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Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

The “red thread” for our work in 2013 was our increasing connection, dialogue and influence with other civil society organisations, business and industry. As you glance through the Achievements section in the report, you will see many concrete examples of this, with on-ground and policy results evident from the local to global scale. Through our major programmes we have demonstrated how wetlands play a vital role in securing biodiversity, strengthening livelihoods, increasing community resilience natural hazards like floods and droughts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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Q&A To Constructed Wetlands

The booklet "Q&A To Constructed Wetlands" provides a better understanding on the use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater as compared to conventional methods.  This booklet was jointly produced by The National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) and Wetlands International, Malaysia.

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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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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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Wetlands of International Importance in Russia / Водно-болотные угодья России, имеющие международное значение

 This book contains basic information on the 35 wetland sites designated by the Government of the Russian Federation for the List of Wetlands of International Importance under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971).

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33 Examples of the Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands in Japan

This booklet is aimed for facilitating greater dialogue on the relationship between wetlands and people that will lead to the conservation and restoration of wetlands, community revitalization, capacity development and international exchange in Asia and in the world. It was published in “Inventory of Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands” project (2008-2011), which was funded by the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency. Original Japanese version is available.

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Трансграничные водно-болотные угодья России и Украины в долинах рек Десна и Снов / Под ред. Ю.П. Федотова. – Брянск, 2010. 84с. (Transboundary Russian-Ukrainian Wetlands in the Desna and Snov River Valleys. 2010. Yu.P.Fedotov, ed. - Bryansk. 84 pp.)

The book addresses the issues of transboundary wetland conservation and migrating water bird studies in the Desna River floodplains. The book contains the description of physical features of the border areas between the Bryansk (Russia) and the Sumy and Chernigiv (Ukraine) Regions; major wetland types, rare and endangered species occurred in this transboundary region; and existing and proposed protected nature areas. Information on the most important wetland sites is presented in the Ramsar Convention format. Results of waterbird counting activities carried out in 2004 and 2010 are discussed in four articles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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湿地と文化と技術インベントリー(試作版)

"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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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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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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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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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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Журавлиная родина. Заказник (Crane Homeland Nature Reserve)

Брошюра посвящена заказнику "Журавлиная родина", особо охраняемой природной территории на севере Московской области. Издана в рамках проекта по сохранению водно-болотных угодий Московского региона. This brochure (in Russian) addresses the Dubna Mire or Crane Homeland nature reserve in the Moscow region in Russia.

 

 

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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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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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Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China

UNDP - GEF - Government of China funded project

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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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Los Humedales de la Argentina (video)

En el año 2007, se llevó a cabo la producción de un documental en español e inglés de 43 minutos que ilustra la diversidad de los humedales que existen en la Argentina, así como los beneficios que estos ambientes brindan al hombre.

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Tasek Bera. A Semelai Medicine Chest in the Malaysian Rain Forest

Tasek Bera is home to the indigenous Semelai people. Like other indigenous people, the SEmelais havea  stron affinity to their natural surroundings. Through generations, they have adapted to survial in this area through utilising their natural resources. This book documents how the Semelai's use plants and flowers around Tasek Bera for medicinal, prophylatics, intoxicants and as aphrodisiacs.

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Wetlands of International Importance of Ukraine

This publication contains information on all 22 Ukrainian wetlands of international importance designated as Ramsar site (31-12-98).

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Mangrove Guidebook for Southeast Asia

This book represents our first attempt to classify all mangrove species in Southeast Asia. It also aims to serve as a guidebook for those involved in the management and conservation of mangroves in Southeast Asia.

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Renforcer les politiques pour la gestion et l'utilisation rationnelle des zones humides dans quatre écorégions

Ces recommandations issues de négociations dans 5 pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest et de l'Atelier final de validation tenu à Bamako en 2007 avec les décideurs sont un outil pour la prise de décision. Elles ont été endossé par les pays concernés qui devront en tenir compte dans les actions futures.

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Directory of Ukraine’s Wetlands

The Directory includes information on 33 wetlands of international importance with total area of 676,251 ha and 23 wetlands, totaling 211,399 ha, which have a great potential to be included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance (‘Ramsar List’). Annexes include Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and orders of the Ministry for environmental Protection of Ukraine as well as translation of official documents of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) that are connected with completion of the Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS) 2006 – 2008 version.

