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

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

    According` the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country`s ...

  • Rajang Delta threatened by floods

    Rajang Delta threatened by floods

    This paper presents a case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering more than half of the Rajang Delta unsuitable for any agriculture cultivation due to severe floods in 50 years. The ...

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

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

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent ...

  • Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

    Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

    Tackling the biggest coastal resilience challenge in West Africa The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course as it flows west towards the Atlantic ...

  • How can we ensure water security for all?

    How can we ensure water security for all?

    Wetlands International will be speaking about this issue at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The Clinton Global Initiative was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to convene global leaders to create and implement ...

  • Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

    Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

    Vast lowland areas of Southeast Asia will be frequently and irreversibly flooded before the end of the century unless action is taken to stop the destruction of peatlands. A radical change in land-use is needed. In particular the palm oil and pulp ...

  • The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014

    The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014

    2014 was a dynamic year for Africa’s regional office of Wetlands International which continued to consolidate its good achievements. Many strategic actions were implemented by the organisation as it strengthened its leadership on wetlands ...

  • Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

    Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

    Glossary Afforestation: Cultivating plants (mangroves) in an area where no plants (mangroves) grew previously Air layering: A form of vegetative propagation where a branch is stimulated to form roots while still on the parent plant by removing part ...

  • “To lead or follow?” That is the question for Ramsar

    “To lead or follow?” That is the question for Ramsar

    As I leave behind the vast and wild beauty of Uruguay’s coasts, I have some mixed feelings about the progress made at the 12th Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Conference of Parties (COP), held in Punta del Este. “What was it for?”, ...

    Jane Madgwick

  • Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost so much of our wetland treasure. And those that remain are ...

  • Building with Nature Indonesia, Securing Eroding Delta Coastlines - Design and Engineering Plan

    Building with Nature Indonesia, Securing Eroding Delta Coastlines - Design and Engineering Plan

    This design and engineering plan is produced during the inception phase (result 1) of the project and should be understood as a preparation for result 2 in which we aim to implement a large scale demonstration project in Demak. As such, this plan ...

    Femke Tonneijck;Han Winterwerp;Yus Rusila Noor;Bregje van Weesenbeeck;Roel Bosma;Dolfi Debrot;Tom Wilms

  • Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

    Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

    Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run ...

    Jane Madgwick

  • We want good evacuation measures, no large seawalls!

    We want good evacuation measures, no large seawalls!

    What is the best approach to restore and protect a coastline that was hit by a Tsunami? Driven by my own involvement in mangrove restoration after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and ‘Building with Nature’ ...

    Marie-Jose Vervest

  • Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

    Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

    The EU Birds Directive and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement provide an adequate legal framework for sustainable management of migratory waterbird populations. The main shortcoming of both instruments is that it leaves harvest decisions of a ...

  • Recipe for Resilience – Ecosystem and climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

    Recipe for Resilience – Ecosystem and climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

    Wetlands International Panama - What are some of the “ingredients” that would make a “recipe for resilience”? Wetlands International and its programme partners in the coalition Partners for Resilience (CARE, Cordaid, ...

    Julio Montes de Oca Lugo

  • Investment in natural capital for risk reduction – an opportunity not a cost

    Investment in natural capital for risk reduction – an opportunity not a cost

    Wetlands International South Asia - At the session on ‘Economic aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction’at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai on 16 March, the JICA Vice President, Mr. Kiyushi Kodera indicated ...

    Ritesh Kumar

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural ...

    Fred Pearce

  • Voluntary commitments to disaster risk reduction

    Voluntary commitments to disaster risk reduction

    Civil society organisations play a key role in facilitating stakeholders, including government actors and local communities in dialogues and planning processes around risk reduction. They are therefore well positioned to drive innovation, including ...

  • 10 tips to become ecosystem smart in DRR interventions

    10 tips to become ecosystem smart in DRR interventions

    10 tips developed by Wetlands International for policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their DRR work. 1. Build understanding and capacity on ecosystems and the services they ...

  • Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

    Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

    As demand for water grows in river basins, downstream users often suffer. This is especially true when those users depend on rivers and natural wetlands, which many still regard as “wasted” water. That is the case on the river Ewaso ...

    Fred Pearce