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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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Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

The “red thread” for our work in 2013 was our increasing connection, dialogue and influence with other civil society organisations, business and industry. As you glance through the Achievements section in the report, you will see many concrete examples of this, with on-ground and policy results evident from the local to global scale. Through our major programmes we have demonstrated how wetlands play a vital role in securing biodiversity, strengthening livelihoods, increasing community resilience natural hazards like floods and droughts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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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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Manglares de Panamá: Importancia, mejores prácticas y regulaciones vigentes

El libro "Manglares de Panamá: Importancia, mejores prácticas y regulaciones vigentes" presenta una herramienta para la conservación y la educación ambiental sobre los manglares de Panamá.  El documento que se presenta, es el resultado de aportes de autoridades gubernamentales, expertos, académicos, organizaciones no-gubernamentales y comunidades de todo el país que trabajan con los manglares y sus recursos.

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Global Newsletter August 2013

The August 2013 Global Newsletter features news from around the Wetlands International Network. We look at how integrated water management works in Senegal, how soybean is the new boom in Argentina and how river restoration is an antidote for Europe's flood woes. 

Through the newlsetter you can visit the work of Wetlands International and our partners in field. Enjoy the read. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sustainable Coastal Zone Management in Sierra Leone

This video presents the work of Wetlands International Africa in the Sustainable Coastal Zone Management in Sierra Leone, where together with the government and communities is focused on the Establishment of Marine Protected Area in the Yawri Bay and developed sustainable, alternative livelihood options to reduce over-fishing.

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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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Program "MANGROVE CAPITAL" Meningkatkan Ketahanan Pesisir

 Mangrove sebagai komponen kunci dalam pertahanan pesisir dan pengembanganakuakultur

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Kajian Baseline Data Desa-Desa Pantai Kabupaten Pemalang

Maksud dari kegiatan survey di wilayah pantai ini adalah tersusunnya hasil kajian/baseline data pantai di kabupaten Pemalang sebagai dasar untuk perencanaan pengelolaan pesisir secara berkelanjutan dengan memperhatikan kelestarian lingkungan hidup.

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Kajian Ekosistem dan Tutupan Lahan di Desa Noebesa, Kecamatan Amanuban Tengah, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS), Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)

Kajian ini merupakan bentuk kerjasama antara Wetlands International - Indonesia Programme (WIIP) dengan berbagai pihak terkait di lapangan sebagai wujud dukungan terhadap Desa Noebesa menuju pengelolaan ekosistem yang lebih baik terkait dengan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana. Kajian ini melibatkan beberapa ahli (specialist) yang berpengalaman dalam bidang kehutanan, ekologi, GIS, reklamasi tambang, dan kerentanan, serta didukung oleh mitra lokal dan masyarakat Desa Noebesa.

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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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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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State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia contains 21% of the global total mangrove area with 45 of the world's 75 true mangrove species can be found there. This report aims to provide the current state of mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia.

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Conservación de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata en Argentina

La necesidad de contar con herramientas apropiadas para la evaluación  del estado de conservación de las especies es cada vez más urgente. Esta publicación intenta analizar algunos aspectos clave para la evaluación de peces de importancia comercial de la Cuenca del Plata en Argentina.

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Endicamientos y terraplenes en el Delta del Paraná

En los últimos años el Delta del Paraná se ha vuelto centro de atención por la extracción de los recursos naturales, la sustitución de la vegetación nativa, las intensas sequías y los fuegos y la modificación de los patrones de drenaje debido a la ganadería a gran escala y la agricultura. La construcción de endicamientos y otras obras de infraestructura por medianas a grandes empresas está afectando negativamente a los humedales, las comunidades locales y a las pequeñas unidades productivas.

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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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Pengelolaan Lahan Basah Pesisir dan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana di Indonesia

Buku ini menguraikan berbagai hal mengenai jenis-jenis bencana yang sering terjadi di kawasan

pesisir, peran dan manfaat lahan basah pesisir dalam pengurangan resiko bencana (PRB), beberapa instrumen/kebijakan yang berperan dalam PRB dan identifikasi berbagai pihak baik yang terlibat secara langsung maupun tidak, serta upaya-upaya yang telah dilakukan dalam pengelolaan lingkungan lahan basah terkait dengan pengurangan resiko bencana di Indonesia.
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Mobile Exposition: Save Our Mangroves!

Save Our Mangroves! is a mobile exposition in three languages: English, French and Portuguese, which highlights the importance of mangrove forests in West Africa, the drivers of their destruction and what Wetlands International African and IUCN Senegal do to preserve them.

