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Recommendations for CBD post-2010 strategic targets

Wetlands International gives two recommendations for the CBD post-2010 strategic targets.

A. New, stand alone target on water

B. Proposed revision of draft CBD target 14 

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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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"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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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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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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Submission to the Programme of Work on the Biological Diversity of Inland Water Ecosystems

This submission to the CBD technical meeting in May 2010 in Nairobi (SBSTTA) contains Wetlands International's suggestions on the Indepth Programme of Work on Inland Waters.

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Conservation of Transboundary Belarusian-Russian and Russian-Ukrainian Wetlands

 This CD-ROM represents the results of activities carried out under the Wetlands International’s Project on Development of a programme for transboundary wetland conservation along the border of the Russian Federation with Belarus and Ukraine and contains an overview of the current status of wetlands located in the border areas of the Pskov, Smolensk, and Bryansk Regions of Russia, the Vitebsk, Mogilev, and Gomel Regions of Belarus, and the Chernigov and Sumy Regions of Ukraine, as well as a draft programme for the conservation of wetlands in this transboundary region.

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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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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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Loktak Newsletter Volume - V

The fifth volume of newsletter Loktak, jointly published by Wetlands International-South Asia and Loktak Development Authority, focuses on the managing Athaphum, a destructive form of fishing using vegetation enclosures which presently choke the entire lake. Also within this issue is a special article on wetlands and climate change, the 2010 theme for World Wetlands Day. Download the newsletter here

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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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Protecting the West African Manatee

Under the PRCM umbrella, Wetlands International Africa brought together many international partners and led the development process of the manatee conservation strategy, with the support of the Abidjan Convention.

 

 

 

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Impact of dams on the people of Mali

This brochure provides a base for decisions regarding the use of water of the Upper Niger. The brochure presents facts about proposed and existing dams and on the costs and benefits, winners and losers.

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The Environmental atlas of the Southern Bug River Basin

Atlas contains 14 maps: administrative map of the basin, physical map, climat in hot and cold periods, river network, network of monitoring of water quality, vegetation and transport network, main water reservoirs, discharges of sewage and reused waters, water supply points, urbanized territories, environmental assessment of water quality, protected areas, and agricultural lands as well as a linear scheme of the Southern Bug River and two of its main tributaries: Synyukha and Ingul Rivers.

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Водно-болотные угодья Московской области: природные, экономические и историко-культурные аспекты (Wetlands in the Moscow Region: natural, economic, historical and cultural aspects)

Публикация подготовлена в рамках проекта "Содействие сохранению биоразнообразия водно-болотных угодий Московской области" по результатам работ по инвентаризации водно-болотных угодий региона и оценке их современного состояния.

This publication (in Russian) represents the results of wetland inventory and evaluation activities carried out under the Wetlands International’s Project on Promotion of wetland biodiversity conservation in the Moscow Region of the Russian Federation through the development of a Regional Strategy and Action Plan for Wetland Wise Use.

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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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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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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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Loktak Newsletter Vol.4

Fourth in series, the newsletter brings in an update on conservation and management of Loktak Lake, Manipur a Ramsar site and a large freshwater wetland in northeast India. The current issue focuses on water management. It summarizes the various issues related to current water management which is focused on human uses (particularly hydropower generation) ignoring other ecological requirements for wetland functioning.

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Water scarcity problem-solving in Kenya wetlands (video)

This video shows how collective water management can prevent conflict and improve water availability, use for agriculture and other aims in the Kimana wetlands at the foot of the Kilimanjaro in Kenya, Africa. 

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Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

On 8 November 2007 the People’s Government of Shaoxing City hosted a symposium, organised by Wetlands International, entitled ‘Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People’. The opening sessions were chaired by Chen Kelin, Director of Wetlands International - China, and the technical sessions and discussion by Mike Ounsted, Chair of the Wetlands and Livelihoods Working Group.

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Supporting livelihoods in Malawi and Zambia (video)

This video highlights two cases of Zambia and Malawi on how better water management can go hand in hand with poverty reduction. It shows the importance of wise use of dambos (seasonally flooded grasslands) for the communities that live around them.

