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Kajian Baseline Ekosistem Mangrove di Desa – desa di Kabupaten Pohuwato dan Bolaang Mongondow Selatan

Penilaian kondisi awal (Baseline Asessment) suatu wilayah dalam konteks ekosistem merupakan hal yang sangat penting dalam rangka menyelaraskan kondisi serta potensi suatu lokasi proyek dengan desain dan rencana proyek. Kajian dilaksanakan di desa-desa dan kecamatan yang terpilih menerima Program Fasilitas Dana Hibah Skala Kecil (Small Grant Facility/SGF) di Provinsi Gorontalo dan Sulawesi Utara.

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Socio-economic valuation of the goods and services of the Paraná Delta wetland

When analysing social phenomena from an economic standpoint, resource allocation decisions are one of the aspects that are taken into account. In order to make these, decision makers consider different indicators, such as resource prices. Indicating the value of a resource in monetary terms can help care for it by explicitly establishing the cost of carrying out activities which are incompatible with the conservation or preservation of said resource. The economic valuation of natural ecosystem resources can influence policy decision-making, despite the difficulties inherent in this valuation process. It has been said that one of the reasons for the damage caused to wetlands is that there is no price on many of their functions, which therefore have no economic value for decision makers.

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Practical guidance for implementing RSPO Principles & Criteria in relation to peatlands

This manual provides guidance to oil palm growers to adjust their planning and practices according to the new RSPO Principles and Criteria related to peatlands. These specific requirements address the issues of greenhouse gas emissions, soil subsidence and peat fires resulting from peatland drainage for oil palm cultivation.

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Una mirada sobre los conflictos y la problemática de la tenencia de la tierra en el Delta del Paraná

La riqueza de los recursos del Delta contrasta con la marginalidad con la que se ha tratado a estos ambientes, más como áreas “improductivas” sobre las que avanzar insertando actividades típicamente terrestres (interviniendo en su naturaleza intrínseca), que como un ecosistema a conservar debido a la importancia estratégica como reservorio de agua dulce. La complejidad ambiental propia del área, asociada al sistema federal de gobierno a partir del cual coexisten distintas jurisdicciones provinciales con sus respectivos municipios y con diferentes marcos normativos e institucionales, se conjuga con una dinámica social con baja participación ciudadana en los procesos de toma de decisiones públicas, planteando un intrincado escenario regional.

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Valoración socio-económica de los bienes y servicios del humedal del Delta del Paraná

En el análisis de los fenómenos sociales desde el punto de vista económico, uno de los aspectos a los que se presta atención es al de las decisiones de asignación de los recursos. Para tomar estas decisiones, las personas toman en cuenta diferentes indicadores, entre los que se destacan los precios de los recursos. Señalar el valor de un recurso en términos monetarios puede ayudar a su cuidado al hacer explícito el costo del desarrollo de actividades incompatibles con su conservación o preservación. En cuanto a los ecosistemas, la valoración de sus recursos naturales puede influir en la toma de decisiones de política, a pesar de las dificultades inherentes a su valoración. En el caso de los humedales, se ha mencionado que una de las razones para su degradación es que muchas de sus funciones no tienen precio y por lo tanto no tienen valor económico para aquellos que toman decisiones.

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Manual para la gestión ambiental de la pesca artesanal y las buenas prácticas pesqueras en la cuenca del río Paraná, Argentina

Las pesquerías de los grandes ríos de América del Sur, el continente más fluvial del planeta, desempeñan un papel crítico en la provisión de alimento, sustento económico y medios de vida en general, teniendo así un papel preponderante en la reducción de la pobreza. La práctica de la pesca artesanal en esta cuenca, y particularmente en su sector del Delta, se ha visto afectada en los últimos años por acentuados cambios en el régimen de uso de la tierra y el aprovechamiento del agua, desarrollo de obras portuarias y de dragado, levantamiento de terraplenes, desecamiento de humedales con fines agrícolas, ganaderos y urbanos, reducción de las áreas de pesca, deterioro de la calidad del agua, aumento no controlado del esfuerzo de pesca, etc.

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The response of mangrove soil surface elevation to sea level rise

Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves can reduce risk to people and infrastructure from wave damage and flooding. The continued provision of these coastal defence services by mangroves is dependent on their capacity to adapt to projected rates of sea level rise. This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation in response to local rises in sea level.

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La Economía de los Ecosistemas y la Biodiversidad relativa al agua y los humedales

Este reporte presenta información sobre los servicios ecosistémicos esenciales relacionados con el agua y los amplios servicios ecosistémicos de los humedales. Su objetivo es alentar un impulso adicional en la generación de políticas, el compromiso empresarial y las inversiones en la conservación, la restauración y el uso racional de los humedales.

