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Keterlibatan Masyarakat Dalam Pengelolaan Kawasan Pesisir dan Laut

Kegiatan hybrid engineering ini dilaksanakan di Desa Timbulsloko, Kecamatan Sayung, abupaten
Demak, Provinsi Jawa Tengah. Pemilihan lokasi ini mengacu pada lokasi program Pengembangan
Desa Pesisir Tangguh (PDPT) yang dilaksanakan oleh Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (KKP). Bekerjasama dengan KKP, struktur hybrid engineering telah dibangun di dukuh Bogorame dan dukuh Wonorejo, Desa Timbulsloko pada bulan Oktober‐November tahun 2013.

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Pelatihan “Pemetaan Ekosistem dan Rehabilitasi Pantai Berbasis Masyarakat di Kabupaten Sikka dan Lembata “ Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur

Dalam pelatihan ini, peserta difokuskan untuk memperoleh pemahaman dan pengetahuan tentang
aspek-aspek dalam pengelolaan ekosistem pesisir dalam konteks Pengurangan Resiko Bencana
(PRB) dan perubahan iklim (adaptasi dan mitigasi) berbasis masyarakat. Pengetahuan dasar mengenai ekosistem, restorasi, perubahan iklim dan kebencanaan disampaikan pada awal pelatihan guna menyeragamkan pemahaman peserta terlebih dahulu. Secara khusus, pelatihan ini
memberikan pengetahuan dan pengalaman kepada peserta tentang tata cara mengelola atau melaksanakan rehabilitasi pesisir.

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Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

This assessment of vulnerability level and capacity at the sites mentored by WIIP was designed to ascertain the characteristics and frequency of hazards faced by the local community, as well as the capacity possessed by the community, and the sites vulnerable to disaster impact. The authors are aware that this report is far from perfect. Field constraints were a limiting factor in the acquisition of data and information.Nevertheless, the authors hope that all the information contained in this report will be of use to the community, local village and district/municipal governments, as well as to other parties who have an interest in reducing the disaster risk at those sites, and that in future it will be a consideration in sustainable ecosystem management, and in deciding on mitigation steps for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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Kajian Baseline Ekosistem Mangrove di Desa – desa di Kabupaten Pohuwato dan Bolaang Mongondow Selatan

Penilaian kondisi awal (Baseline Asessment) suatu wilayah dalam konteks ekosistem merupakan hal yang sangat penting dalam rangka menyelaraskan kondisi serta potensi suatu lokasi proyek dengan desain dan rencana proyek. Kajian dilaksanakan di desa-desa dan kecamatan yang terpilih menerima Program Fasilitas Dana Hibah Skala Kecil (Small Grant Facility/SGF) di Provinsi Gorontalo dan Sulawesi Utara.

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Downstream Voices

Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locally – running ever more sophisticated climate models to generate data on the climate in Bamako, Mali in 2040, for instance – and then working out how to “adapt” to the change. 

While ever bigger super-computers with ever more sophisticated climate models still attempt that, there is a growing realisation that we will never know in any detail what is coming down the track. 

This report makes the case for addressing ecosystem degradation as one of the root causes of risk and vulnerability and for opting for ecosystem-based solutions as a way to reduce disaster risk and build community resilience.  It focuses on water-related hazards in particular, as they make up a vast majority of risks, and are often exacerbated by inadequate water and natural resource management. 

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WKLB Vol. 22 No 2, Juli 2014

Indahnya alam Indonesia, menyejukkan jiwa. Namun sayangnya , keindahan itu selalu diiringi kerusakan yang membuat merana. Ibarat dua sisi mata uang, indah dan punah bak sepasang
kata yang tidak dapat terpisahkan. Potret tersebut juga tersajikan pada tulisantulisan edisi kali ini.
Mudah-mudahan informasi dan data yang tersaji ini, bisa menjadi pengetahuan dan motivasi untuk kita terus berfikir dan berkarya bagi pulihnya alam lingkungan dari segala kerusakan.

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A sustainable solution for massive coastal erosion in Central Java

We developed a new approach called ‘Hybrid Engineering’, which addresses delta and coastal vulnerability in an integrated manner. This approach accommodates economic and livelihood development needs, and combines technical and ecosystem-based solutions. The Hybrid Engineeringapproach is aimed to work with nature rather than against it.

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Building with Nature Documentary

Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilometres of land are lost and this will exacerbate with climate change. Hard structures like sea walls are ineffective in mud-coasts, expensive and unable to adapt to climate change. Furthermore, they fail to provide the economic, environmental and social services that healthy ecosystems offer. We combine ecosystem based solutions like mangrove restoration with engineering, called ´Building with Nature´. With this multi-stakeholder approach we build safe coastlines that adapt to sea level rise and simultaneously introduce sustainable land uses for prosperity. We aim to mainstream the Building with Nature approach in coastal management across Indonesia for climate change adaptation and to catalyse change through a large scale implementation in Central Java.

