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The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action

UNEP has launched a new report in which it warns that the deforestation of the planet’s mangroves was exceeding average global forest loss by a rate of three to five times, resulting in economic damages of up to $42 billion annually and exposing ecosystems and coastal habitats to an increased risk of devastation from climate change. Wetlands International has contributed to this important report and strongly supports its call to action to turn the tide and safeguard and restore the world's mangroves. 

 

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Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

This assessment of vulnerability level and capacity at the sites mentored by WIIP was designed to ascertain the characteristics and frequency of hazards faced by the local community, as well as the capacity possessed by the community, and the sites vulnerable to disaster impact. The authors are aware that this report is far from perfect. Field constraints were a limiting factor in the acquisition of data and information.Nevertheless, the authors hope that all the information contained in this report will be of use to the community, local village and district/municipal governments, as well as to other parties who have an interest in reducing the disaster risk at those sites, and that in future it will be a consideration in sustainable ecosystem management, and in deciding on mitigation steps for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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A sustainable solution for massive coastal erosion in Central Java

We developed a new approach called ‘Hybrid Engineering’, which addresses delta and coastal vulnerability in an integrated manner. This approach accommodates economic and livelihood development needs, and combines technical and ecosystem-based solutions. The Hybrid Engineeringapproach is aimed to work with nature rather than against it.

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Resiliencia Comunitaria: descubriendo nuestras propias fortalezas

Este calendario 2014 se enfoca a la resiliencia comunitaria: es la capacidad de nuestra comunidad expuesta a una amenaza para resistir, absorber, adaptarse y recuperarse de los efectos de los desastres de manera oportuna y eficaz, lo que incluye la preservación y restauración de las estructuras y funciones básicas.

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Side event: Terrestrial Ecosystems with High Carbon Content

Presentations of state-of-the-art information about high-carbon terrestrial ecosystems by leading scientific and research institutions from the Russian Federation and Wetlands International.

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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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Cambio Climático - Guía popular (Nicaragua)

Esta publicación de la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense es una guía popular sobre el cambio climático, edicón 2013. Esta publicación fue actualizada por la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense, a través del Programa Gestión de Riesgos de Desastres ante el Cambio Climático, implementado por la Alianza por la Resiliencia con el apoyo técnico y financiero de Cruz Roja Holandesa, Cruz Roja Italiana y Wetlands International.

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Annual IWC Count Totals: African-Eurasian Waterbird Census

This annual report summarises the totals per country per species of all waterbirds counted under the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian region. The 2012 report includes counts from 72 countries between 2009 - 2012. The data in this report has been collected by thousands of individuals and collated by National Coordinators, whose names and organisations are listed in the file "Contributors".

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Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils

This decision support tree was developed for the 2012 report, Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use. The report, available on line, outlines the steps in the decision-making process. Download the decision-support tree

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Statement by the Duck Specialist Group

A statement issued by the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International Duck Specialist Group, based on conclusions from the 2012 Pan-European Duck Symposium in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic.

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Communiqué Wetlands Matter

Communiqué of the Symposium in Edinburgh on 'Valuing Wetlands In a Chaning Climate' , 24 February 2011.

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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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Conserver les Zones Humides de l'Afrique

Une marque page developpée pour l'atelier au Accra, Ghana de dialogue des journalistes sur le changement climatique. C'est fair par le bureau de Wetlands International Afrique à Dakar, Sénégal.

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Conserve Africa's Wetlands

This bookmark shows some basic facts about wetlands. It was made by Wetlands International Africa (WIA). 

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Mobile Exposition: Save Our Mangroves!

Save Our Mangroves! is a mobile exposition in three languages: English, French and Portuguese, which highlights the importance of mangrove forests in West Africa, the drivers of their destruction and what Wetlands International African and IUCN Senegal do to preserve them.

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Civil procedure for researching benthic invertebrate animals inhabiting tidal flats in eastern Japan

In this paper, we describe our attempts to make quantitative research studies and precise identification of benthos species a civil procedure with a method that is not only simple but also semi-quantitative and analytical. From field tests and field practices, we propose the following method as the civil procedure. 

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Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook

Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook –Eastern Japan version
An easy-to-read manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms
This version covers eastern Japan (Hokkaido to Ise-bay for the Pacific side, Noto-peninsula for the Sea of Japan side).

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文化と湿地

Translation and interpretation of "Culture and wetlands -a Ramsar guidance document," published by Convention on Wetland Culture Working Group in 2008.

