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Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

This is the second edition of the publication that informs on management and finance options to achieve emissions reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services from peatlands.

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Saving peatlands (brochure)

Peatlands support millions of people around the world, store twice as much carbon as all forests worldwide, and are home to many threatened species of plants and animals. Peatland degradation has devastating economic and social consequences. Wetlands International promotes global and national land use practices and policies that counter peatland destruction and degradation, promote conservation incentives and support local communities.

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Waterbird Populations Estimates Fifth Edition

This is the Summary Report of the Fifth Edition of the Waterbird Population Estimates, whose main objective is to provide a global overview of the status and trends of world’s waterbird populations; one of the most remarkable components of global biodiversity. It accompanies the searchable online Waterbird Information Portal (http://www.wetlands.org), which provides unprecedented access to all the data and information from five editions, as part of Wetlands InternationaI’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.

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2011 At a Glance

As an organisation, Wetlands International made big strides forward in 2011. These will help us achieve the goals of our new 10-year Strategic Intent (2011-2020). With the seal of good governance from the Dutch Central Bureau on Fundraising under our belt, and growing recognition of our distinctive approach and niche, we proudly share with you some highlights of 2011. Enjoy the read!

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Strategic Intent 2011-2020

The Strategic Intent 2011-2020 is the ten year outlook for our organisation and the overarching strategy for the organisation worldwide. It reflects the new challenges for wetland conservation and the increasing relevance of wetland condition to human well-being in today’s world.

 

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Annual Review 2010

Our annual review provides a great and global overview of all our achievements, our projects, our publications and other products, our donors and our financial situation.

 

 

 

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The Global Peatland CO2 Picture

The report presents the first overview ever of peatland carbon data for all countries and regions of the world.  For every country/area information is given on extent and status of peatlands, volume of the peat resource and on CO2 emissions from different types of land use, both for the year 1990 as well as for the year 2008.

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Annual Review 2009

The review charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2009. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to the Copenhagen Climate summit and a personal story from one of our projects. New this year is also our Climate Neutrality Report, as promised in last year’s Annual Review.

 

 

 

 

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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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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-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

This the A3 sized poster of:

Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility.

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD

You can download by clicking on the link.

 

 

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Postcard-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

This is the postcard of:

Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility. 

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD.

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Annual Review 2008

The Annual Review 2008 charts the main achievements, as well as projects, finance and publications of Wetlands International during 2008. Furthermore, it highlights our work in relation to climate change adaptation and on incentive mechanisms for community-based wetland management. As you can read in the Achievements and projects sections of this review, Wetlands International was highly active in all regions during 2008. The outcomes that we achieved in 2008 are important in themselves, but most are just steps towards much longer-term goals to bring about lasting benefits to people and nature. 

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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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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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Annual Review 2007

Our Annual Review 2007 covers our global organisation and presents the financial information, all our projects, publications and achievements. Wetlands International clearly demonstrated in 2007 the important role it can play as a science-based organisation that can act as a global witness - bringing key facts from the field to the attention of policy-makers. A good example of this was our role in highlighting and quantifying the role of wetlands and especially peatlands as the worlds’ biggest natural terrestrial carbon stores – and demonstrating that through restoration of damaged wetlands we can cost-effectively reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and even halt and reverse them, through carbon sequestration. Equally our role in a number of global and regional projects addressing the avian influenza threat has been to provide data on waterbirds and wetlands so as to contribute to the understanding of how the disease spreads, analyse risks and help countries to make preparations for an outbreak.

 

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Waterbird Population Estimates, Fourth edition

This publication sets the global standard in presenting estimates of the numbers and trends of waterbird populations throughout the world. This fourth edition provides a comprehensive update on information last provided in 2002 and summarizes population data on 878 waterbird species. Please download as it is out of print

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Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Internationally Important Sites

The report provides the most recent estimates of population sizes of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway and identifies internationally important sites by species and country.

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Aerial survey of waterbirds in the northern Tanami Desert

A project completion report on an aerial survey conducted over rarely visited, remote wetlands of the northern Tanami Desert, north-western Australia, presenting data on waterbird species and numbers following exceptional inundation.

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AWC Development Strategy 2007-2015

The strategy presented here provides a clear direction and way forward for all of us working with and for the census. The strategy is intended to function as a guide not only for Wetlands International and the organisations that coordinate the AWC in the region but also for each individual who participates, supports or expresses interest in the AWC.

