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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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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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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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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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33 Examples of the Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands in Japan

This booklet is aimed for facilitating greater dialogue on the relationship between wetlands and people that will lead to the conservation and restoration of wetlands, community revitalization, capacity development and international exchange in Asia and in the world. It was published in “Inventory of Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands” project (2008-2011), which was funded by the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency. Original Japanese version is available.

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Strategic Intent 2011-2020

The Strategic Intent 2011-2020 is the ten year outlook for our organisation and the overarching strategy for the organisation worldwide. It reflects the new challenges for wetland conservation and the increasing relevance of wetland condition to human well-being in today’s world.

 

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Annual Review 2010

Our annual review provides a great and global overview of all our achievements, our projects, our publications and other products, our donors and our financial situation.

 

 

 

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Migratory movements of waterfowl in Central Asia and avian influenza emergence

In this study, historical data derived from over 80 years of bird ringing are combined with recent satellite tracking data to delineate migration routes, movement chronology and habitat use patterns of waterfowl in relation to H5N1 outbreak locations. Results confirm migratory linkage between breeding and moulting areas in northern Kazakhstan and southern Siberia, with nonbreeding areas in the Caspian, Black and eastern Mediterranean Sea basins, as well as with South Asia. 

 

 

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Flying over an infected landscape: distribution of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 risk in South Asia and satellite tracking of wild waterfowl.

This study suggests that the continental-scale dynamics of HPAI H5N1 are structured as a number of persistence areas delineated by domestic ducks, connected by rare transmission through migratory waterfowl.

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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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The Global Peatland CO2 Picture

The report presents the first overview ever of peatland carbon data for all countries and regions of the world.  For every country/area information is given on extent and status of peatlands, volume of the peat resource and on CO2 emissions from different types of land use, both for the year 1990 as well as for the year 2008.

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Annual Review 2009

The review charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2009. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to the Copenhagen Climate summit and a personal story from one of our projects. New this year is also our Climate Neutrality Report, as promised in last year’s Annual Review.

 

 

 

 

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Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook

Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook –Eastern Japan version
An easy-to-read manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms
This version covers eastern Japan (Hokkaido to Ise-bay for the Pacific side, Noto-peninsula for the Sea of Japan side).

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湿地と文化と技術インベントリー(試作版)

"Inventry for the Culture and Technology of Wetlands (Draft)"

The result of trial worksheet research on"wetland culture and traditional practices" answerd by stakeholders of wetlands all over Japan.

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Wetlands and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

This book presents a baseline of information that helps understanding of how WASH and wetland service provision are connected, why these linkages are vital and how they can be better managed. Furthermore, the publication presents a set of principles to be taken on by sector professionals as a way forward to improve integration in the future. The publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between individuals and organisations from the wetland conservation sector and the water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.

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AWC Newsletter 17

In this edition, the AWC Coordinator, Dr. Bharat Jethva announces the dates for 2010 census. An update of the 2009 census is provided along with details of milestone 20 year review of the Asian Waterbird Census. News from the region follows.

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Status of Waterbirds in Asia

This report summarises the results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) from 1987 to 2007, comprising counts at 6,705 sites in 27 countries. A total of 1,387 sites met at least one of two criteria of internationally important sites according to the Ramsar Convention. Of these, 312 sites were reported to support more than 20,000 waterbirds, and 1,382 sites recorded more than 1% of the biogeographic population of at least one species of waterbird. The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), conducted each year in January, is a waterbird and wetland-monitoring programme initiated in 1987 within the framework of the International Waterbird Census.

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Postcard - 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 postcard explaining how wetlands serve to mitigate impacts and thereby help to adapt to climate change.

The postcard is 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.

 

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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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Postcard-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

This is the postcard of:

Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility. 

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD.

