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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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The Marshlands of Southern Iraq

This report is the result of a comparative analysis of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq to six other wetlands in the world. The study was carried out as input for the nomination process of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq as a World Heritage Site. 

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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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Resiliencia Comunitaria: descubriendo nuestras propias fortalezas

Este calendario 2014 se enfoca a la resiliencia comunitaria: es la capacidad de nuestra comunidad expuesta a una amenaza para resistir, absorber, adaptarse y recuperarse de los efectos de los desastres de manera oportuna y eficaz, lo que incluye la preservación y restauración de las estructuras y funciones básicas.

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2014 Annual Plan and Budget

 As our Brand Promise states: Wetlands International is “driven by the knowledge that safeguarding and restoring wetlands is urgent and vital for water security, biodiversity, climate regulation, sustainable development and human health”. We aim to stop the degradation of wetlands and to maximise benefits to people and nature through wetland conservation, restoration and wise use.

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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. Some requirements relate to existing plantations on peat and others are relevant for the development of new plantations.

 

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Side event: Terrestrial Ecosystems with High Carbon Content

Presentations of state-of-the-art information about high-carbon terrestrial ecosystems by leading scientific and research institutions from the Russian Federation and Wetlands International.

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Back to basics on REDD+ safeguards and finance

The REDD+ Safeguards agreed in Cancun aim to:
1. Improve forest governance;
2. Promote the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities and respect for their rights; and
3. Protect biodiversity to ensure ecosystem resilience and permanence of emissions reductions.

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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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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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Una mirada sobre los conflictos y la problemática de la tenencia de la tierra en el Delta del Paraná

La riqueza de los recursos del Delta contrasta con la marginalidad con la que se ha tratado a estos ambientes, más como áreas “improductivas” sobre las que avanzar insertando actividades típicamente terrestres (interviniendo en su naturaleza intrínseca), que como un ecosistema a conservar debido a la importancia estratégica como reservorio de agua dulce. La complejidad ambiental propia del área, asociada al sistema federal de gobierno a partir del cual coexisten distintas jurisdicciones provinciales con sus respectivos municipios y con diferentes marcos normativos e institucionales, se conjuga con una dinámica social con baja participación ciudadana en los procesos de toma de decisiones públicas, planteando un intrincado escenario regional.

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Valoración socio-económica de los bienes y servicios del humedal del Delta del Paraná

En el análisis de los fenómenos sociales desde el punto de vista económico, uno de los aspectos a los que se presta atención es al de las decisiones de asignación de los recursos. Para tomar estas decisiones, las personas toman en cuenta diferentes indicadores, entre los que se destacan los precios de los recursos. Señalar el valor de un recurso en términos monetarios puede ayudar a su cuidado al hacer explícito el costo del desarrollo de actividades incompatibles con su conservación o preservación. En cuanto a los ecosistemas, la valoración de sus recursos naturales puede influir en la toma de decisiones de política, a pesar de las dificultades inherentes a su valoración. En el caso de los humedales, se ha mencionado que una de las razones para su degradación es que muchas de sus funciones no tienen precio y por lo tanto no tienen valor económico para aquellos que toman decisiones.

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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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River Talk Series: with Matthew Reddy, International RiverFoundation

Jane Madgwick sits down with Matthew Reddy, CEO of the International RiverFoundation to discuss the process and prestige of the 1st European Riverprize and the prospects for regional awards in the global south. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference. For more information visit http://www.restorerivers.eu/, http://www.riverfoundation.org.au/ or www.wetlands.org.

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River Talk Series: with Alastair Driver, National Conservation Manager of the UK Environment Agency

Jane Madgwick sits down with Alastair Driver, National Conservation Manager of the UK Environment Agency to discuss the impact in London and the UK after the River Thames won the Internatioanl RiverPrize. Alastair highlights some of the current projects of the Environment Agency and what the future needs are. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna in September 2013. For more information visit http://www.restorerivers.eu/, http://www.riverfoundation.org.au/, http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ or www.wetlands.org.

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River Talk video: Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

CEO Jane Madgwick sits down with Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency to discuss the state of Europe's rivers and how a systemic approach is needed to address the challenges facing Europe's environment. This is one of the seven River Talk videos filmed at the European River Restoration Conference.

 

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River Talk video: Author and Journalist Fred Pearce

CEO Jane Madgwick sits down with acclaimed journalist Fred Pearce to discuss his impressions of the European River Restoration Conference, the potential for rivers to lead the way in the current century of ecological restoration and the need to engage society. This is one of the seven River Talk videos filmed at the European River Restoration Conference.

 

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River Talk video: European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik

CEO Jane Madgwick sits down with Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment to discuss the EU's commitment to rivers, how river restoration can help meet the goal of good ecological status of Europe's rivers and the 1st European Riverprize. 

