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El agua y los bosques en la parte alta de la Sierra del Merendón

En la parte alta de la Sierra del Merendón, la disponibilidad del agua es limitada y en algunas partes los usos del suelo no coinciden con su capacidad de uso. Cáritas Diócesis de Zacapa y Wetlands International en el marco de la Alianza por la Resiliencia investigaron en detalle a 5 microcuencas en la parte alta, para brindar el conocimiento que apoye en la toma de las mejores decisiones de todos los actores. Este estudio identificó las áreas cruciales que requieren reforestación para mejorar la recarga hídrica y de esta manera asegurar el agua para toda la población en el futuro.

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A pilot wintering waterbird indicator for the European Union

This report presents a set of indicators showing the status of waterbirds, considering their special importance in the context of the EU Birds Directive, and the effectiveness of other EU policies designed to maintain their habitats in good ecological status, such as the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Composite indices for waterbirds show an overall positive trend for waterbirds, though marine specialist species generally have a less favourable trend than coastal or freshwater specialist species,

This report has been prepared by Wetlands International European Association, using data from the International Waterbird Census, one of the largest and oldest citizen science biodiversity monitoring schemes in Europe. This long-term dataset provides a particularly good basis to assess the effectiveness of the EU Birds Directive and other EU policies for the conservation of waterbirds that winter in significant numbers in the European Union.

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Brochure Reducing floods and land slides in the Agusan Delta, Philippines

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces since 2011 to work together on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in the South of the Philippines. Because we truly want to reduce the chance and impact of disasters, we do not only address the problems in the village, but also assess land and water management and use in the entire river landscape and implement solutions such as better management and restoration of ecosystems. Download the brochure.

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Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation - Opportunities for integration

With case studies contributions from PEDRR partners, this discussion paper highlights opportunities for integration between DRR and CCA through ecosystem-based approaches.

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Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce the damage.

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Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

This report presents the case for adopting the principles of adaptive harvest management framework for waterbird populations in the EU, and even at the flyway scale. The information requirements for such a plan are explored in detail, with a number of supporting case studies provided. This report has been prepared by by the Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group of Wetlands International.

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Resiliencia: el papel de los servicios ecosistémicos en sociedades y paisajes cambiantes

En este breve documento, veremos qué tienen en común los diferentes enfoques que se proponen sobre el concepto de resiliencia y qué características o elementos serían deseables para que una sociedad aumente su resiliencia frente a situaciones de cambio e incertidumbre. Asimismo, propondremos una reflexión acerca del papel que juega la planificación del espacio territorial, el manejo de los paisajes y de los servicios ambientales o ecosistémicos, en mantener y aumentar la resiliencia en condiciones de riesgo creciente.

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Micro-projects to Strengthen Community Resilience

To build the resilience of 23 communities with a high disaster risk rating, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) run micro projects, applying the integrated approach that combines Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) with Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Ecosystem Management and  Restoration (EMR). These communities have analysed their needs and solutions to be dealt with in a micro project. Furthermore, community beneficiaries are trained and their awareness is raised to help them understand how micro projects will contribute to risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration.

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Climate Change Roundtables

Throughout Guatemala, Climate Change Roundtables (MCC) have been created with the purpose of reaching consensus and implementing policies, strategies, and laws to take measures against the effects of climate change. From the outset it has been a goal of the Partners for Resilience
(PfR) programme to support the Climate Change Roundtable, to address issues related to the integrated DRR/CCA/EMR4 approach; in other words: not only to be a point of encounter, but also the necessary vehicle towards resilience.

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The Strategic Inter-Institutional Agenda in Guatemala

Working together to create resilient communities, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) identitied a significant opportunity to increase collaboration between the governing bodies in Guatemala. Partners for Resilience joins the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), the Executive Secretariat of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (SE-CONRED), and the National Council for Protected Areas (CONAP) in the creation of the Strategic Inter-Institutional Agenda, endeavouring to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities with an integrated approach.

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