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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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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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生物权利的理论与实践 (Biorights)

生物权利是一种创新的财务机制,旨在使脱贫和环保相结合,通过提供小额贷款支持可持续发展。生物权利办法可使地方社区摒弃不可持续活动,并积极参与到环境保护和恢复中来。在合同期结束时,如果顺利完成环境保护服务,则小额贷款可转化为最终付款。生物权利将市场驱动工具整合到了较为传统的保护与发展措施中,从而提供了一条创新办法,即地方社区提供生态系统服务,例如,碳吸收、淡水供应和生物多样性等,并由全球的利益相关者支付报酬。这样一来,生物权利办法就将非政府组织、政府、私营部门和地方社区的环保和发展意愿融为了一体。多个实际应用项目证实,作为一个强有力的工具,生物权利可解决当今面临的重大环境问题,包括气候变化和生物多样性损失。鉴于针对减少发展中国家的毁林和森林退化的排放(REDD)发展和联合国千年发展目标所做出的大量工作,生物权利有可能实现全球目标。

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Annual Review 2008

The Annual Review 2008 charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2008. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to climate change adaptation and on incentive mechanisms for community-based wetland management. As you can read in the Achievements and projects sections of this review, Wetlands International was highly active in all regions during 2008. The outcomes that we achieved in 2008 are important in themselves, but most are just steps towards much longer-term goals to bring about lasting benefits to people and nature. 

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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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"Wetlands"

A report of "survey and symposium on culture and practice of wetlands" project in 2008.


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Biorights in Theory and Practice

Bio-rights is an innovative financing mechanism for reconciling poverty alleviation and environmental conservation. By providing micro-credits for sustainable development, the approach enables local communities to refrain from unsustainable practices and be actively involved in environmental conservation and restoration. Micro-credits are converted into definitive payments upon successful delivery of conservation services at the end of a contracting period.

 

 

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Invisible Connections

This book and its wonderful photographs by Jan van de Kam bring to life the dramatic journeys of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, the importance of their staging sites and the need for international cooperation to maintain this cycle. "Invisible Connections" is a wonderful photographic journey that follows the migration of shorebirds flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic through East Asia to Australasia. It highlights one of nature's most spectacular phenomena and reveals the surprising and little-known connections that exist between countries, habitats and people through this migration.

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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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"Wetlands"

As a side event of COP10 2008, Wetlands International Japan held a workshop titled "the Cultural Values of Wetlands: Case Studies from Agia."

The book reports the whole program/ speeches/ addresses, along with power point materials used during the session.

"Wetlands"

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Annual Review 2007

Our Annual Review 2007 covers our global organisation and presents the financial information, all our projects, publications and achievements. Wetlands International clearly demonstrated in 2007 the important role it can play as a science-based organisation that can act as a global witness - bringing key facts from the field to the attention of policy-makers. A good example of this was our role in highlighting and quantifying the role of wetlands and especially peatlands as the worlds’ biggest natural terrestrial carbon stores – and demonstrating that through restoration of damaged wetlands we can cost-effectively reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and even halt and reverse them, through carbon sequestration. Equally our role in a number of global and regional projects addressing the avian influenza threat has been to provide data on waterbirds and wetlands so as to contribute to the understanding of how the disease spreads, analyse risks and help countries to make preparations for an outbreak.

 

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Final Report: The Project on the Conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland, Yunlin, Shaanxi Province

 This project final report presents an overall summary of this conservation project supported by Shell China Exploration and Production Company Limited (SCEPCo) in 2006-2007.

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June 2007 Report on the Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Community around Hongjiannao Wetland, Shaanxi Province; The conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland.

 This report is the result from the Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Community around Hongjiannao Wetland, Shaanxi Province, directed at the conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland. China.

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Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China

UNDP - GEF - Government of China funded project

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Ramsar Spirit and Wise Use of Wetlands

DVD introducing the concept of wise use with case studies from Ramsar Wetlands from throughout Japan.

Funded by the Japan Fund for the Global Environment

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Third National Bitterling Summit in Kasumigaura

The programme and paper summaries of the summit, which served to gather researchers, locals and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the bitterling.

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Waterbird Population Estimates, Fourth edition

This publication sets the global standard in presenting estimates of the numbers and trends of waterbird populations throughout the world. This fourth edition provides a comprehensive update on information last provided in 2002 and summarizes population data on 878 waterbird species. Please download as it is out of print

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Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Internationally Important Sites

The report provides the most recent estimates of population sizes of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway and identifies internationally important sites by species and country.

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Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation Brochure

When wetlands are in a healthy, intact condition, they can greatly contribute to increasing our resilience to the impacts of climate change. Wetlands International presents in this brochure 3 cases how wetlands can play a significant role in adaptation to climate change.

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AWC Development Strategy 2007-2015

The strategy presented here provides a clear direction and way forward for all of us working with and for the census. The strategy is intended to function as a guide not only for Wetlands International and the organisations that coordinate the AWC in the region but also for each individual who participates, supports or expresses interest in the AWC.

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