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Mangrove Guidebook for Malaysia

This guidebook is desiged as an easy and practical field guide for those involved in the field management of mangroves, for students and those who are interested to learn more about mangroves.

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Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

This joint NGO position paper argues that while a lot remains to be done in Europe to halt biodiversity loss and restore damaged ecosystems, the Birds and Habitats Directives are fit for purpose and should not be revised. Improved implementation, funding and compliance are needed, and additional measures should be put in place to address drivers of biodiversity loss, including as unsustainable agricultural practices.

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Building with Nature Indonesia Design and Engineering Plan

This design and engineering plan will be used as preparation for the implementation of a large scale Building with Nature demonstration project in Demak, Central Java to secure the eroding coastline for coastal safety. The plan provides the concepts, reasoning, design and practicalities for the timely implementation of the pilot. It sets priorities and sequence of implementation, and addresses limitations and risks, which will be accounted for and resolved in an adaptive approach. The report will also serve as input for fruitful stakeholder engagement at the community, district, provincial and national level and for the Environmental Impact Assessment.
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Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

This report for the first time quantifies the provision of mangrove ecosystem services according to different management regimes. The study concludes that ecosystem service provision depends strongly on the type of management and that mangrove-rich management regimes generally outscore aquaculture regimes. Decision-makers can make management choices depending on the desired outcome in terms of ecosystem services.

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Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

This factsheet explains why urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic regular flooding of vast peatland areas in Southeast Asia. The drainage of peatlands for agriculture or forestry (in particular oil palm and pulp wood plantations) is unsustainable in the long term, leading to soil subsidence as large CO2 emissions. Radical changes in land-use are needed to secure the livelihoods of future generations.

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Annual Report 2014 Africa

The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014. There is a French and English version.


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Compilation of MFF SGF Study: “Compilation Study of Small Grant Facilitacy Program – Mangroves for the Future Indonesia”

The main program activities of MFF Indonesia in 2014 is capacity building and the implementation of 16 projects of small and medium-scale projects in one issue that puts the improvement and enhancement of coastal ecosystem function, especially mangroves, as well as increasing capacity and livelihoods of the coastal communities. In the process of project implementation on the ground, grantee or grantee institutions (NGOs, CBOs and the University) perform a variety of simple innovations, low-cost and community-based. In the efforts to restore mangrove ecosystem through the Mangrove for the Future program - Facilitacy Small Grant (MFF - SGF), community management is the main actor. Donors, national and local governments, NGOs and other partners is the facilitator. Harmonious interaction between the stakeholders to be a priority so that the ideas and values in mangrove restoration activities can be introduced and implemented by the community. This is a major challenge that required the right approach so that relations with the parties can be repaired.


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Peat Destruction, Soil Subsidence and Flooding in South East Asia

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes. The main drivers of peatland destruction are palm oil and pulp for paper plantations that require drainage.

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Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

This Strategic Intent for 2015 - 2025 is the highest level guide to our work. It sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International in terms of what we aim to achieve for people and nature – and how and where we plan to go about that work. It gives all of our offices a common focus and basis for collaboration across the globe for the next ten years.

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Pitfalls and potentials: The role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

This joint NGO briefing contains an analysis of the current and potential role of bioenergy in the European Union's climate and energy policies, and a series of recommendations to ensure that sustainable bioenergy truly contributes to the EU's policy commitments regarding the climate, biodiversity, environmental protection and socio-economic goals.

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