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Biofuels in Argentina

This publication addresses the many environmental and social issues associated with the growth in soybean cultivation in Argentina for biofuels production, and discusses the impacts on wetlands, the quality and quantity of water, biodiversity and people.

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Biocombustibles en Argentina

Los biocombustibles surgen como respuesta al acelerado agotamiento de los recursos energéticos fósiles y como un producto cuya combustión reduce la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero respecto a los carburantes fósiles. Sin embargo, con el incremento del empleo de biocombustibles a partir de cultivos agrícolas, se ha originado un debate acerca de los impactos de estos productos sobre el medio ambiente.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), co-authored by Wetlands International, emphasises the enormous economic value of wetlands. TEEB For Water and Wetlands highlights the key role played by wetlands as natural infrastructure and the multitude of enormously productive services they provide around the world. The continued loss of wetlands illustrates the need for improved policy making and business decision making that accounts for their true value.

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State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with coastlines measuring a total length of 95,181 km, making it the country with the fourth longest coastline in the world (EarthTrends WRI, 2003, and Rompas, RM.2009). All along the coast are the estuaries of rivers great and small that flow the whole year round thereby enabling mangroves to thrive, particularly on shores sheltered from the waves, such as lagoons, deltas, coral and sand bars. Currently, Indonesia’s mangroves cover 30,000 square kilometres, 21% of the global total mangrove area, and contain 45 (not including introduced species) of the world’s 75 species of true mangrove (Spalding et al., 2010). As a result, Indonesia is known as the country possessing the most mangroves, both in terms of area and number of species.

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Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves

Mangroves can reduce storm surge water levels by slowing the flow of water and reducing surface waves. Therefore mangroves can potentially play a role in coastal defence and disaster risk reduction, either alone or alongside other risk reduction measures such as early warning systems and engineered coastal defence structures (e.g. sea walls).

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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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Flyway trends for waterbird species important in lakes Ijsselmeer and Markermeer

The Lakes IJsselmeer and Markermeer form the largest fresh water lake complex in the Netherlands. They have a very important function for waterbirds as breeding, moulting, migration and wintering sites. Despite having protected status under the EU Birds Directive and the Ramsar Convention several important key species are in decline and identifying drivers behind this is important for future policy and management decisions.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

The draft report "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands" was released as a contribution to the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convening in Hyderabad, India.

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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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Information Pack on Conservation and Management on Peat Swamp Forest

This report from our Malaysia Office provides up to date knowledge on the conservation and management of peat swamp forests.

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Reduction of Wind and Swell Waves by Mangroves

This report focuses on mangrove forests and the role they can play in reducing wind and swell waves. While mangrove forests are usually found on shores with little incoming wave energy, they may receive larger waves during storms, hurricanes and periods of high winds. Large wind and swell waves can cause flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure. By reducing wave energy and height, mangroves can potentially reduce associated damage.

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Global Interflyway Network: Korea Workshop 2011

The international workshop organised in Seosan City, Republic of Korea, 17-20 October 2011 brought together experts from various flyway initiatives. The meeting provided an ideal opportunity to promote exchange of good practice and lessons learnt from these flyway initiatives which has led to the establishment of the Global Interflyway Network. These proceedings summarize the main outcomes of the meeting and identify priorities for the future.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

This TEEB for Water and Wetlands Brief introduces the new initiative, presents initial ideas on the benefits and questions to be explored over the coming months. Obtaining new and complementary insights from the practical experience of stakeholders (ecosystem managers, communities, municipalities, decision makers from the public and private sector at local, national and international scale etc.) from around the world will be an important element in the development of this work Readers are invited to respond to the questions listed below and to submit further information and case studies.

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The Critical Site Network

This publication aims to provide an overview of the Critical Sites identified for waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region through the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) project. It highlights the importance of Critical Sites for the populations they hold, the threats facing these sites and their current protection status. Case studies illustrate different approaches to achieving effective conservation for migratory waterbirds.

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Water sharing in the Upper Niger Basin

The scope of this study encompasses the Upper Niger Basin in Mali, focussing on the downstream Inner Niger Delta up to Tombouctou. It focuses on the core bottlenecks and options with regard to IWRM and green development in the basin and steps which have been set – in terms of knowledge development, stakeholder engagement, implementation (emerging practices) - towards a more integrated approach.

 

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Kajian Baseline Data Desa-Desa Pantai Kabupaten Pemalang

Maksud dari kegiatan survey di wilayah pantai ini adalah tersusunnya hasil kajian/baseline data pantai di kabupaten Pemalang sebagai dasar untuk perencanaan pengelolaan pesisir secara berkelanjutan dengan memperhatikan kelestarian lingkungan hidup.

