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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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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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Panduan Pengelolaan Budidaya Tambak Ramah Lingkungan di Daerah Mangrove

Budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan ramai didengungkan akibat kerusakan lingkungan pesisir (mangrove) yang parah, salah satunya akibat kegiatan pembukaan lahan untuk tambak. Sehingga konsep budidaya tambak ramah lingkungan lebih sering disebut sebagai budidaya tambak yang melestarikan mangrove sebagai jalur hijau atau penanaman mangrove di tambak (silvofishery).

 

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Information sheet on palm oil & peatlands

This paper shines light on the issue of greenhouse gas emissions due to conversion of areas with peatsoils for palm oil production, including for biodiesel. The paper will focus on palm oil in Southeast Asia; the most relevant area for vegetable oil production on peatlands, with alarming greenhouse gas emissions as a result.

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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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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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A Quick Scan of Peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe

A Quick Scan of Peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe reviews the status, conservation and use of peatlands in the countries participating in the BBI-Matra Programme (Belarus, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Turkey). Geographically, it covers central and eastern Europe together with the non-European part of the Russian Federation.

 

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Fact book for UNFCCC policies on peat carbon emissions

This fact book provides insight in the global greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands. It was made to inform delegations at the UN climate change conventions. 

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Vision of a new Ramsar regional initiative for Black Sea coastal wetlands (BlackSeaWet vision)

This publication is a background document for a new regional Ramsar initiative, which includes a brief overview of current status of coastal wetlands and main threats to them, legal framework and conservation activities related to coast and coastal wetlands, present mission, vision, key targets and objectives of BlackSeaWet Initiative.

BlackSeaWet vision

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Portfolio of Actions for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Black Sea Coastal Wetlands

The publication is made within the framework of the Wetlands International project "Establishing the foundations for the launch of a Black Sea Regional Initiative for the wise use of coastal wetlands (BlackSeaWet)". The Portfolio of Actions was prepared by national teams involved in the project. Present actions needed for coastal wetlands conservation and sustainable use are represented in a format understood by donors. It is supposed that the Portfolio will be used to achieve objectives of the new Ramsar regional initiative (BlackSeaWet).

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Peatlands in National Inventory Submissions 2009

An analysis of the National Inventory Submissions of European countries with respect to GHG emissions from peatlands/organic soils with identification of gaps and proposals for improvement. This report was produced for the UNFCCC climate change meeting in Bonn, August 2009. The substantial greenhouse gas emissions from peatland drainage can largely be avoided through peatland rewetting and restoration. There is, however, doubt to whether emission reductions from peatland can be correctly quantified and transparently reported. This report analyses the most recent (2009) National Inventory Submissions of 10 European countries to evaluate their experiences with the reporting of anthropogenic peatland emissions.

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Methane emission from peat soils (organic soils, histosols) - Facts, MRV-ability, emission factors.

This report looks at methane emissions from wet peatlands, discusses the mechanisms behind these emissions, and presents tentative emission factors. This report was produced for the UNFCCC climate change meeting in Bonn, August 2009. Huge reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions can be attained by rewetting drained peatlands. A post-2012 framework aiming at peatland rewetting must, however, also address associated methane (CH4) emissions.

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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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Bio-rights dalam teori dan praktek

Bio-rights adalah sebuah mekanisme pendanaan inovatif yang ditujukan untuk menggabungkan upaya pengentasan kemiskinan dan upaya konservasi lingkungan melalui penyediaan kredit mikro untuk pembangunan berkelanjutan.Pendekatan ini mendukung penduduk setempat untuk tidak melakukan tindakan kontraproduktif dan justru secara aktif terlibat dalam upaya-upaya restorasi dan konservasi lingkungan.

 

 

 

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Planting trees to eat fish

This book draws on the experiences of four projects (in Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia/Malawi and Mali) that combined conservation and development goals. The four projects demonstrated – each in a different way – how improving livelihoods and conserving wetlands can go hand in hand. The book tells the story of the problems that the individual projects faced, and how they were addressed. In addition, there is a review of seven other wetland-based projects from around the world.

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Emission factors for managed peat soils - An analysis of IPCC default values

This paper evaluates IPCC approaches to greenhouse gas emissions from managed organic (peat) soils and notices that the IPCC Guidelines 2006. This report was produced for the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn, June 2009. Peatland drainage leads to peat oxidation, resulting in large losses of carbon and nitrogen to theatmosphere with an estimated global magnitude of 2-3 Gt/CO2-eq per year. The conservation and restoration of peatlands can provide a major contribution to the mitigation of climate change. Improving guidance and capacity for reporting of peatland emissions will prove valuable to the current negotiations towards a post-2012 climate agreement.

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Are emission reductions from peatlands MRV-able?

Globally very significant GHG benefits can accrue by avoiding peatland degradation and by actively restoring peatlands. This report, produced for the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn, June 2009, addresses the question whether the results of such actions are measurable, reportable and verifiable.

