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33 Examples of the Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands in Japan

This booklet is aimed for facilitating greater dialogue on the relationship between wetlands and people that will lead to the conservation and restoration of wetlands, community revitalization, capacity development and international exchange in Asia and in the world. It was published in “Inventory of Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands” project (2008-2011), which was funded by the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency. Original Japanese version is available.

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Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook

Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook –Eastern Japan version
An easy-to-read manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms
This version covers eastern Japan (Hokkaido to Ise-bay for the Pacific side, Noto-peninsula for the Sea of Japan side).

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"Inventry for the Culture and Technology of Wetlands (Draft)"

The result of trial worksheet research on"wetland culture and traditional practices" answerd by stakeholders of wetlands all over Japan.

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Forests in the ocean (DVD)

The survey on seaweed beds in Japan was conducted in 2002-2004 as part of the National Survey on the Natural Environment by Wildlife division of the Ministry of Environment of Japan. This DVD compiles movies taken during the survey. It is aimed to introduce beautiful scenary inside the ocean with various living creatures.

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Report of the International Workshop on Climate Change and Wetland Conservation

The report is bilingual (Japanese and English). It includes welcome addresses and eight articles regarding climate change and wetland conservation issues. The Internation Workshop on Climate Change and Wetland Conservation was held on September 20-21, 2001 at Kushiro city, Hokkaido prefecture, Japan.

Sponsor: National Institute for Environmental Studies

Co-sponsor: Kushiro International Wetland Centre, Wetlands International Japan

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Proceedings of an Internatioanal Symposium on Dams, Reservoirs and Nature Conservation

The International Symposium on Dams, Reservoirs and Nature Conservation held at Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan on 20-21 January 2000.

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International Symposium on Dams, Reserviors and Nature Conservation

Bilingual programme and articles of international participant of the International Symposium on Dams, Reserviors and Nature Conservation

The Symposium was held at Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo Japan on 20-21 January 2000.

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The Current Status of Wetland Conservation in Asia

The Current Status of Wetland Conservation in Asia

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Japanese Wetlands Inventory of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (1989)

Japanese wetlands inventory of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat

IWRB Japan Committee 1989 

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Global publications

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Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

Annual Review and Accounts 2014

Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

A recipe for resilience

Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation - Opportunities for integration

PEDRR policy brief for post-2015 Hyogo Framework

Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

The Future of Paper

Briefing negotiations UNFCCC February 2015 Geneva

Animation: restoring eroded coast Java by Building with Nature

Facts & figures on palm oil

Green economy with sustainable value chains

Call for Action on Agro Commodity Governance

Recommendations to the zero-draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction                


Keep it fresh or salty

Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management

Next steps for RSPO in relation to peatlands

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

Mangroves for coastal defence


60 Years, 60 Beneficiaries

The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action

Partnering for Sustainable Business

Workshop: 'Making the business case for Building with Nature'

Annual Report and Accounts 2013

Wetlands International #WhatsInYourPaper

Our Achievements 2011 - 2013

Recommendations for the post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFAII)

Environmental Sustainability As part of the dutch WASH Alliance’s ‘FIETS’ strategy

La Durabilité Environnementale dans les projets eau, hygiène, assainissement de l’Alliance WASH Néerlandaise