Brochures, posters & leaflets

Mudbank

Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu of” solution.

 

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Poster : Canal Blocking

Canal Blocking has many benefits :

  • Restoration of 'wet' peat characteristics and reduction of fire
  • Return of the carbon sequestering capacity of peatland
  • Re-establishment of the water buffer fucntion and a reduction of floads
  • Opportunity to plant economically viable species like Jelutung for rubber and Tengkawang (illevenut) for edible oil production; it opens also possibilities for different forms of aquaqulture
  • return of original biodiversity that is opten unique to peat swamp forest 

 

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“Aprendizaje desde la Práctica” para crear Comunidades Resilientes en Nicaragua

Abordando la vulnerabilidad ante desastres en las subcuencas de los ríos Tapacalí e Inali, departamento de Madriz, Nicaragua, los socios de la Alianza por la Resiliencia aplicaron la modalidad de “Aprendizaje desde la Práctica” en su programa de Escuelas de Aprendizajes y Escuelas de Campo. La modalidad incopora el enfoque innovador que integra la reducción de riesgo de desastres, adaptación al cambio climático y el manejo y restauración de ecosistemas (RRD/ACC/MRE). Este estudio de caso describe la modalidad, historias exitosas y su replicación.

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Next steps for RSPO in relation to peatlands

The new RSPO (April 2013) Principles and Criteria (P&C) require the avoidance of new plantation
developments on peatlands and provide important guidance for addressing the issues related to
the production of palm oil on peat. The new P&C acknowledge that drainage of peatlands results in greenhouse gas emissions and peat soil subsidence, which in turn create fl ooding problems. The new requirements constitute a major step forward in the development of sustainable palm oil. 

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

This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and 67% of the land unsuitable for palm oil cultivation after 25 and 50 years respectively. This is 3 to 4 times the size of Singapore.

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Restauración ecológica para bosques secos

La restauración ecológica es una estrategia integral que puede mitigar los daños y recuperar los servicios ecosistémicos. Este folleto documenta la experiencia del curso de posgrado en restauración ecológica y la práctica de campo en el bosque seco de Camotán, de un proceso de restauración activa utilizando las plantas que están mejor adaptadas al área para recuperar los servicios ecosistémicos para las comunidad.

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Partnering for Sustainable Business

Companies impact wetlands, but they also have the power to trigger positive change on a scale that Wetlands International can never reach alone. This brochure outlines why wetlands are important for companies and how we partner with copanies to ensure the wise use of wetlands.

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Workshop: 'Landscape level planning for community resilience'

Workshop Deltas in Practice 6.5 - Deltas in Times of Climate Change II - 24 September, Rotterdam

While water related hazards such as floods and droughts are on the increase, the degradation of wetlands and other ecosystems erodes nature’s ability to regulate these hazards. In this workshop, we make the case for the need to integrate ecosystems in resilience practice and the importance of landscape level  planning to reduce disaster risk.

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

Workshop Deltas in Practice 4.2  - Deltas in Times of Climate Change II - 25 September, Rotterdam

Building with Nature solutions for creating resilient coasts have rapidly gained momentum. How can this concept contribute to solving key challenges related to coastal security, environmental sustainability and spatial development? There is a need for convincing business cases that quantify costs and benefits of this new way of working and compare these with conventional civil engineering approaches.

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Q’eqchi’ best practices and livelihoods in the wetlands of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

As part of the Partners for Resilience country programme, the Guatemalan Red Cross and Wetlands International prepared a study on wetland-related best practices and livelihoods of the Maya Q’eqchi’ people of El Estor, Guatemala. The study systematizes their traditional and local knowledge. This knowledge allows their communities to take actions for climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and ecosystem restoration and management, taking these wetland-related livelihoods as starting point.

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Mapping of forest cover and assessment of ecosystems and ecosystem services related to local livelihoods

As part of the Partners for Resilience programme, Guatemalan Red Cross and Wetlands International conducted a study to map the forest cover and ecosystems of the Cucubá river microbasin in Santa Cruz del Quiché. The study also describes the ecosystem services that are crucial for local livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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Species of agricultural biodiversity with food security potential

Agriculture is the main economic activity and source of livelihoods of ten communities located in the municipalities of Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in the Mazá river basin of Guatemala. The agriculture and forestry systems as developed by these small-scale farmers help to meet the basic needs of their families. They use farming practices based on traditional knowledge and experiences passed on for generations, which allows these agriculture and forestry systems to cope with changes in climate and, therefore, build their resilience.

