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Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

This document was developed by a group of experts with support from the Wetlands International Russia Programme in accordance with a decision taken at the Peatlands Conservation and Wise Use in Russia International workshop held in Moscow on 25 January 2001.

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NGO letter to pulp and paper giant APRIL on peat management in the Kampar peninsula

A group of local and international NGOs have send a letter to the pulp-for-paper giant APRIL regarding the management of its concessions on tropical peatlands in the Kampar Peninsula. APRIL recently announced a peatland restoration project. However, at the same time, the company is continuing to drain peatlands in the same region, for pulp plantations which jeopardizes the peatland conservation and restoration ambitions.

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Rajang Delta threatened by floods!!

The case study reveals that about 87% of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak may be flooded within 100 years if current peatland management is continued.  Presently substantial areas are already experiencing drainage problems.  This will eventually take a toll on the local communities, the economy and biodiversity.  Over time problems will escalate unless management and policies are changed.

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Rajang Delta threatened by floods!!

The case study reveals that about 87% of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak may be flooded within 100 years if current peatland management is continued.  Presently substantial areas are already experiencing drainage problems.  This will eventually take a toll on the local communities, the economy and biodiversity.  Over time problems will escalate unless management and policies are changed.

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Mangrove Guidebook for Malaysia

This guidebook is desiged as an easy and practical field guide for those involved in the field management of mangroves, for students and those who are interested to learn more about mangroves.

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Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

This joint NGO position paper argues that while a lot remains to be done in Europe to halt biodiversity loss and restore damaged ecosystems, the Birds and Habitats Directives are fit for purpose and should not be revised. Improved implementation, funding and compliance are needed, and additional measures should be put in place to address drivers of biodiversity loss, including as unsustainable agricultural practices.

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Building with Nature Indonesia Design and Engineering Plan

This design and engineering plan will be used as preparation for the implementation of a large scale Building with Nature demonstration project in Demak, Central Java to secure the eroding coastline for coastal safety. The plan provides the concepts, reasoning, design and practicalities for the timely implementation of the pilot. It sets priorities and sequence of implementation, and addresses limitations and risks, which will be accounted for and resolved in an adaptive approach. The report will also serve as input for fruitful stakeholder engagement at the community, district, provincial and national level and for the Environmental Impact Assessment.
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Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

This report for the first time quantifies the provision of mangrove ecosystem services according to different management regimes. The study concludes that ecosystem service provision depends strongly on the type of management and that mangrove-rich management regimes generally outscore aquaculture regimes. Decision-makers can make management choices depending on the desired outcome in terms of ecosystem services.

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Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

This factsheet explains why urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic regular flooding of vast peatland areas in Southeast Asia. The drainage of peatlands for agriculture or forestry (in particular oil palm and pulp wood plantations) is unsustainable in the long term, leading to soil subsidence as large CO2 emissions. Radical changes in land-use are needed to secure the livelihoods of future generations.

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Annual Report 2014 Africa

The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014. There is a French and English version.

 

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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                

Mudbank

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

Organogram

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