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Водно-болотные угодья России. Том 6. Водно-болотные угодья Северного Кавказа

Книга содержит сведения о важнейших водно-болотных угодьях Северо-Кавказского региона России. Приведены детальные описания 53 угодий, отвечающих критериям Конвенции о водно-болотных угодьях (Рамсар, Иран, 1971).

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Brochure de présentation du BBI

Présentation des 4 écorégions concernées par le BBI et des objectifs du Programme. Il s'agit d'un document trilingue français, anglais et portugais.

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Водно-болотные угодья России. Том 5. Водно-болотные угодья юга Дальнего Востока России (под общ. ред. В.Н.Бочарникова). - М.: Wetlands International, 2005. - 220 с.

Книга содержит описания 33 водно-болотных угодий, имеющих ключевое значение для поддержания сезонных миграций водно-болотных птиц в пределах Азиатско-Тихоокеанского пролетного пути и отвечающих критериям Рамсарской конвенции.

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Developing a proposed framework for a wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring system (WIAMS) in Malaysia

The key output of this project (Jan – Dec 2002) was the organization of a working group workshop to develop the above-mentioned framework and dissemination of the proposed framework to a wider group of people through the publication of a workshop proceeding.

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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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Black Water Jewel - South-East Pahang Peat Swamp Forest

It is hoped that this book will help unravel the 'jewel' of the 'blackwater' forest in the South-East Pahang region to a wide spectrum of readers.

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Information Pack on Conservation and Management on Peat Swamp Forest

This information pack is designed as a reference for wetland practitioners especially those involved in the conservation and management of peatlands.

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Manual for an Inventory of Asian Wetlands – Khmer

AWI - Manual for an Inventory of Asian Wetlands – Khmer

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Explanatory Note and Guidelines for the Site Description form of the African Waterfowl Census

This Explanatory Note and Guidelines for the Site Description form of the African Waterfowl Census is largely based on the text of the Explanatory Notes and Guidelines for the Ramsar Information Sheet of the Ramsar Convention. It gives clear definitions and descriptions for mutual understanding in the African waterfowl census form.

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Wetlands International Africa Programme Bulletin 2

The functions and corresponding values of wetlands

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Wetlands International Africa Programme Bulletin 3 French

Gestion des zones humides et implication des communautés locales

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Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring

Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring: An Introduction (Jonathan Davies)

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Mediterranean Wetland Inventory Database User’s Manual

MedWet – Mediterranean Wetland Inventory - MedWet Database User’s Manual

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Global Peatland Initiative – Progress Report

Global Peatland Initiative – Progress Report

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Vue d'ensemble des sites Ramsar

Vue d'ensemble des sites Ramsar (French edition of "Ramsar Sites Overview. A Synopsis of the World's Wetlands of International Importance") Frazier S 1999. 48 pages, colour photos, illustrations

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Overview of Ramsar Sites

The second in the series, the "Overview" presents a thematic and graphically illustrated analysis of the world''s Wetlands of International Importance at 31 December 1998, including information on: the regional distribution of Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands and their designated Ramsar sites; the kinds of wetlands represented in the Ramsar List of sites; the reasons why these wetlands have been designated as internationally important; the principle of ''wise use of wetlands'' and the land uses recorded in Ramsar sites; and the factors of change challenging these and other wetlands.

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GRoWI - Review of wetlands of Eastern Europe

Review of wetland inventory information in Eastern Europe

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Global Review of Wetland Resources and Priorities for Wetland Inventory

GRoWI – Report “Global Review of Wetland Resources and Priorities for Wetland Inventory”

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GRoWI - Review of wetlands in the Middle East

GRoWI - Review of wetland inventory information in Middle East

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Brochure of Global Peatland Initiative

Global Peatland Initiative – Brochure

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GRoWI. Review of wetlands in Oceania

Review of wetland inventory information in Oceania

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GRoWI - Review of wetlands in Africa

GRoWI - Review of wetland inventory information in Africa

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