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Especies de agrobiodiversidad con potencial para la seguridad alimentaria

La agrobiodiversidad presente en los ecosistemas de la cuenca media del río Mazá, Guatemala está relacionada estrechamente con los medios de vida de las comunidades. La experiencia a través de los años en las prácticas de cultivo y la transmisión de saberes tradicionales de generación en generación, han permitido que estos sistemas de agrobiodiversidad tengan características que les ayudan a hacer frente a cambios en el clima, por lo que han desarrollado diferentes niveles de resiliencia.

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Buenas prácticas Q’eqchi’ y medios de vida en humedales del municipio de El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

Las comunidades Q’eqchi’ de El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala, son vulnerables ante la variabilidad climática y diferentes amenazas hidroclimáticas. Como parte del Programa de la Alianza por la Resiliencia, los socios -Cruz Roja Guatemalteca y Wetlands International-, elaboraron un estudio sobre buenas prácticas del pueblo maya Q’eqchi’ y medios de vida en humedales, con el objetivo de sistematizar los conocimientos tradicionales y locales.

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Building with Nature Indonesia


Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. This leaflet summarizes our approach and ambitions in Java. Our dream is to replicate this model in rural and urban coastlines in Indonesia and beyond.

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Subsidence of peat soils - flooding risk in South-east Asia
This factsheet explains the causes and consequences of the rapid and severe subsidence of peat soils in South-east Asia as a result of the drainage of peatlands for agriculture and forestry. We provide recommendations on what can be done to mitigate further subsidence and resulting flooding in the tropics and instead create sustainable peat landscapes.
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Environmental Sustainability As part of the dutch WASH Alliance’s ‘FIETS’ strategy

What do you need to pay attention to when you want to set up sustainable projects in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)? The financial, institutional, environmental, techno logical and social (FIETS) aspects of sustainability. The Dutch WASH Alliance believes that all of these aspects require attention; not separately, but as a whole. This fact sheet explains the relationship between environmental sustainability and each of the other FIETS elements.

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

Comment permettre aux populations de vivre en bonne santé ? D'abord en s'assurant qu'ils ont accès à su samment d’eau propre. En les aidant également à construire des installations sanitaires appropriées. Ou encore en améliorant leurs connaissances des bonnes pratiques en matière d'hygiène.

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Environmental Sustainability In WASH projects by the Dutch WASH Alliance

How can you support people in living healthy lives? One way is to ensure that they have access to enough clean water. Another is to support them in building proper sanitary facilities. Or to increase awareness of good hygiene practices. The Dutch WASH Alliance aims to realise and embed these conditions around the world. To ensure that it is done in the most sustainable manner possible, the Dutch WASH Alliance follows a unique strategy called ‘FIETS’. This factsheet explains part of the strategy: the focus on environmental sustainability.

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Agua, soja y humedales

Manejar la soja responsablemente significa implementar prácticas que consideren los bienes y servicios ecosistémicos que brindan los humedales para el bienestar humano y para la actividad productiva en particular, especialmente en su relación con el aprovisionamiento de agua.

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Mengintegrasikan ekosistem ke dalam praktik resiliensi

Integrasi pengelolaan ekosistem dan sumber daya alam ke dalam pengurangan risiko bencana (PRB) hingga saat ini nyaris terabaikan. Dokumen ini memperkenalkan serangkaian kriteria yang dapat dipergunakan oleh perumus kebijakan dan para praktisi untuk mengintegrasikan pengelolaan ekosistem dan sumber daya alam dalam pekerjaan PRB mereka dengan lebih baik.

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Poster: Palm oil and Peat

This poster illustrates the different options available to palm oil producers when considering the future of their plantations.

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Methodology for creating visitor centres in nature reserves, national parks and other nature areas: designers work experience.

The subject of this publication is the authors' experiences with developing the concepts of visitor centres and eco-trails in protected nature areas of different types. It is targeted at a wide audience, including those that have the intention of establishing a visitor centre or a wetland centre, plan to renovate an old natural history museum, design a network of walking trails, a child-friendly exhibit or a play area. This publication contains the detailed description of the steps they will go through to plan the concept development process, the practical examples and tips to avoid common mistakes. The recommendations are illustrated by the authors’ photographs and drawings. PDF

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Migratory birds ‐ Connecting Wetlands and People

Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites during their annual migrations. This flyer outlines our programme to link site managers within the African-Eurasian flyway in order to develop more committed and connected human networks for the conservation of migratory species.