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Biodiversity Conservation and Econet Development: Information Handbook

This information handbook provides basic information on biodiversity conservation, ecological network development and the related legal issues in the Ukraine. 
 

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Atlas du Bassin du Niger / Niger Basin Atlas

Cet « Atlas du Bassin du fleuve Niger », édité avec l’appui technique du World Wildlife Fund (WWF), est consacré à faire mieux connaître l’importance de ces ressources du bassin. Il constitue un guide de découverte du bassin du Niger à travers une série de cartes thématiques dont les principales donnent un aperçu des sites d’importance en matière de diversité biologique et pour la sécurité alimentaire.

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Save Vinogradovskaya Floodplain / Сохраним Виноградовскую пойму!

The leaflet contains information on the important wetland site of Vinogradovskaya (Faustovskaya) Floodplain in the Moscow region. It covers the aspects of wetland wise use and conservation, and provides practical recommendations on measures to conserve the waterbird habitats in the area. The leaflet is targeted at decision-makers and agricultural managers and will be circulated to all land users in the floodplain and ajacent areas.

 

 

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Vinogradovskaya Floodplain / Виноградовская пойма

The brochure contains information on the internationally important wetland site of Vinogradovskaya (Faustovskaya) Floodplain of the Moskva River, including a map of the area, with the boundary of Moskvoretsky Wildlife Refuge indicated, pictures of water birds that occur at the site, with information on protected species, description of threats to the site's ecological character and recommendations on measures that help to conserve the floodplain biodiversity. This publication is mainly targeted at sport hunters, fishermen and other people involved in outdoor recreation in the Moscow region.

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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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The Niger, a lifeline

An extensive study on the impact of existing and planned dams in the Upper Niger. Impacts such as irrigation, hydropower generation but also loss of agricultural and grazing lands, changing fish stocks and biodiversity loss are quatified and compared. Multidisciplinary in nature, this study draws on the fields of hydrology, ecology and environmental economics.

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Facts about violated World Bank and African Development Bank Policies in the controversial Bujagali Project

The World Bank and African Development Bank and other International Finance Institutions (IFIs) are trying to help Uganda develop additional power generation capacity to meet the growing electricity demand, which has exerted strain on the existing power generation capacity that has resulted in severe loading shedding and power-cuts, which in turn is retarding economic growth and negatively affecting natural resources use and management. Government’s fixation on the development of a controversial Bujagali hydropower dam at the expense of alternative and better energy options has aggravated the energy crisis in the country.

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Water Management (Hydrological) Assessment of the Black A North in Ex-mega Rice Project - Central Kalimantan

The objectives of this project were: to monitor, to analyse and to provide a graphical presentation (in spatial and dynamic terms) of the dams’ impact on the water table of the project area, and on the socio-economy and biodiversity/ecology. The purpose of programme monitoring was to collect data for the analysis. This analysis covered hydrological modelling that would produce a spatially and dynamically quantitative picture of the size and extent of the impact of canal blocking on the hydrology of the area, in the form of maps and a database.

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Plan de Suivi et de Conservation de l’Écorégion Littoral de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

L’Écorégion marine ouest africaine (WAMER) est l’une des zones les plus importantes en diversité biologique marine et côtière du monde. Elle s’étend sur 3200 km de côte, de la Mauritanie au nord jusqu’en Guinée au sud et jusqu’aux côtes du Cap Vert à l’ouest.

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Land Cover and Avian Biodiversity in Rice Fields and Mangroves of West Africa

Cette étude menée entre 2003 et 2006, est une composante clé du International Policy Programme Biodiversity, 2002-2006 des Pays Bas (BBI). Il met en relief l’importance de la zone écologique de rizières et de mangroves en Afrique de l’Ouest pour les personnes et pour la biodiversité. Il identifie et documente aussi les menaces pesant sur ce système et propose des recommandations en termes de politiques à mettre en place pour une gestion rationnelle.

