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The annual International Waterbird Census kicked off in the Asia-Pacific

From January to February one of the oldest and biggest annual citizen science programmes in the world takes place, the International Waterbird Census, coordinated globally […]

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Continuing Indonesia’s nature-based coastal resilience through virtual outreach

Across the world, COVID-19 is impacting vulnerable coastal communities such as Demak, Northern Java. Here, the Building with Nature Indonesia consortium is working with coastal villages to reduce erosion, rehabilitate mangroves and revive local livelihoods.   The villagers own and maintain temporary […]

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Building with Nature programme in Indonesia wins international Flood & Coast Excellence award

Our programme in Northern Java, Indonesia to stop coastal erosion through Building with Nature has won the prestigious Flood & Coast Excellence Award yesterday in […]

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Indonesia builds on Building with Nature experience to accelerate climate adaptation

On November 19th, Indonesia showed itself as a pioneer in embracing the Building with Nature approach to help protect their eroding coastline. In a virtual event the Indonesian […]

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Request for Proposals: Landscape Proposition development Building with Nature Indonesia (May – October 2020)

The Building with Nature (BwN) Indonesia Programme by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ecoshape Foundation and Wetlands International, is seeking a landscape design and planning firm to support the inception of 5 new Building with Nature pilots in Indonesia through development of 5 landscape propositions with the Building with Nature team and stakeholders. The consultant is requested to provide a proposal based on the boundary conditions set out in this document.

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Act now to build back the bond between people and nature

Today we may survive by ‘breaking the chain’ of infection of COVID-19, but our future will be defined by our ability to build back a […]

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Request for Proposals : Team of 2 Consultants for the Development of Roadmap Mitigation and Adaptation of Land Subsidence of Central Java Province

The Building with Nature (BwN) Indonesia Programme (in short “the Programme”) by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Ministry of Public Works and […]

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Annual newsletter Building with Nature Indonesia

The year 2019 has been pivotal for mainstreaming the Building with Nature approach in Indonesia and to move beyond a pilot in Demak. The project […]

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Paludiculture: Utilizing peatlands to keep them wet

Many people assume that peat ecosystems have low productivity, marginal land and cannot be utilized. But in fact, peatland supports the development and life of the Indonesian people because of its functions related to water regulation, carbon storage, sources of community life, harbor of biodiversity and reducing hydrometeorological disasters

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Paludiculture: because the sad story in peatlands does not want to be repeated

Forest and land fires, or commonly referred to as Karhutla, especially on peatlands, have been a sad story for Indonesia for at least the past […]