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L’intégration des écosystèmes dans les pratiques de la résilience

L’intégration de la gestion des écosystèmes et des ressources naturelles dans la réduction des risques de catastrophes (RRC) a été en grande partie ignorée jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Ce document présente une série de critères utilisables par les décideurs politiques et les professionnels pour mieux intégrer la gestion des écosystèmes et des ressources naturelles dans leur travail de RRC.

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Bio-derechos para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

Con el enfoque de Bio-derechos reducimos la vulnerabilidad ante desastres de cuatro comunidades Maya K'iche' de Guatemala. Los comunitarios identificaron y aplicaron medidas complementarias de reducción de riesgo de desastres y conservación ambiental a cambio de microcréditos para acciones de desarrollo. De esta manera, Bio-derechos ayuda a crear comunidades más resilientes y adaptadas al cambio climático.

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Principios de buenas prácticas pesqueras para pescar hoy y siempre en el Delta

Esta cartilla informativa presenta principios que sirven de guía para asegurar buenas practicas pesqueras  para beneficio del pescador y promover la sostenibilidad de la pesca. Este material fue elaborado por el Dr. Claudio Baigún coordinador del Programa pesca y pesquerías de la Fundación Humedales / Wetlands International Argentina como parte del  proceso enmarcado en la iniciativa del Ecosystem Alliance que busca contribuir a la generación de capacidades de la sociedad civil y favorecer los medios de vida locales y el bienestar humano para lograr el desarrollo sustentable del Delta del Paraná. El evento contó con la participación de pescadores artesanales de la región y funcionarios de organismos de gobierno.

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Membangun bersama Alam untuk Ketahanan Pesisir

Brosur ini menjelaskan konsep hybrid engineering dan memberikan alasan untuk beralih dari ketergantungan pada struktur keras, dan bergerak menuju bekerja bersama dan dengan alam untuk ketahanan pesisir. Informasi yang terdapat dalam brosur ini dapat digunakan oleh para pembuat kebijakan dan praktisi ketika mempertimbangkan opsi untuk perlindungan pantai di daerah tropis.

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Environmental Sustainability In purifying water and keeping it clean

One of the important goals of the Dutch WASH Alliance is providing clean water and keeping it clean in order to prevent diseases. What is the most effective way to achieve that goal in an ecologically sustainable manner? This factsheet contains a number of suggestions and practical examples. Projects can focus on preventing sewage from coming into contact with drinking water, but they can also focus on reusing nutrients from that same sewage. 

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La integración de los ecosistemas en la práctica de la resiliencia

El objetivo de los Criterios para la implementación de programas de RRD y CCA que incorporan la gestión de los ecosistemas es lograr un cambio de paradigma hacia un enfoque en el que la conservación y restauración de los servicios ecosistémicos y el mantenimiento de la dinámica natural que sostienen la salud de los ecosistemas están firmemente arraigados, junto con otros enfoques para la reducción de riesgos.

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Construir con la naturaleza para la resiliencia costera

En este folleto explica el concepto de la ingeniería híbrida refiriéndose a las costas de manglares. Proporciona una razón fuerte para dejar la dependencia excesiva hacia las estructuras de ingeniería complejas, y fijarse en trabajar junto y con la naturaleza para lograr la resiliencia costera. Los políticos y los profesionales responsables pueden utilizar la información en este folleto a la hora de considerar las opciones para la defensa costera en regiones tropicales.

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Restoring Peatlands in Russia

Millions of hectares of drained and abandoned peatlands in European Russia are highly vulnerable to fires, such as those that covered Moscow in smoke during the extremely dry summer of 2010. Rewetting degraded peatlands, especially abandoned peat mining sites, and establishing a sustainable usage will prevent fires and their negative impacts on climate and biodiversity.

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Environmental Sustainability In the storage, management and use of water

How can you store large amounts of clean water that would otherwise be lost via runoff ? And how can you access that water when it is needed? The answers to these questions diff er for each area or watershed. The Dutch WASH Alliance therefore works to find the most sustainable, suitable and context-specific solutions. The goal is to provide people with enough clean water, in a way that benefits both them and their natural environment. The ‘3R’ approach plays a vital role in realising this goal. 