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Submission on UNFCCC issues relating to agriculture - 2013

This submission provides evidence of the important role played by peatlands in climate change mitigation and adaptation. It explains why those ecosystem services are threatened by agricultural expansion, and in particular illustrates how conventional agricultural practices on peatlands inevitably lead to soil subsidence and consequent flooding of productive land, compromising food security and livelihoods.

 

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Manual para la gestión ambiental de la pesca artesanal y las buenas prácticas pesqueras en la cuenca del río Paraná, Argentina

Las pesquerías de los grandes ríos de América del Sur, el continente más fluvial del planeta, desempeñan un papel crítico en la provisión de alimento, sustento económico y medios de vida en general, teniendo así un papel preponderante en la reducción de la pobreza. La práctica de la pesca artesanal en esta cuenca, y particularmente en su sector del Delta, se ha visto afectada en los últimos años por acentuados cambios en el régimen de uso de la tierra y el aprovechamiento del agua, desarrollo de obras portuarias y de dragado, levantamiento de terraplenes, desecamiento de humedales con fines agrícolas, ganaderos y urbanos, reducción de las áreas de pesca, deterioro de la calidad del agua, aumento no controlado del esfuerzo de pesca, etc.

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Submission on additional CDM activities - 2013

This submission from Wetlands International to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) re-introduces the proposal made by Wetlands International in September 2012 to add "Avoided Drainage" and "Rewetting" as additional activities under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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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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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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African Cranes, Wetlands and Communities

It is encouraging to note that there are numerous crane and wetland conservation projects being implemented in various African countries. In this 11th edition of the African Cranes, Wetlands and Communities Newsletter, we have a mix of stories from the field covering three geographical regions – East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. The articles reflect the diverse issues that have to be addressed to ensure the long-term survival of African cranes. They also highlight the multiple project goals, implementation methodologies, levels of stakeholder engagement and organizational priorities – evidence of remarkable innovativeness among conservationists. 

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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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Position Brief on oil sands mining in Canada

This position brief states our position on oil sands mining in Canada. It highlights our current activites, guiding principles, policies we support and way of working.

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Position Brief on oil and gas development of the Arctic

This position brief states our position on oil and gas development in the Arctic. It highlights our current activites, guiding principles, policies we support and way of working.

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La Economía de los Ecosistemas y la Biodiversidad relativa al agua y los humedales

Este reporte presenta información sobre los servicios ecosistémicos esenciales relacionados con el agua y los amplios servicios ecosistémicos de los humedales. Su objetivo es alentar un impulso adicional en la generación de políticas, el compromiso empresarial y las inversiones en la conservación, la restauración y el uso racional de los humedales.

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Biofuels in Argentina

This publication addresses the many environmental and social issues associated with the growth in soybean cultivation in Argentina for biofuels production, and discusses the impacts on wetlands, the quality and quantity of water, biodiversity and people.

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Biocombustibles en Argentina

Los biocombustibles surgen como respuesta al acelerado agotamiento de los recursos energéticos fósiles y como un producto cuya combustión reduce la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero respecto a los carburantes fósiles. Sin embargo, con el incremento del empleo de biocombustibles a partir de cultivos agrícolas, se ha originado un debate acerca de los impactos de estos productos sobre el medio ambiente.

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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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Annual Report and Accounts 2012

The Annual Report 2012 describes the achievements of Wetland International’s global network of offices over the year 2012. The audited Annual Accounts 2012 consist of the (consolidated) accounts of the Foundation Wetlands International and the Association Wetlands International.

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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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Global Water Agenda: WASH & Ecosystems

A Presentation by Susanne Boom

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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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Inventario de los humedales de Argentina

El Corredor Fluvial Paraná-Paraguay constituye el principal co­lector de las aguas superficiales de la Cuenca del Plata, des­tacándose por presentar grandes extensiones de humedales, que se caracterizan por el régimen de pulsos con fases de inundación y sequía. Sus flujos de agua integran regiones con distinta historia geológica, ecológica y cultural, funcionando como corredor térmico, geoquímico, biogeográfico, de trans­porte humano y de diferentes modalidades de vida. Estos humedales albergan una excepcional biodiversidad y brindan importantes bienes y servicios a la sociedad.

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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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Workshop Report on Woodcock and Snipe

This volume is the Proceedings of the Seventh European Woodcock and Snipe Workshop organised by the Woodcock & Snipe Specialist Group of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Wetlands International. This international meeting was held in May 2011 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and attended by 50 participants from 11 countries.

It contains 27 papers and abstracts covering a wide range of topics on biology, monitoring and management, chiefly focusing on Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) and Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago). 
 
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Sarovar Vol - II

Sarovar Newsletter Volume II

The second issue of Sarovar- newsletter of Wetlands International – South Asia focuses on the integration of wetlands in water management. It was released on the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, which had the theme ‘Water and Biodiversity’. Read more

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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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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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