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IWC Annual National Totals (African-Eurasian Region 2009-2011)

 Overview of IWC in the African-Eurasian region 2011 and annual national totals (2009-2011) 

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Kajian Ekosistem dan Tutupan Lahan di Desa Noebesa, Kecamatan Amanuban Tengah, Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS), Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)

Kajian ini merupakan bentuk kerjasama antara Wetlands International - Indonesia Programme (WIIP) dengan berbagai pihak terkait di lapangan sebagai wujud dukungan terhadap Desa Noebesa menuju pengelolaan ekosistem yang lebih baik terkait dengan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana. Kajian ini melibatkan beberapa ahli (specialist) yang berpengalaman dalam bidang kehutanan, ekologi, GIS, reklamasi tambang, dan kerentanan, serta didukung oleh mitra lokal dan masyarakat Desa Noebesa.

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Guidance on waterbird monitoring methodology:

This publication provides a methodological framework for enhancing the monitoring of migratory and wintering waterbirds in the Black Sea coastal region of Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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Peatlands in Indonesia National REDD+ Strategy

The draft National REDD+ Strategy of Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia has major ambitions to tackle its significant emissions from peatlands and conserve these unique ecosystems. This ambition is greatly welcomed and urgently needed. Some critical issues in the report, however, need to be addressed if Indonesia is to achieve its targets effectively and in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

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Wintering Waterbird Census in the Azov- Black Sea Coastal Wetlands of Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey

This report provides results of gap analysis of IWC in coastal wetlands of Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine, first of all in relation to current status of its methodology and infrastructure, as well as to present count data for key coastal wetlands.

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Conservación de los recursos acuáticos y la biodiversidad en arroceras del noreste de Argentina

El agroecosistema arrocero se comporta como un humedal artificial temporario, alternando períodos de inundación en verano y de sequía en invierno, y con una heterogeneidad espacial y temporal que facilita el establecimiento de una notable fauna acuática, incluyendo invertebrados, anfibios, peces y grandes poblaciones de aves acuáticas. Las prácticas agronómicas y en particular el uso de agroquímicos podrían disminuir la calidad del hábitat, afectando a la fauna acuática que vive asociada a estos ecosistemas. 

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Analysis of information sources on waterbird migration in the Azov–Black Sea region of Ukraine:

The Azov–Black Sea area of Ukraine is annually used by millions of waterbirds as a stopover during their spring and autumn migrations. The first step towards development of a migratory waterbird monitoring
system is an overview of existing information, which includes three main blocks – scientific publications, results of waterbird counts during migration seasons and recoveries of ringed birds. The results of this
analysis are presented in this book.

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day 2011 in Serang-Banten, Indonesia

This report describes the World Wetlands Day activities in Desa Sawah Luhur, Kec. Kasemen, Serang-Banten, Indonesia on 2nd of February 2011. World Wetlands Day 2011 comes exactly 40 years since the Convention on Wetlands was signed in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran. This makes its celebration in every Ramsar member country a very special one. Indonesia, with its continued commitment to the protection and conservation of wetlands for the benefit of present and future generations, is no exception.

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Impact of oil palm plantations on peatland conversion in Sarawak 2005-2010

The report provides sequenced maps and statistics on the area of peatlands converted for oil palm plantations in Sarawak from 2005-2010. It builds on forest cover change and plantation concession boundary mapping results from the ongoing project ‘Transparent Mapping for Sustainabe Oil Palm Plantation Development’. This document briefly reports on the results of project activities providing maps and associated statistics on the impact of oil palm plantations on forest and peatland conversion in Sarawak during the period 2005-2010.

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State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia contains 21% of the global total mangrove area with 45 of the world's 75 true mangrove species can be found there. This report aims to provide the current state of mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia.

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Results of the Autumn 2010 Migratory Waterbird Counts in the Azov-Black Sea Coastal Wetlands of Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey

This publication presents the results of the first simultaneous waterbird counts at key coastal wetlands in Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey

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Processos Autónomos Locais de Adaptação aos Impactos das Mudanças Climáticas

Este estudo pretende ao nível local discernir os processos de adaptação autónomos das comunidades as mudanças climáticas e determinar as melhores formas de promover e apoiar estes processos, mas tirar dela lições que poderão ser adaptados e replicados noutras lugares. Deve ter igualmente uma acção pedagógica e sensibilizadora não só em relação aos decisores políticos mais também em relação a aqueles que intervêm ao nível local, sobretudo no sentido de considerarem os impactos do clima nos seus programas, projectos e acções.

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Wetlands and Livelihoods in the Lower Basin of the Río Paz

The project Integrated Management of Water Resources and Livelihoods on the Río Paz, El Salvador – Guatemala is undertaken as part of the Wetlands and Livelihoods Programme. It promoted the participatory generation of management recommendations that arose directly from the knowledge and needs of the communities of the lower basin. These recommendations focus on the principal themes that link the provision of ecosystem services to livelihoods.