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Putting community resilience into practice

 

At the halfway point in implementation of the Partners for Resilience programme (PfR), a wealth of initial successes and lessons learnt have been identified. Based on the PfR resilience vision of eight key principles, the partners have now gathered case studies that illustrate how this is currently being translated into practice.

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Integrating ecosystems in resilience practice

The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria, which can be used by policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their DRR work.

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Working with Nature for DRR

Millions of people around the world are vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards. Unsustainable management and use of ecosystems is often a root cause of such vulnerability. Wetlands International calls for better integration of approaches to disaster risk reduction, bringing together expertise from relevant sectors and making optimal use of the natural protection provided by ecosystems.

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Building with nature for coastal resilience

This leaflet explains the concept of hybrid engineering as it relates to mangrove coasts. It provides a rationale for moving away from over-reliance on hard engineered structures, and moving towards working alongside and with nature for coastal resilience. The information contained in this leaflet can be used by policy makers and practitioners when considering options for coastal defence in tropical coastal regions.

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Cambio Climático - Guía popular (Nicaragua)

Esta publicación de la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense es una guía popular sobre el cambio climático, edicón 2013. Esta publicación fue actualizada por la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense, a través del Programa Gestión de Riesgos de Desastres ante el Cambio Climático, implementado por la Alianza por la Resiliencia con el apoyo técnico y financiero de Cruz Roja Holandesa, Cruz Roja Italiana y Wetlands International.

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Wetlands of International Importance in Russia / Водно-болотные угодья России, имеющие международное значение

 This book contains basic information on the 35 wetland sites designated by the Government of the Russian Federation for the List of Wetlands of International Importance under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971).

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Los impactos de las urbanizaciones sobre los humedales del Delta del Paraná

 Con este folleto se trata de mostrar como las acciones que alteran el régimen hidrológico de un humedal modifican drásticamente sus características ecológicas y producen graves impactos que comprometen el bienestar y los modos de vida de las comunidades locales y de las poblaciones vecinas que habitan su área de influencia.

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A vision for the practice of risk reduction

Wetlands International is working closely with Red Cross, Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre and CARE to implement a range of activities in Asia, Latin America and Africa to increase people's resilience against (climate related) disasters via ecosystem restoration and management. Together we have formed the “Partners for Resilience” (PfR).

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Saving peatlands (brochure)

Peatlands support millions of people around the world, store twice as much carbon as all forests worldwide, and are home to many threatened species of plants and animals. Peatland degradation has devastating economic and social consequences. Wetlands International promotes global and national land use practices and policies that counter peatland destruction and degradation, promote conservation incentives and support local communities.

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Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils

This decision support tree was developed for the 2012 report, Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use. The report, available on line, outlines the steps in the decision-making process. Download the decision-support tree

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East Asian Flyway coastal wetlands face an ecological crisis

This leaflet presents information on the unprecedented loss of East Asian intertidal areas and the crisis facing waterbirds that depend on these habitats.

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Una visión nueva sobre resiliencia comunitaria

La visión de la Alianza por la Resilience (PfR) se basa en la experiencia práctica y en varios niveles en nueve países y representa un cambio en la forma en que se destinan los recursos para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD). Es urgente una forma de abordar la reducción de riesgo debido al incremento impredecible del riesgo a desastres y las pérdidas económicas a las que se enfrentan las comunidades.

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Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Ende, NTT

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi pesisir dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat

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Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Sikka, NTT

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi di Kab. Sika

pesisir dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat
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Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Desa Sawah Luhur, banten

 Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana dan adaptasi terhadap Perubahan Iklim, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi dipadukan dengan peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat (Bio-rights)

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Programa Soja y Humedales

En el marco del componente Economía con Enfoque Ecológico del proyecto de la Fundación Humedales / Wetlands International Argentina, el "Programa Soja y Humedales" está orientado a promover la integración de la conservación y el uso sustentable de los humedales en las políticas y agendas del sector público y privado relacionadas con el cultivo de soja y con la producción de soja responsable en particular.

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Proyecto Generación de capacidades para el desarrollo sustentable del Delta del Paraná

 

La Fundación para la Conservación y el Uso Sustentable de los Humedales (Fundación Humedales) -Oficina Argentina de Wetlands International- desarrolla este proyecto en el marco de la iniciativa de la “Ecosystem Alliance”, gracias al financiamiento del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de los Países Bajos (DGIS).