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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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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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Conservation of Transboundary Belarusian-Russian and Russian-Ukrainian Wetlands

 This CD-ROM represents the results of activities carried out under the Wetlands International’s Project on Development of a programme for transboundary wetland conservation along the border of the Russian Federation with Belarus and Ukraine and contains an overview of the current status of wetlands located in the border areas of the Pskov, Smolensk, and Bryansk Regions of Russia, the Vitebsk, Mogilev, and Gomel Regions of Belarus, and the Chernigov and Sumy Regions of Ukraine, as well as a draft programme for the conservation of wetlands in this transboundary region.

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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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Postcard - Peatland loss fuels climate change

The title of this postcard is "Peatland loss fuels climate change". It is a cartoon showing the conversion of peatlands into palm oil plantation, which causes the relases of CO2 through burning practices as well as oxidation of the peat soil from the deforestation and drainage. The palm oil company employee has his pockets filled with dollars, stating "We plant oil palm to save the climate, and get REDD and biofuels subsidies".

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Postcard-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

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Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility. 

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD.

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Capacity building and policy dialogues on: Community- and Ecosystem-based Climate Change adaptation

Wetlands International invites climate change professionals from non-Annex I countries to participate in our 2010 capacity building programme and policy dialogues on ecosystem based adaptation to climate change. Therefore, we request your inputs and specific suggestions for this programme.

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Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway

As an important part of the "Wetland School Network Programme Popularized in Asian Countries along the East Asian-Australasian Waterbird Flyway", the booklet entitled "Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway" is characterized by easily understandable language and attractive illustrations used for explanation of wetlands,shorebird and flyway, which is uesful for students to enhance the wetland awareness and encourage them to portect environment and wildlife by their own hands. The booklet is edited and designed by Wetlands International.

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生物权利的理论与实践 (Biorights)

生物权利是一种创新的财务机制,旨在使脱贫和环保相结合,通过提供小额贷款支持可持续发展。生物权利办法可使地方社区摒弃不可持续活动,并积极参与到环境保护和恢复中来。在合同期结束时,如果顺利完成环境保护服务,则小额贷款可转化为最终付款。生物权利将市场驱动工具整合到了较为传统的保护与发展措施中,从而提供了一条创新办法,即地方社区提供生态系统服务,例如,碳吸收、淡水供应和生物多样性等,并由全球的利益相关者支付报酬。这样一来,生物权利办法就将非政府组织、政府、私营部门和地方社区的环保和发展意愿融为了一体。多个实际应用项目证实,作为一个强有力的工具,生物权利可解决当今面临的重大环境问题,包括气候变化和生物多样性损失。鉴于针对减少发展中国家的毁林和森林退化的排放(REDD)发展和联合国千年发展目标所做出的大量工作,生物权利有可能实现全球目标。

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The ‘Bog’ (God) River Basin

The book gives a comprehensive description of the Southern Bug River Basin. It contains information about origin of the river name “Bog” and its natural conditions, short description of the river itself and its tributaries, information about geology, climate, landscapes, animals and plants, stories about history and modern economic development, short description of main settlements, environmental problems and ways to solve them. The book informs about nature protection areas and activities of environmental NGOs. It also includes children’s drawings and essays.
 

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Directory of organisations, whose activity are relevant to the conservation and use of Black Sea coastal wetlands

This table provided a directory of organisations, whose activities are relevant to the conservation and use of Black Sea coastal wetlands.

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The Environmental atlas of the Southern Bug River Basin

Atlas contains 14 maps: administrative map of the basin, physical map, climat in hot and cold periods, river network, network of monitoring of water quality, vegetation and transport network, main water reservoirs, discharges of sewage and reused waters, water supply points, urbanized territories, environmental assessment of water quality, protected areas, and agricultural lands as well as a linear scheme of the Southern Bug River and two of its main tributaries: Synyukha and Ingul Rivers.

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Hutan Bakau Dan Pesisiran Patai: Panduan Untuk Komuniti

Publication on Hutan Bakau from Wetlands International Malaysia

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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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Tanya & Jawab Seputar Gambut di Asia Tenggara Khususnya Indonesia

Hutan rawa gambut di Asia Tenggara, khususnya di Indonesia, merupakan pelabuhan bagi berbagai jenis
flora dan fauna, beberapa diantaranya berperan penting bagi masyarakat lokal, baik sebagai sumber
sandang, pangan maupun bahan obat-obatan.

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Demo Sites for Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation After Tsunami

List of Proposed Demo Sites for Coastal Rehabilitation, Activities carried, Suggestions to government, and Details of contact persons in the field.