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Humedales y medios de vida en la cuenca baja del río Paz

Esta publicación documenta la relación entre las comunidades y los recursos naturales en la cuenca baja del río Paz, El Salvador – Guatemala. A través de diversos estudios se busca reconocer y hacer visibles los valores y servicios que proveen los humedales, para integrarlos en el desarrollo sostenible de los habitantes de esta zona.

 

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Las turberas de Tierra del Fuego y el Cambio Climático global

El objeto de esta publicación es proporcionar información, generalmente de escasa disponibilidad en idioma español, sobre las funciones que cumplen las turberas en relación a la mitigación y a la adaptación al cambio climático.

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Conservación de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata en Argentina

La necesidad de contar con herramientas apropiadas para la evaluación  del estado de conservación de las especies es cada vez más urgente. Esta publicación intenta analizar algunos aspectos clave para la evaluación de peces de importancia comercial de la Cuenca del Plata en Argentina.

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Endicamientos y terraplenes en el Delta del Paraná

En los últimos años el Delta del Paraná se ha vuelto centro de atención por la extracción de los recursos naturales, la sustitución de la vegetación nativa, las intensas sequías y los fuegos y la modificación de los patrones de drenaje debido a la ganadería a gran escala y la agricultura. La construcción de endicamientos y otras obras de infraestructura por medianas a grandes empresas está afectando negativamente a los humedales, las comunidades locales y a las pequeñas unidades productivas.

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Bienes y Servicios Ecosístemicos de los Humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra a través de investigaciones los numerosos bienes y servicios que brindan los humedales del Delta del Paraná, tales como la regulación de inundaciones, la pesca y el forraje para la ganadería. Los medios de vida de miles de personas que habitan la región dependen de estos.

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Efectos de las actividades humanas sobres los humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra los diferentes impactos de las actividades humanas en los humedales del Delta del Paraná, evidenciando la contribución que los humedales brindan al bienestar de nuestra sociedad y la necesidad de conservarlos.

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A Quick Scan of Peatlands in Malaysia

This  report  presents  the  first  national  assessment  of  peatlands  in Malaysia.  It  identifies  remaining peatlands  of  high  conservation  value,  the loss of peatlands and the use of these carbon dense area for for instance palm oil production.

 

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Will the Inner Niger Delta shrivel up due to climate change and water use upstream?

When the climate will change in the Sahel, this will have an impact on the flooding of the Inner Niger Delta and, therefore, also on its ecological and economic functions. This report evaluates the human-driven changes in the hydrology of the Upper Niger and the possible additional impact of a climate change. The data sets used by Zwarts et al. (2005) are re-analysed and updated (as far as possible) for recent years: annual rainfall in the Upper Niger Basin, annual river discharge of Bani and Niger upstream of the Inner Niger Delta, water use (dams and irrigation schemes upstream of the Inner Niger Delta), and maximal annual flood extent of the Inner Niger Delta. 

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Pengelolaan Lahan Basah Pesisir dan Pengurangan Resiko Bencana di Indonesia

Buku ini menguraikan berbagai hal mengenai jenis-jenis bencana yang sering terjadi di kawasan

pesisir, peran dan manfaat lahan basah pesisir dalam pengurangan resiko bencana (PRB), beberapa instrumen/kebijakan yang berperan dalam PRB dan identifikasi berbagai pihak baik yang terlibat secara langsung maupun tidak, serta upaya-upaya yang telah dilakukan dalam pengelolaan lingkungan lahan basah terkait dengan pengurangan resiko bencana di Indonesia.
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Biodiversity loss and the global water crisis - A fact book

Globally we are facing a water crisis. This booklet aims to highlight the links between this water crisis and biodiversity loss. Both are the result of the same root causes and both problems reinforce each other. The booklet draws on the knowledge and understanding developed by Wetlands International and its partners over many years and is supplemented with key information from other, peer reviewed studies. 

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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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Q&A on AFOLU, ‘wetland management’ and the road to land-based accounting

Better management of terrestrial carbon stores (reservoirs) and fluxes (emissions and removals) can make a substantial contribution to reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. This Question & Answer booklet aims to give insight into the opportunities and obstacles with regard to reporting and accounting for changes in carbon stores in, and anthropogenic greenhouse gas fluxes from, terrestrial ecosystems. Special attention is paid to ‘wetland management’, a proposed new accounting activity under LULUCF for which huge emissions reduction potentials are readily available. This Question and Answer booklet on AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses) has been developed for the UN-FCCC negotiations on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and was produced by Wetlands International and the University of Greifswald.

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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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