 

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African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership

Migratory waterbirds are culturally and economically important, but vulnerable to habitat loss, overexploitation and other pressures. Countries along their flyways have a shared responsibility for sustainable management of their populations. Through the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership, Wetlands International and partners support science-based decision-making to help countries meet their AEWA commitments to waterbird conservation.

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Mangroves for Coastal Resilience

Wetlands International champions and enables the adequate management, restoration and sustainable use of mangrove forests. In this brochure we highlight our approaches and activities to increase coastal resilience and reduce disaster risk.

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Arabic Language Version of Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future.

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French Language Version of Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future.

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Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future. 

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Program "MANGROVE CAPITAL" Meningkatkan Ketahanan Pesisir

 Mangrove sebagai komponen kunci dalam pertahanan pesisir dan pengembanganakuakultur

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Peatlands: hotspots for emissions reductions

Peatlands play a critical role in climate regulation, storing twice as much carbon as the entire world’s forest biomass and emitting large amounts of carbon when drained. The UNFCCC provides significant opportunities to safeguard and restore these concentrated and important reservoirs of terrestrial carbon.

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Mangrove Capital

This paper introduces Mangrove Capital; a programme conceived by Wetlands International and partner organisations, that aims to bring the values of mangroves to the fore and provide the knowledge and tools necessary for the improved management of mangrove forests.

 

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Conservación de los recursos acuáticos y la biodiversidad en arroceras

Las Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en Cultivos de Arroz son un conjunto de recomendaciones para alcanzar las mejores acciones de manejo para la producción sustentable del arroz. 

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Cool Tool

The article highlights the uses of the Critical Site Network tool for african birders in a playful and easy to read way.

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Working together on disasters, climate, ecosystems

During the coming 5 years, Wetlands International will work closely with Red Cross, Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre and CARE to implement a range of projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa to increase people's resilience against (climate related) disasters via ecosystem restoration and management. Together they have formed the “Partners for Resilience” (PfR).

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Saving the peat swamp forests of Brunei

A Brochure on the importance of conserving the Peat Swamp Forest in Brunei. The Brochure mentions the major threats, solutions and what is being done to safeguard Brunei's peatlands.

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El manejo integral para la Conservación y el Uso Sustentable del Delta del Paraná: Estado actual y desafíos a enfrentar

El aumento en el uso de los recursos naturales del Delta del Paraná, la sustitución de la vegetación nativa y la modificación de los patrones de drenaje, sumados a la ocurrencia de intensas sequías e incendios, resultaron en impactos que afectan a los humedales de la región, su biodiversidad y los medios de vida asociados. En este contexto, la creación del “Plan Integral Estratégico para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible del Delta del Paraná” (PIECAS) es una oportunidad para el cambio, y para el trabajo con distintos sectores y variadas disciplinas, con una meta común: facilitar la resolución de los problemas del Delta del Paraná y de su gente, aprovechando de manera sustentable los servicios ambientales que permitan la preservación de la naturaleza de este vasto humedal.

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Driving to Destruction

Paper made by the NGOs working together in the EU on the European biofuels policy. The Paper describes how the European biofuels policy will cause indirect land use change of a magnitude of 69 000 km2 of forests, wetlands and other ecosystems; an area twice the size of Belgium.

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Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático

Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático presenta información sobre los servicios que prestan los humedales en la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, haciendo hincapié en los humedales de Cuyo, en el marco del proyecto componente humedales del Programa Nacional de Acciones para la Adaptación al Cambio Climático.

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Efectos de las actividades humanas sobres los humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra los diferentes impactos de las actividades humanas en los humedales del Delta del Paraná, evidenciando la contribución que los humedales brindan al bienestar de nuestra sociedad y la necesidad de conservarlos.

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Humedales y medios de vida

A menudo se piensa que la conservación de la naturaleza impide la lucha contra la pobreza, y viceversa - que no es posible conservar la naturaleza y combatir la pobreza, al mismo tiempo. Wetlands International, a través de su programa de humedales y medios de vida, sostiene que no sólo los esfuerzos de conservación de la naturaleza y el desarrollo se refuerzan uno al otro, sino que en realidad se necesitan mutuamente para alcanzar el éxito.

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Gestión de humedales y medios de vida

El conjunto de humedales que existen en la cuenca baja del río Paz (manglares, esteros, ríos y mar); proveen de servicios ecosistémicos fundamentales para la sostenibilidad de los medios de vida de las comunidades locales y su bienestar. Más del 70% de la población de la zona depende de forma directa de los servicios ecosistémicos que prestan, especialmente de la pesca, la recolección de crustáceos y moluscos, del agua para el consumo humano y la producción y de la madera o la leña.