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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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Laporan Kegiatan Keterlibatan Masyarakat Dalam Pengelolaan Kawasan Pesisir dan Laut

Salah satu permasalahan utama yang dihadapi oleh kawasan pesisir di Indonesia adalah tingginya
tingkat erosi pantai atau abrasi. Proses erosi pantai terjadi karena adanya ketidakseimbangan pergerakan sedimen dari dan ke pantai, dimana jumlah sedimen di pantai yang tergerus oleh gelombang dan arus lebih tinggi daripada jumlah sedimen yang dibawa oleh pasang surut ke pantai.  Fenomena ini dipicu oleh kegiatan‐kegiatan yang menyebabkan perubahan keseimbangan alam seperti pembukaan hutan mangrove.

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WKLB - Vol 22 no 1, April 2014

Wetlands International telah memproklamirkan Identitas Baru organisasi termasuk logo baru. Mulai edisi kali ini, WKLB tampil dengan perwajahan baru. Semoga, ini menjadi peyemangat baru bagi kita semua dalam menjaga dan merestorasi lahan basah.
 

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Dutch wetlands inspire Indonesian coastal managers

Indonesia plans to restore the eroding areas of its coastline in Java and Bali with nature based approaches inspired on Dutch methods. Also other vulnerable coasts in Indonesia will be looked at. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), environmental organisation Wetlands International and research institute Deltares last week Friday formally agreed to collaborate in the effort to tackle the erosion problems of Indonesian coasts.

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Submission on mitigation potential of peatlands to the UNFCCC

About one quarter of all human induced greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry and other land use, mainly from land use change, fertilizer use, livestock and peatland degradation. This submission to the UN Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) discusses the mitigation potential through the conservation and restoration of peatlands and calls for addressing peatlands as a priority in the world's pre- and post 2020 ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Q&A To Constructed Wetlands

The booklet "Q&A To Constructed Wetlands" provides a better understanding on the use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater as compared to conventional methods.  This booklet was jointly produced by The National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) and Wetlands International, Malaysia.

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Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat

This report provides a review of available scientific information and published literature on impacts of using tropical peat for oil palm cultivation in Southeast Asia. It describes carbon flows and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from native and degraded forest and oil palm plantations on peat, as well as other environmental impacts and social and economic aspects of the cultivation of oil palm on peat. Based on the available literature, the report presents conclusions on the gaps in knowledge, uncertainties and confusion in existing datasets. 

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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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WKLB Vol. 21 No.4

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah sebagai sarana kecil dalam berbagi informasi dan pengalaman di bidang perlahanbasahan, terus berupaya mengetengahkan informasi-informasi dan pengalaman dari berbagai kalangan di berbagai tempat. Semoga agihan sederhana ini dapat menjadi bahan inspirasi dan edukasi bagi kita semua.

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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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Practical guidance for implementing RSPO Principles & Criteria in relation to peatlands

This manual provides guidance to oil palm growers to adjust their planning and practices according to the new RSPO Principles and Criteria related to peatlands. These specific requirements address the issues of greenhouse gas emissions, soil subsidence and peat fires resulting from peatland drainage for oil palm cultivation.

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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol 21 No.3, Juli 2013

Kami haturkan terima kasih dan penghargaan setinggi-tingginya khususnya kepada seluruh penulis yang telah secara sukarela berbagi pengetahuan dan pengalaman berharganya untuk dimuat pada majalah ini.

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The response of mangrove soil surface elevation to sea level rise

Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves can reduce risk to people and infrastructure from wave damage and flooding. The continued provision of these coastal defence services by mangroves is dependent on their capacity to adapt to projected rates of sea level rise. This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation in response to local rises in sea level.

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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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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol. 21 No. 2, April, 2013

Air adalah sumber kehidupan. Ia akan terjaga dengan baik apabila lahan basah sebagai wadah dan sumber air juga terkelola dengan baik. Kerusakan lahan basah, akan berdampak timbulnya bencana alam, kelangkaan air bersih, dan hancurnya bumi yang kita pijak ini. Untuk itu, pengelolaan antara lahan basah, air dan bumi haruslah terpadu dan tidak bisa dipisah-pisahkan.

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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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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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Policy Brief on Indirect Land Use Change and Peatlands

In this policy brief to the EU parliament and ministers, Wetlands International offers recommendations to effectively address indirect land use change emissions (ILUC) from peatlands. We also provide factual information on peatlands and greenhouse gas emissions and emphasise the following key points:

  • Biofuels production on peatlands increases greenhouse gas emissions
  • Indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions from peatlands are significant
  • Drainage of peatlands is unsustainable
  • EU rules on biofuels and proposals on ILUC are inadequate
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State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with coastlines measuring a total length of 95,181 km, making it the country with the fourth longest coastline in the world (EarthTrends WRI, 2003, and Rompas, RM.2009). All along the coast are the estuaries of rivers great and small that flow the whole year round thereby enabling mangroves to thrive, particularly on shores sheltered from the waves, such as lagoons, deltas, coral and sand bars. Currently, Indonesia’s mangroves cover 30,000 square kilometres, 21% of the global total mangrove area, and contain 45 (not including introduced species) of the world’s 75 species of true mangrove (Spalding et al., 2010). As a result, Indonesia is known as the country possessing the most mangroves, both in terms of area and number of species.

