, 28 October till 4 November 2008 in Korea.

Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

The objective of this guideline is to provide the reader with an appropriate knowledge and understanding over the aspects of mangrove silviculture (planting) for coastal protection.

Tanya & Jawab Seputar Gambut di Asia Tenggara Khususnya Indonesia

Hutan rawa gambut di Asia Tenggara, khususnya di Indonesia, merupakan pelabuhan bagi berbagai jenis
flora dan fauna, beberapa diantaranya berperan penting bagi masyarakat lokal, baik sebagai sumber
sandang, pangan maupun bahan obat-obatan.

Moratorium on deforestation for palm oil production

This is a call of global company Unilever for a moratorium on deforestation for palm oil. Wetlands International, as a member of the Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), supports this call.

Factsheet about the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project

Factsheet explaining the methods and achievements of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project (CKPP).





Poster Central Kalimantan Peatland Project

Poster about peatland restoration in Central Kalimantan, explaining the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project to people in the area (in Indonesian).





Handbook for local policy makers in Kalimantan's peatlands

Handbook in Bahassa Indonesia for policy makers about the problems connected to peatland drainage and the solutions of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project.



Leaflet for local communities in Kalimantan's peatlands

Leaflet in Bahassa Indonesia to local communities the problems connected to peatland drainage and the solutions of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project.

Question and Answer factbook on peatlands

This booklet provides you with a all the most recent facts and figures about peatlands, with a focus on tropical peatlands. Subjects that are explained are peatland occurance, their rate of degradation globally, carbon loss and impacts on climate change and facts about restoration efforts.

Demo Sites for Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation After Tsunami

List of Proposed Demo Sites for Coastal Rehabilitation, Activities carried, Suggestions to government, and Details of contact persons in the field.

Palm oil and peat training tool

This is a powerpoint publication, consisting of 73 powerpoint slides about the impact and guidelines for palm oil production on peatlands.

Annual Review 2007

Our Annual Review 2007 covers our global organisation and presents the financial information, all our projects, publications and achievements. Wetlands International clearly demonstrated in 2007 the important role it can play as a science-based organisation that can act as a global witness - bringing key facts from the field to the attention of policy-makers. A good example of this was our role in highlighting and quantifying the role of wetlands and especially peatlands as the worlds’ biggest natural terrestrial carbon stores – and demonstrating that through restoration of damaged wetlands we can cost-effectively reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and even halt and reverse them, through carbon sequestration. Equally our role in a number of global and regional projects addressing the avian influenza threat has been to provide data on waterbirds and wetlands so as to contribute to the understanding of how the disease spreads, analyse risks and help countries to make preparations for an outbreak.


Serial CAKRA 7: Karyawisata ke Pesisir yang Sehat

Ingin tahu lebih banyak lagi tentang ekosistem pesisir yang yang sehat dan manfaat lebih lainnya tambak silvofishery? ikuti ceritanya. 

Serial CAKRA 6: Petualangan Menyelamatkan Penyu

Dalam komik ini diceritakan bagaimana Cakra dan kawan bertualang untuk menyelamatkan penyu dari ancaman orang-orang yang jahat.

Pengkajian Lahan Gambut, Keanekaragaman Hayati dan Perubahan Iklim


Demonstration of Community-based Mangrove Reforestation in Aquaculture Landscapes to Promote Ecological Productivity, Sustainability, and Environmental Security in Aceh (Final Report)


Pengembangan Model Reforestasi Mangrove Berbasiskan Masyarakat di Lingkungan Tambak, dalam Rangak Mempromosikan Produktivitas Ekologi, Kesinambungan dan Keamanan Lingkungan di NAD (Lap Akhir)


Kajian Perolehan Karbon Sebagai Dampak Intervensi pada Lokasi Kegiatan Proyek CCFPI di Eks-PLG Blok A, Mentangai, Kalimantan Tengah dan Sekitar TN. Berbak Jambi


Peat CO2 Alert! Peatland loss fuels climate change (video)

Short movie in which Wetlands International alerts that the destruction of the world's peatlands leads to huge CO2 emissions and that it is therefore a crucial problem to be addressed for climate change mitigation. More information on this topic is found here.

The economic value of peatland resources within the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project in Indonesia

Peatland degradation, deforestation and fires cause these areas to contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. International investors and development agencies recognise the potential cost efficiency of avoided further carbon emissions at relatively low costs. Such measures, however, cannot be effective without the full support of local communities.

Burung Liar dan Flu Burung

Berbagai sebutan dan presentasi bahan-bahan dalam produk informasi ini bukan merupakan pendapat apa pun dari pihak Organisasi Pangan dan Pertanian (FAO) Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa mengenai status pembangunan atau hukum dari suatu negara, wilayah, kota atau daerah atau para pihak yang berwenang, atau mencakup pengurangan pembatasan atas berbagai batas wilayah yang ada. Penyebutan nama dari beberapa perusahaan atau produk tertentu, baik yang sudah atau belum dipatenkan tidak berarti merupakan dukungan atau rekomendasi dari Organisasi Pertanian dan Pangan Perserikatan Bangsa- Bangsa.

Water Management (Hydrological) Assessment of the Black A North in Ex-mega Rice Project - Central Kalimantan

The objectives of this project were: to monitor, to analyse and to provide a graphical presentation (in spatial and dynamic terms) of the dams’ impact on the water table of the project area, and on the socio-economy and biodiversity/ecology. The purpose of programme monitoring was to collect data for the analysis. This analysis covered hydrological modelling that would produce a spatially and dynamically quantitative picture of the size and extent of the impact of canal blocking on the hydrology of the area, in the form of maps and a database.

Mangrove Guidebook for Southeast Asia

This book represents our first attempt to classify all mangrove species in Southeast Asia. It also aims to serve as a guidebook for those involved in the management and conservation of mangroves in Southeast Asia.

Poster - Cegahlah Kebakaran Hutan dan Lahan Gambut 2

Poster ini mengajak masyarakat untuk menjaga lahan gambut agar tidak mudah terbakar, kebakaran gambut dapat menimbulkan berbagai dampak pada ekosistem didalamnya. Asap yang dihasilkan dari kebakaran hutan dan lahan gambut mengandung zat beracun dan dapat mengganggu kesehatan, oleh sebab itu masyarakat perlu diingatkan agar berhati-hati dalam menggunakan api pada saat berada dilahan gambut.

Poster - Pilih Mana Kelestarian atau Kehancuran

Pada Poster ini ditunjukan dua kondisi hutan dan lahan gambut dalam keadaan lestari dan hancur akibat ulah manusia. Pada kondisi lestari gambut merupakan tempat berbagai keanekaragaman hayati sehingga memberikan keseimbangan pada lingkungan sedangkan pada kondisi hutan dan lahan gambut hancur dapat menajdi ancaman berupa banjir dan kebakaran.