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Flood Prediction tool OPIDIN

Brochure by Wetlands International Africa on the Flood Prediction Tool for the Inner Niger Delta in Mali and how this tools benefits freshwater biodiversity, especially fish populations. 

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Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (poster 2)

Poster: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (2)

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Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (Poster)

Poster: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

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¿Qué son los turbales?

Esta publicación define el significado de los turbales, muestra los beneficios y valores, como así también la importancia de su conservación mediante herramientas tales como el proyecto "Estrategia y planificación territorial para el uso racional de las turberas de Tierra del Fuego".

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Bienes y servicios ecosistémicos de los humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra a través de investigaciones los valores y funciones vitales que brindan los humedales del Delta del Paraná y que contribuyen al bienestar humano de la población de la zona de influencia.

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Inundaciones y sequías, Dos caras del mismo Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación da cuenta de la realidad ecológica de los humedales del Delta del Paraná, mostrando como los impactos del cambio climático y los incendios están afectando los pulsos naturales sequía-inundación de los humedales y en consecuencia a las actividades productivas de la región.

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Terraplenes y áreas endicadas del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra el mapa de los terraplenes y endicamientos de la región del Delta del Paraná realizado en base al análisis e interpretación visual de una serie de tiempo de imágenes satelitales y a información corroborada mediante visitas a campo, sobrevuelos y entrevistas a informantes calificados (pobladores locales y técnicos).

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Marco Jurídico Institucional del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación da cuenta de la situación jurídico-institucional de la región, mostrando los instrumentos legales que facilitarían el ordenamiento ambiental territorial de la región del Delta del Paraná, contribuyendo al Plan Integral Estratégico para la Conservación y el Uso Sostenible del Delta del Paraná (PIECAS).

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Flyer - Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Sikka, NTT

Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi pesisir dipadukan dengan pemberdayaan ekonomi masyarakat

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Flyer - Hutan Mangrove

 Flyer ini memberikan gambaran akan fungsi dan manfaat hutan gambut serta permasalahan dan cara mengatasi permasalahannya

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Folleto "Conservar los humedales del Delta para la Gente"

Se trata de un documento de comunicación que permite dar una primera introducción al proyecto “ Conservación de los humedales y Modos de Vida del Delta del Paraná”. Además, este folleto incluye información sobre las funciones y valores (Bienes y Servicios) que poseen los humedales y cuales son las amenazas e impactos que los afectan.

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Protect Our Coral Reefs and Coastal Ecosystem

Poster ini mngajak masyarakat untuk menjaga kelestarian batu karang dan ekosistem pantai 

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Information sheet on palm oil & peatlands

This paper shines light on the issue of greenhouse gas emissions due to conversion of areas with peatsoils for palm oil production, including for biodiesel. The paper will focus on palm oil in Southeast Asia; the most relevant area for vegetable oil production on peatlands, with alarming greenhouse gas emissions as a result.

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Pilot project for Sustainable Coastal management in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s coastal and marine biodiversity faces many threats ranging from habitat destruction, climate change (coastal erosion, flooding and droughts), hunting, collection of sea turtle eggs, to land use change as a result of agriculture and settlement and fish stock overexploitation. However, there are initiatives already addressing some of these issues for some time.

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Poster - Prévenir la mal-adaptation

Prévenir la mal-adaptation: Protéger et restaurer les zones humides pour s'adapter au changement climatique, le poster d’Aldo Suryadiputra et l'équipes de communication du HQ et WIA.

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Poster - Peatland loss fuels climate change

The title of this poster is "Peatland loss fuels climate change". It is a cartoon showing the conversion of peatlands into palm oil plantation, which causes the relases of CO2 through burning practices as well as oxidation of the peat soil from the deforestation and drainage. The palm oil company employee has his pockets filled with dollars, stating "We plant oil palm to save the climate, and get REDD and biofuels subsidies".

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Poster - Prevent mal-adaptation: protect and restore wetlands to adapt to climate change

"Prevent mal-adaptation: protect and restore wetlands to adapt to climate change" is the title of this double-sided cartoon poster explaining how wetlands serve to mitigate impacts and thereby help to adapt to climate change.

The poster is in size A0, in landscape showing two windows: a well-adjusted wetland with happy well-fed people and liveliy biodiversity. On the other side a big dam is built, where animals and people suffer.