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Annual IWC Count Totals: African-Eurasian Waterbird Census

This annual report summarises the totals per country per species of all waterbirds counted under the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian region. The 2012 report includes counts from 72 countries between 2009 - 2012. The data in this report has been collected by thousands of individuals and collated by National Coordinators, whose names and organisations are listed in the file "Contributors".

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AWC Newsletter 19 (Dec 2012)

AWC Newsletter #19, of Dec 2012 brings you up to date on progress of the AWC network over 2012 and looks ahead at 2013.

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Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves

Mangroves can reduce storm surge water levels by slowing the flow of water and reducing surface waves. Therefore mangroves can potentially play a role in coastal defence and disaster risk reduction, either alone or alongside other risk reduction measures such as early warning systems and engineered coastal defence structures (e.g. sea walls).

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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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Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

This is the second edition of the publication that informs on management and finance options to achieve emissions reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services from peatlands.

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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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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol. 20 No.4 Oktober 2012

Melalui kegiatan yang aktif saat ini dilakukan, WI-IP bersama mitra-mitra terkait terus mencoba berusaha memulihkan dan mengembalikan “kekuatan” ekosistem lahan basah khususnya pesisir melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi kawasan. Secara sinergi, kegiatan rehabilitasi tersebut juga diikuti dengan pengembangan perekonomian masyarakat. 

 

 
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Waterbird Populations Estimates Fifth Edition

This is the Summary Report of the Fifth Edition of the Waterbird Population Estimates, whose main objective is to provide a global overview of the status and trends of world’s waterbird populations; one of the most remarkable components of global biodiversity. It accompanies the searchable online Waterbird Information Portal (http://www.wetlands.org), which provides unprecedented access to all the data and information from five editions, as part of Wetlands InternationaI’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.

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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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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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Information Pack on Conservation and Management on Peat Swamp Forest

This report from our Malaysia Office provides up to date knowledge on the conservation and management of peat swamp forests.

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Reduction of Wind and Swell Waves by Mangroves

This report focuses on mangrove forests and the role they can play in reducing wind and swell waves. While mangrove forests are usually found on shores with little incoming wave energy, they may receive larger waves during storms, hurricanes and periods of high winds. Large wind and swell waves can cause flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure. By reducing wave energy and height, mangroves can potentially reduce associated damage.

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2011 At a Glance

As an organisation, Wetlands International made big strides forward in 2011. These will help us achieve the goals of our new 10-year Strategic Intent (2011-2020). With the seal of good governance from the Dutch Central Bureau on Fundraising under our belt, and growing recognition of our distinctive approach and niche, we proudly share with you some highlights of 2011. Enjoy the read!

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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah

Berbagai informasi dan pengalaman dari para penulis tentang kabar lahan basah akan coba kami paparkan kolom demi kolom. Dari belahan timur negara kita tersaji informasi tentang mangrove dan etnis Papua. Sangat menarik untuk disimak tentang bagaimana potensi, pemanfaatan dan konservasi yang sedang dan akan dilakukan disana. Lalu, apa kabar lahan basah di bumi belahan barat negara kita, khususnya di Aceh pasca tsunami 2004 lalu? Simak informasinya pada kolom Konservasi Lahan Basah
bertajuk “Tujuh tahun pasca tsunami di Aceh”.

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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi April 2012

Dimulai dengan edisi kali ini, WKLB akan setia dihiasi informasi-informasi seputar Teluk Banten dan Nusa Tenggara Timur, hal ini terkait dengan salah satu kegiatan Wetlands International - IP yang difokuskan pada kedua wilayah tersebut melalui program Partner for Resilience (PfR). 

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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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Submission on MRV and drivers REDD+ 2012

This submission on REDD+ from Wetlands International to UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC-SBSTA) presents Wetlands International's views on how to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and national forest monitoring systems. We focus on peatswamp forests, which has some specific characteristics and therefore need specific attention.

 

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Program "MANGROVE CAPITAL" Meningkatkan Ketahanan Pesisir

 Mangrove sebagai komponen kunci dalam pertahanan pesisir dan pengembanganakuakultur

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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Edisi Januari 2012

Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah (WKLB) kali ini menyajikan informasi terbaru mengenai Program “Mangrove Cavital” meningkatkan ketahanan pesisir. Publikasi Januari 2012

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