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Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático

Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático presenta información sobre los servicios que prestan los humedales en la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, haciendo hincapié en los humedales de Cuyo, en el marco del proyecto componente humedales del Programa Nacional de Acciones para la Adaptación al Cambio Climático.

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Will the Inner Niger Delta shrivel up due to climate change and water use upstream?

When the climate will change in the Sahel, this will have an impact on the flooding of the Inner Niger Delta and, therefore, also on its ecological and economic functions. This report evaluates the human-driven changes in the hydrology of the Upper Niger and the possible additional impact of a climate change. The data sets used by Zwarts et al. (2005) are re-analysed and updated (as far as possible) for recent years: annual rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin, annual river discharge of Bani and Niger upstream of the Inner Niger Delta, water use (dams and irrigation schemes upstream of the Inner Niger Delta), and maximal annual flood extent of the Inner Niger Delta. 

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Flood Prediction tool OPIDIN

Brochure by Wetlands International Africa on the Flood Prediction Tool for the Inner Niger Delta in Mali and how this tools benefits freshwater biodiversity, especially fish populations. 

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Vegetation of the river Yamuna floodplain in the Delhi stretch, with reference to hydrological characteristics

The present study highlighted the importance of allocation of water for periodic inundation to maintain floodplain characteristics including aquatic/semi-aquatic vegetation cover as critical to the management of the river ecosystem. The current policy of water use focused entirely on human uses ignoring ecological requirements, and had clear adverse implications on the health of the river ecosystem.

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Communities in the face of Climate Change in Guinea Bissau

This video tells the story of how mangrove dependent communities in Guinea Bissau are affected by climate change and how Wetlands International Africa's work helps them to adapt to these changes.

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Policy brief for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2010

The meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010 (COP 10) has put the biodiversity target for 2020 on the agenda. These targets in fact set the agenda regarding biodiversity policies for the coming years. Wetlands International international has used this document to advocate for improved  targets; focusing on the role of healthy ecosystems for water supplies and carbon storage.

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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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Towards a further extension of the OPIDIN tool

OPIDIN is a predictive model to forecast the flooding of the Inner Niger Delta when the water starts to raise. OPIDIN is an acronym for Outil de Prediction des Inondations dans le Delta Intérieur du Niger. A first version of OPIDIN was developed in 2009 within a study carried out by Royal Haskoning (lead), Altenburg & Wymenga Ecological Consultants and Wetland International. This study was financed by “Partners for Water”, a joint initiative of six departments of the Government of the Netherlands. Wetlands International (Séveré) took the initiative to explore the possibilities to extend the model and asked A&W to investigate how OPIDIN may be extended and improved.

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Input for the 2020 targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Input from Wetlands International on the draft targets for 2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Cost-effectiveness of wetlands for climate change adaptation

This paper highlights the role of specific wetlands for climate change adaptation. It iis made for the meeting of the UN FCCC 'Nairobi Working Programme' on climate change adaptation in Madrid, April 2010.

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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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Poster - Prévenir la mal-adaptation

Prévenir la mal-adaptation: Protéger et restaurer les zones humides pour s'adapter au changement climatique, le poster d’Aldo Suryadiputra et l'équipes de communication du HQ et WIA.

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Wetlands International Policy brief UN climate Conference Copenhagen

This policy brief summarises the position of Wetlands International for a post-2012 climate agreement. It provides text suggestions for incorporating the emissions from peatlands in decisions on land use emissions in both developed countries and developing countries. Currently, peatland emission remain unaccounted in Annex 1 countries and are in danger to remain ignored under REDD schemes. The policy brief also emphasises the role of wetland conservation and restoration in climate change adaptation strategies. 

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

The poster is in size A0, 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.

You can click to download the complete A0 poster (55mb) below or download the A5 poster (smaller).

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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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Capacity building and policy dialogues on: Community- and Ecosystem-based Climate Change adaptation

Wetlands International invites climate change professionals from non-Annex I countries to participate in our 2010 capacity building programme and policy dialogues on ecosystem based adaptation to climate change. Therefore, we request your inputs and specific suggestions for this programme.

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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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Striking A Balance (video)

This video shows how Wetlands International and partners in Zambia and Malawi have improved the management of seasonal wetlands or Dambos and thereby have improved livelihood conditions of local communities living in them. 

 

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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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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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Integration of High Altitude Wetlands into River Basin Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

This is a policy review and capacity building needs assesment for integration of High Altitude Wetlands into River Basin Management in Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. The Hindu Kush Himalayas is replete with wetlands distributed throughout the region at different latitudes, longitudes and altitudes. Fed primarily by melting glaciers, these wetlands play an enormous role in ecological and economic security of the region through their wide range of ecosystem services, including supporting local livelihoods, regulation of hydrological regimes, carbon sequestration and support to biodiversity.

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Better use of the water of the Inner Niger Delta in a changing climate (Video)

This video shows images from the Inner Niger Delta in Mali, Africa and interviews with local farmers and fishermen and women on how the water of the Niger River can be better used and how climate change has an impact on their livelihoods.

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Climate Change Adaptation - Jhelum Basin Experiences (video)

Melting glaciers and more extreme precipitation are some of the predicted impacts of climate change. Areas around the Himalayas strongly depend on the stable water flows from these ice covered mountains. The film explains the issue and the role of wetlands in these mountain areas in regulating water flows; mitigating the impacts of climate change.

 

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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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Silvofishery in Aceh and Nias - Leaflet

Leaflet on how the GREEN COAST PROJECT promotes SILVOFISHERY in Aceh and Nias.

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Mangrove forests for coastal protection (video)

A film by Wetlands International in which we explain and demonstrate how conservation and restoration of wetlands can be a cost-effective strategy for climate adaption. The film shows how restoring mangroves and other coastal nature can reduce the impacts of climate change such as extreme storms and sea level rise.

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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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Serial CAKRA 2 : Petualangan di Hutan Gambut

 Pada edisi kali ini CAKRA berteman dengan mantan musuh-musuhnya untuk membangun tambak ramah linkungan dengan tetap mempertahankan tumbuhan bakau di dalam  dan sekitar tambak.

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