You can click to download the complete A0 poster (55mb) below or download the A5 poster (smaller).

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Poster-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

This the A3 sized poster of:

Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility.

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD

You can download by clicking on the link.

 

 

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The Global Peatland Fund flyer

This the flyer of the Global Peatland Fund, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by rehabilitating degraded peatlands – especially peatswamp rainforests in Southeast Asia. Peatland rehabilitation and conservation are extremely cost effective carbon mitigation options (US$7 to US$17 per tonne of CO2).

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Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation brochure

This 6-page brochure demonstrates how wetlands in a healthy, intact condition can greatly contribute to attenuate the water related impacts of climate change. Due to their ability to store and slowly release water, these wetlands are a vital lifeline in periods of extreme droughtsWetlands International urges governments, development organisations and finance institutions to integrate wetlands into climate change adaptation strategies. .

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Торговый путь купца Новинского / Merchant Novinsky’s Trade Route

Иллюстрированный буклет содержит описание нового туристического маршрута, который пройдет по территории российского национального парка «Себежский» и белорусского заказника «Освейский», связанных единой озерной системой. This illustrated booklet provides description of a new ecological route created in the Sebezhsky National Park of Russia and the Osveysky Nature Reserve of Belarus sharing a single lake system.

 

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Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway

As an important part of the "Wetland School Network Programme Popularized in Asian Countries along the East Asian-Australasian Waterbird Flyway", the booklet entitled "Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway" is characterized by easily understandable language and attractive illustrations used for explanation of wetlands,shorebird and flyway, which is uesful for students to enhance the wetland awareness and encourage them to portect environment and wildlife by their own hands. The booklet is edited and designed by Wetlands International.

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Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation by the Community for the Sustainability of Fishery Resources in Weh-Sabang Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province

Weh Island, well known as Sabang is the one of the most outer island of Indonesia (0 km point of Republic Indonesia). Weh Island’s coastal ecosystems is dominated by coral reef, it made Weh Island famous as marine tourism. Tsunami December 2004 destroyed Weh Island especially its coral reef ecosystem where many of them buried with sand. 

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Networking to Conserve our Biodiversity
BIOMAC aims to coordinate conservation efforts in 7 countries: Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Cape Verde. BIOMAC, which seeks to harmonise these actors and their activities, will drive the process of setting up an environmental early warning system and support capacity building from local communities to decision-makers alike.
 
 
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Save Our Mangroves!

Wetlands International Africa and IUCN are combining their efforts within the PRCM to promote a wiser use of mangrove resources. The unique functions and values of mangroves sustain a high level of biological productivity which is extremely profitable to both animal species and human beings. This ecosystem, rich with species of flora and fauna, plays an important ecological and economic role for countries along the West African coast.

 

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Protecting the West African Manatee

Under the PRCM umbrella, Wetlands International Africa brought together many international partners and led the development process of the manatee conservation strategy, with the support of the Abidjan Convention.

 

 

 

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Экскурсии на болото. Материалы в помощь учителям. (Excursions to Wetlands: Manual for Teachers.)

Книга содержит информацию о болотах: их свойствах, животном и растительном
мире, необходимых условиях для сохранения их функций. Приводятся примеры
экскурсий и даются материалы, которые могут быть использованы как на уроках
в школе, так и при проведении внеклассных занятий.

 

 

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Impact of dams on the people of Mali

This brochure provides a base for decisions regarding the use of water of the Upper Niger. The brochure presents facts about proposed and existing dams and on the costs and benefits, winners and losers.

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Factsheet Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation

Wetlands International has a long standing history in investigating the role of wetlands in relation to water provision and supplies, flood pervention and increasing coastal resilience to extreme weather events. This factsheet on this role of wetlands in adapting to climate change was made for the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Bonn, June 2009.

 

 

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A Model for Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation in Kuala gigeng Area, Aceh Besar

A coastal forest Arboretum in Kajhu village and Gampong Baro, Aceh Besar district: Integrating ecosystem rehabilitation with environmental education and economic empowerment

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Leaflet - Percontohan Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kawasan Kuala Gigang Kabupaten Aceh Besar

Arboretum Tanaman Hutan Pantai di Desa Kajhu dan Gampong Baro Kabupaten Aceh Besar : Keterpaduan antara Rehabilitasi Ekosistem, Pendidikan Lingkungan dan Pemberdayaan Ekonomi.

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