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Press Release : Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2018 in Indonesia – Wetlands for A Sustainable Urban Future

Half of the earth’s population, around 4 billion people, live in cities. Within the coming 35 years, it is estimated that this number is continuously […]

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Urban Wetlands Make Vibrant Cities

On February 2nd every year, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. This date was officially announced as World Wetlands Day since 1997, commemorating an international […]

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For wildlife conservation, countries need good governance

Ede, The Netherlands, 20 December 2017 – Protecting an area for wildlife can work – but it works better in countries with robust political governance. […]

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How to submit your Luc Hoffmann Medal nomination in 4 simple steps

So, you know a Wetland Champion who has shown outstanding leadership in wetland science, conservation or awareness raising? And you’d like to nominate them for […]

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Besides Building with Nature Demak needs to tackle subsidence to safeguard coastline

Ten community leaders have signed agreements to help further restore their severely eroded coastline during a high level event organised by the Ministry of Marine […]

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PRESS RELEASE : Too Much Hot Air – Current Failure of the Indonesian Pulp and Paper Industry to Reform Its Peatland Management

Jakarta, 10 August 2017 – Today, the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) and Jikalahari (Riau Forest rescue Network) are launching a report titled ‘Too Much Hot […]

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Press Release : Wetlands International Indonesia launches a new initiative: The Indonesian Peatlands Partnership Fund A small grants programme to support community-based peatland conservation, restoration and sustainable development

Jakarta, May 2, 2017 – In 2015, devastating forest and peatland fires occurred in Indonesia, impacting public health, economy and the environment. Peatlands become prone […]

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Germany helps to scale up Building with Nature in Indonesia

Wetlands International is happy to announce that the German goverment has granted financial support to scale up a running pilot which aims to restore the […]

A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched […]

Joint letter calling on financial regulators and major banks to prevent repeat Southeast Asia haze crisis in 2016

As the fire season resumes in Southeast Asia, financial regulators are asked to introduce emergency sanctions to stop banks providing financial services to forest-sector clients […]