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Waterbirds in the UK, 2005/06 The Wetland Bird Survey

Waterbirds in the UK, results of the 2005/06 The Wetland Bird Survey

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Ramsar Spirit and Wise Use of Wetlands

DVD introducing the concept of wise use with case studies from Ramsar Wetlands from throughout Japan.

Funded by the Japan Fund for the Global Environment

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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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Biodiversity Conservation, Econet Development and Integrated River Basin Management

The handbook contains 15 lessons on biodiversity conservation, econet development and integrated river basin management as well as a glossary. It is a part of educational toolkit that contains a CD with lessons and their Power Point presentations, scenarios of environmental out-of-class and out-of-school lessons, environmental games, contests, poems, stories and fairy tales. The handbook is destined for teachers, leaders of environmental and naturalistic centres and representatives of environmental NGOs.

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Odessa-2000 Declaration

Declaration was adopted during the workshop "Conservation, restoration and wise-use of wetlands and wetland resources along the Black Sea coast", held on 26-27 September 2000 in Odessa, Ukraine by 35 regional and international wetland and waterbird experts representing wetland conservation organisations in Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom. Participans discussed future co-operation in the field of conservation, restoration and sustainable use of wetlands along the coast of the Black and Azov Seas.

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Livret éducatif sur le lamantin ouest africain

Le PRCM est un partenariat entre la Fondation internationale du Banc d’Arguin (FIBA), l’Union mondiale pour la Nature (UICN), Wetlands international, le WWF et la Commission sous régionale des Pêches (CSRP). Le PRCM qui couvre sept pays côtiers de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau, Cap Vert et Sierra Leone) a pour objectif de coordonner les efforts de conservation développés sur le littoral des pays concernés.

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Burung Liar dan Flu Burung

Berbagai sebutan dan presentasi bahan-bahan dalam produk informasi ini bukan merupakan pendapat apa pun dari pihak Organisasi Pangan dan Pertanian (FAO) Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa mengenai status pembangunan atau hukum dari suatu negara, wilayah, kota atau daerah atau para pihak yang berwenang, atau mencakup pengurangan pembatasan atas berbagai batas wilayah yang ada. Penyebutan nama dari beberapa perusahaan atau produk tertentu, baik yang sudah atau belum dipatenkan tidak berarti merupakan dukungan atau rekomendasi dari Organisasi Pertanian dan Pangan Perserikatan Bangsa- Bangsa.

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Water Management (Hydrological) Assessment of the Black A North in Ex-mega Rice Project - Central Kalimantan

The objectives of this project were: to monitor, to analyse and to provide a graphical presentation (in spatial and dynamic terms) of the dams’ impact on the water table of the project area, and on the socio-economy and biodiversity/ecology. The purpose of programme monitoring was to collect data for the analysis. This analysis covered hydrological modelling that would produce a spatially and dynamically quantitative picture of the size and extent of the impact of canal blocking on the hydrology of the area, in the form of maps and a database.

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Sivash Region: a brief socio-economic overview

This publication is a part of project ”Towards Integrated Management Planning for the Sivash in Ukraine (2002—2005)”, aimed at study and conservation of unique nature complex Sivash. It provides information on the main economic sectors of the region.

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Pengelolaan Lahan Gambut Berbasis Masyarakat di Indonesia

Topik pengelolaan lahan gambut yang bijaksana dan berkelanjutan akhirakhir ini menjadi perbincangan hangat terutama setelah adanya berbagai bukti yang menunjukan peran lahan gambut dalam melepaskan emisi karbon ke atmosfir selama terjadinya kebakaran lahan dan hutan serta subsiden di lahan gambut. Bagi Indonesia, hal tersebut menjadi penting untuk diperhatikan karena posisinya sebagai pemilik lahan gambut tropis terbesar di dunia.

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Poster - Cegahlah Kebakalan Lahan & Hutan Gambut

Cegahlah Kebakaran Lahan & Hutan Gambut

Kebakaran Menyengsarakan kita semua

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Cartoon - Peatland degradation, a burning issue

Cartoon depiction of WI concerns on the degradation of tropical peatlands and the importance of UNFCCC in tackling this issue.

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Bibliografi mengenai GAMBUT dan topik terkait di Indonesia dan wilayah sekitarnya

The Climate Change, Forests, and Peatlands in Indonesia (CCFPI) project is a carbon sequestrationinitiatives funded through the Canada Climate Change Development Fund. Theproject is designed to promote the sustainable management of forests and peatlands in Indonesia in order to increase their capacity to sequester and store carbon and to improve local livelihoods.

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