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Shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Status and Conservation of Shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

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Little Curlew and other migratory shorebirds on arid-zone floodplains, inland Australia, 1999-2004

New information on occurrence of five species of migratory shorebird, some in substantial numbers, in floodplain wetlands of the Channel Country, in arid inland Australia.

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Asian Waterbird Census Count Form (Australasia)

Asian Waterbird Census: countform for Australasia (AWC)

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Review of wetland inventory information in Oceania

This report analyses the extent and adequacy of wetland inventory information in the Oceania
Region. The Oceania Region is defined as including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea and east into the Pacific to include a further 13 countries and 8 Territories

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A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania

A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania Scott DA (editor) 1993

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GRoWI. Review of wetlands in Oceania

Review of wetland inventory information in Oceania

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Anatidae Network Working Group Report 2002

Report of the activities under the Anatidae Action Plan, Site Network and Working Group for the 7th meeting of Asia Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Committee, 19-20 June 2002, Kuala Lumpur

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Colour Marking Protocol for Migratory Shorebirds

Shorebird Network – Colour Marking Protocol for Migratory Shorebirds in The East Asian-Australasian Flyway

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Shorebirds in the Yellow Sea

Shorebirds in the Yellow Sea: Importance, threats and conservation status

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Waterbird Conservation Strategy - Annual Report 2001

Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy - Annual Report 2001

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Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005 – Brochure

Brochure on Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

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Census form for Asian Waterbird Census

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Census Form – Australasia

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Presentation at the AWC Coordinators Workshop 2003

Presentation on Shorebird Monitoring in Australia at the Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

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Asian Waterfowl Census 1993

For the 1993 census, 1633 sites were covered in 32 countries including New Zealand. Most of these counts were carried out in the month of January. Additional counts are included from countries where regular counts are taking during other months or from where regular data is not available. Nearly 10 million waterbirds of 285 species were counted by at least 830 participants. The most important species to be reported this year is the Giant Ibis, a rare endemic species that was until recently, believed to be extinct.

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Colour Flagging Protocol for Migratory Shorebirds in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway

It is recognised that there is a need to coordinate all colour marking activities for migratory birds throughout the flyway. In this protocol we have attempted to deal only with colour flagging of migratory shorebirds. If the principles embodied here are accepted by all bird banding schemes and researchers, it would then be appropriate to also attempt international coordination of colour banding in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

The cyclical migration of waterbirds across the globe has been long recognised as a natural wonder. Annually millions of waterbirds fly many thousands of kilometres across a vast range of climates and habitats in response to the urge to nest and to avoid adverse weather conditions. These flights require them to replenish their reserves along the way. This cyclic pattern has occurred for aeons and predates the evolution of mankind.

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A Directory of Wetlands in New Zealand

The list of wetlands in the Directory has a wide coverage which is based on the best of the information available. Many other wetlands exist in New Zealand, some of which may, on further investigation, be of international significance under the criteria used in this Directory. the information in the directory was complied over a year period.

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Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and Their Wetland Habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

This publication is the proceedings of a workshop: "Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and thier wetland habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway", held at Kushiro, Japan during 28 Nov- 3 Dec 1994. Convened by Wetlands International Asia Pacific (formerly Asian Wetland Bureau), the workshop was attended by 92 technical experts and representatives of government from 17 territories and countries of East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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The Status of Wetland Inventories in the Mediterranean Region

Wetlands inventories, encompassing a full description of the location, extent, type, functions, values and threats of all the wetlands in an area, are a pre-requisite for any concerted wetland conservation programme. They provide a basis for determining priorities, for comparing between regions or countries, for establishing planning frameworks, and for measuring the success of conservation actions. For this reason, developing comprehensive wetland inventory and monitoring programme has been a high priority for the MedWed initiative.

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Asian & Australasian waterfowl census 1992

Overall, 1862 wetlands were covered in 30 countries including Australia and New Zealand during the 1991-92 northern winter. Counts were usually carried out in January but sometimes encompassed December/February. In exceptional cases where a strong justification existed, counts were carried out upto early March (Bangladesh) or in November (New Zealand. Over 850 participants were involved in the AWX; over 11.6 million waterbirds were counted, belonging to 282 species.

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