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Wetlands of European Russia: Guidebook.

A guidebook on wetlands around Moscow, which serve as popular holiday destinations. The wetland areas described include the Cranes Homeland area, Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland, the National Parks of Losiny Ostrov,  Meshchera, Meshchersky, Ugra, Smolenskoye Poozerye and Pleshcheevo Ozero, and the Nature Reserves of Oksky, Polistovsky, Rdeisky and Tsentranlo-Lesnoi.

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"Wetlands"

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


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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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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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Ecología no reproductiva y conservación del Charlatán (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) en noreste de Argentina

Esta obra amplía considerablemente nuestro conocimiento sobre la ecología no reproductiva del Charlatán, el único ictérido migratorio neártico que llega a nuestro país.  Se reproduce en Canadá y el norte de EE.UU., migrando luego hacia el sur de América del Sur en la temporada no reproductiva, donde se asocia a zonas de humedales de Paraguay, Bolivia, Brasil y norte de Argentina. Si bien el hábitat no reproductivo del Charlatán son los pastizales bajos y bañados, en la actualidad las mayores abundancias han sido registradas en arroceras.

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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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Biodiversity of the Sedili Kechil Wetlands

The booklet gives information about Sedili kechil, conservation efforts in the areas, its ecosystem and biodiversity.

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Including peatlands in post-2012 Climate Agreements:

A report on the policy options to include peatlands in UN-climate policies. Produced as input for Wetlands International's policy activities during the UNFCCC climate summit (COP 14) in Poznan, December 2008. Produced by Joanneum Research, Austria, Commissioned by Wetlands International

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Provisional report of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project

In December 2005 the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project (CKPP) was established with the overall objective of conserving the natural and economic value of the peatswamp areas of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. This report describes the experience and lessons learned over the three-year project. It explains the project's approach, the challenges of succesful peatland restoration and conservation, the project's achievements, and future opportunities for this area and other peatland regions in Indonesia.

Through the production of this draft document, the CKPP consortium would like to invite comments from people interested in CKPP’s work.

 

 

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Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

The objective of this guideline is to provide the reader with an appropriate knowledge and understanding over the aspects of mangrove silviculture (planting) for coastal protection.

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Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Integrating Ecosystem Conservation and Poverty Reduction Objectives in Wetlands

This study was driven by two objectives: to develop a framework and methodology for assessing the outcomes of conservation-poverty reduction initiatives and to apply it to such initiatives in wetlands to understand conditions and methods that can support the integration or balancing of ecosystem conservation with poverty reduction.

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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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Question and Answer factbook on peatlands

This booklet provides you with a all the most recent facts and figures about peatlands, with a focus on tropical peatlands. Subjects that are explained are peatland occurance, their rate of degradation globally, carbon loss and impacts on climate change and facts about restoration efforts.

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Les forets inondées: trésors du Delta Intérieur du Niger au Mali

Le présent rapport décrit le contexte et la genèse des forêts inondées du Delta Intérieur du Niger, leur importance pour les populations et pour la nature, et leurs populations ichtyologiques et aviaires. Par ailleurs, il donne un aperçu complet de l’état actuel des forêts ainsi qu’un plan stratégique pour la restauration et la protection de ces forêts pour l’avenir.   

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Inventory of Bulgarian wetlands and their biodiversity

An inventory of Bulgarian wetlands and their biodiversity

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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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Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook (Sendai Bay Version)

An easy-to-read manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms

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Serial CAKRA 7: Karyawisata ke Pesisir yang Sehat

Ingin tahu lebih banyak lagi tentang ekosistem pesisir yang yang sehat dan manfaat lebih lainnya tambak silvofishery? ikuti ceritanya. 

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Serial CAKRA 6: Petualangan Menyelamatkan Penyu

Dalam komik ini diceritakan bagaimana Cakra dan kawan bertualang untuk menyelamatkan penyu dari ancaman orang-orang yang jahat.

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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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Green Coast in the press

On the Green Coast project we have been overwhelmed by the press coverage for theproject. This document gives an overview of what others write about us.

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POST TSUNAMI ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: A POLICY PERSPECTIVE

This report describes the process and outcomes of the post tsunami environmental challenges. It describes findings related to environment and policy issues in critical areas such as coastal defences, fisheries, livelihoods and reconstruction.

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Policy road show in India- a workshop report

Five road shows were conducted in India with the aim to present the policy research findings before the community through NGOs and CBOs and
to seek suggestions to make strong policy recommendations. This report describes the outcomes of the workshops.

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Technical guidelines for establishment of a coastal green belt

The need to establish a coastal green belt following the post-tsunami scenario has led to unregulated and disoriented rehabilitation work that are likely to have serious negative consequences. This publication sets out specially designed guidelines to ensure that well integrated greenbelts emerge in conformity with basic standards and policies set out for coast conservation

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