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Civil procedure for researching benthic invertebrate animals inhabiting tidal flats in eastern Japan

In this paper, we describe our attempts to make quantitative research studies and precise identification of benthos species a civil procedure with a method that is not only simple but also semi-quantitative and analytical. From field tests and field practices, we propose the following method as the civil procedure. 

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Les Communautés Confrontees aux Changements Climatiques en Guinée-Bissau

Les Communautés Confrontees aux Changements Climatiques en Guinée-Bissau est un video sur la problematique des Changements Climatiques dans les zones cotieres et du mangrove en Guinée-Bissau, produit par Wetlands International Afrique.

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Dead planet, living planet

This UNEP publication features many case examples of the work of Wetlands International. Editor Ritesh Kumar collected showcases from Wetlands International from all around the world; from the mangroves of West Africa to the peatlands in Southeast Asia. “Dead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable developmentis a contribution to the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity and is a complement to the UNEP-hosted Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) which is bringing visibility to the wealth of the world’s natural capital.

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Panduan Pengelolaan Budidaya Tambak Ramah Lingkungan di Daerah Mangrove

Budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan ramai didengungkan akibat kerusakan lingkungan pesisir (mangrove) yang parah, salah satunya akibat kegiatan pembukaan lahan untuk tambak. Sehingga konsep budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan lebih sering disebut sebagai budidaya tambak yang melestarikan mangrove sebagai jalur hijau atau penanaman mangrove di tambak (silvofishery).

 

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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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Indonesia Programme's Summary 2005-2009

This publication is a 5-year overview of the activities of the Wetlands International Indonesia Programme (WI-IP). Wetlands International Indonesia Programma (WI-IP) is part of the global network of Wetlands International, working at global, regional, national and local levels to achieve the goals of conservation and wise use of wetlands, as a contribution to the realisation of sustainable development. Its mission is:  to sustain and conserve wetlands, including their resources and biodiversity for future generations. To achieve this mission, WI-IP does and will continue to work together with all relevant elements of society and government, including educational institutions, media and the private sector. 

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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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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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Rapport Annuel 2008 - Wetlands International Afrique

Ce rapport annuel de Wetlands International Afrique retrace les activités et les réalisations de l'année 2008. Il n'est disponible qu'en français et en version électronique pour cette édition.
 
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Vision of a new Ramsar regional initiative for Black Sea coastal wetlands (BlackSeaWet vision)

This publication is a background document for a new regional Ramsar initiative, which includes a brief overview of current status of coastal wetlands and main threats to them, legal framework and conservation activities related to coast and coastal wetlands, present mission, vision, key targets and objectives of BlackSeaWet Initiative.

BlackSeaWet vision

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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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An Assessment of Lessons Learnt from the “Green Coast”

This report provides the lessons learned during the implementation of the Green Coast programme in in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) Province and Nias Island, in Aceh province in Indonesia during the period between the year 2005 and the 2008. This lesson learned document particularly studied various information and the field data that related during the project periode. Hence, this result expected will provide the information of project realisation sufficiently.

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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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Stratégie de Conservation du Lamantin ouest africain

Cette stratégie de conservation sert de source de référence actuelle et exhaustive pour la situation du Lamantin ouest africain dans son aire de distribution naturelle qui s’étend du sud de la Mauritanie à l’Angola en direction du Sud. Le rapport identifie en outre les principales menaces qui pèsent sur l’espèce et met en relief les actions de conservation prioritaires et les recommandations formulées par les pays de la sous-région.

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Suggestions pour la version préliminaire des Résolutions pour la COP 10 de la Convention Ramsar sur les zones humides

Dans ce document , nous soulignons nos recommendations pour les Résolutions de la Convention Ramsar COP 10 en République de Corée qui a lieu du 28 Octobre au 4 Novembre 2008.

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Cambios propuestos a los Proyectos de Resolución para la COP 10 de la Convención de Ramsar sobre los Humedales

En este documento resaltamos (en negrita) las enmiendas propuestas para los Proyectos de Resolución para la COP X en Corea. Por favor no dude en contactarnos para cualquier consulta. Esperamos contar con su apoyo en Corea.

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Recommendations for Ramsar COP 10

Attached the recommendations on the draft resolutions of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands COP 10, 28 October till 4 November 2008 in Korea.

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Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

The objective of this guideline is to provide the reader with an appropriate knowledge and understanding over the aspects of mangrove silviculture (planting) for coastal protection.

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