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Le Niger, une artère vitale

Cette étude pluridisciplinaire, couvre les domaines de l'hydrologie, de l'écologie et de l'environnement. Elle vise à mettre au point un outil d'aide à la prise de décision pour une gestion efficace du Haut Niger.
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WI Policy Brief World Water Forum 2006

This brochure is especially developed for distribution at major events like the Convention on Biodiversity in Brasil and the World Water Forum in Mexico this year. It provides information on why wetlands need to be on the international agenda, why they are important,their destroyment and it gives examples of WI current work.

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Summary of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site Integrated Management Plan

The management plan is to assist the Malaysian Government in meeting its obligations under the Ramsar Convention in relation to the conservation of Tasek Bera.

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The use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment

This booklet provides a valuable introduction to constructed wetlands and it will raise awareness of their value among environmental professionals. The use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment is becoming widespread all over the world due to the demand for water quality improvement for reuse; and also to compensate for the loss of natural wetlands. 

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Stratégie régionale en éducation et sensibilisation du public sur les zones humides en Afrique de l'Ouest

L’une des raisons essentielles de la disparition des zones humides dans la sous-région est l’ignorance de leurs valeurs, de leurs fonctions et des produits associés. Le manque d’une politique nationale sur les zones humides entraîne l’insuffisance de la diffusion de l’information vers les personnes directement ou indirectement liées aux zones humides par leur aménagement ou leur utilisation.  Cette stratégie vise à combler ce gaps dans la sous région
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Post-tsunami Conservation Issue and Challanges

Wetlands International South Asia (WISA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature – India
(WWF-India) coordinated a consultative meeting involving NGOs and Research Institutes
with an interest in addressing conservation and sustainable development issues to build
upon assessments and relief measures already being carried out by the Government of
India. This provided a common platform for planning and implementation of inputs into
future initiative being developed/planned at various levels.

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Ruoergai high altitude peatlands

Factsheet about our research and recommendations for conserving and restoring these crucial wetlands in China. These wetlands are crucial for preventing floods and droughts in parts of China. Moreover, they store huge quantities of carbon. Currently, these areas are degrading at an alarming rate.

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Flow scenarios for Chilika Lagoon, India

Choosing the best flow regime scenario

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Ukrainian Rivers Network bulletin (#1-2, 2004)

The bulletin contains information on the Small grants Programme “Save Your River”, the URN members’ activity, launching of the URN web-site and other information on problems of rivers.

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The Atlas of Loktak

Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake The goal of Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake is to improve water management of the lake and sustain its resources for the benefit of the local communities on a long-term basis. The purpose is to build capacity within Loktak Development Authority, other concerned institutions and local communities for effective management of lake. The ultimate purpose is to provide livelihood security to the local communities while ensuring conservation of the Loktak Lake.

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Wise Use of Water Resources - An Essential Element of Sustainable Development

The proceedings were prepared on the basis of reports from the participants of the Third Workshop of the Ukrainian Rivers Network. The publication also includes papers by scientists from the Uzhgorod National University and representatives of local authorities and institutions of Zakarpattya Oblast that supported the meeting. The papers present topics such as environmental policy, wise use of water resources, recommendations for methods to conserve water bodies, the conservation and restoration of biodiversity, monitoring of water systems, nature conservation and education.

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Loktak Newsletter Vol 3

In this issue:

- Sustainable Fisheries Development of Loktak Lake

- Community Based Fisheries Management

- Problems of Fishing Community of Loktak Lake

- Ecological Approach for Enhancing Fish Yield of Loktak Lake

- Highlights of Project Implementations

- News Brief

- Diary Dates

- News - WISA

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Delta Interieur du Fleuve Niger

Ecologie et gestion durable des ressources naturelles

Delta Interieur du Fleuve Niger

L'hydrologie du Delta Interieur du Niger est fortement influencee par les crues du fleuve qui varient d'annee en annee. La hauteur de la crue a une incidence d'une part sur les productions primaires et secondaires du le Delta Interieur du Niger et d'autre part sur sa superficie inondable.

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Ukrainian Rivers Network bulletin (#1, 2001)

The bulletin contains information about the All-Ukrainian Seminar "Public Participation in Conservation of Small Rivers in Ukraine", Declaration and Conclusions of the Seminar, establishment of Ukrainian Rivers Network and Regulations on it approved by the participants of the Seminar and other materials.

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