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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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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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Compilation of MFF SGF Study: Studi Kompilasi Program Fasilitasi Dana Hibah Skala Kecil - Mangroves for the Future Indonesia

Program kerja utama dari MFF di Indonesia pada tahun 2014 adalah peningkatan kapasitas sertaimplementasi 16 proyek berskala kecil dan 1 proyek berskala menengah yang mengedepankan isu perbaikan dan peningkatan fungsi ekosistem pesisir, khususnya mangrove, serta peningkatan kapasitas dan penghidupan masyarakat pesisir. Dalam proses implementasi proyek di lapangan, lembaga penerima hibah atau grantee (LSM, KSM serta Universitas) melakukan berbagai inovasi sederhana, berbiaya murah dan berbasis masyarakat. Dalam usaha restorasi ekosistem mangrove melalui program Mangrove for the Future – Small Grant Facilitacy (MfF – SGF), masyarakat merupakan pelaku utama pengelolaan. Donor, pemerintah pusat dan daerah, LSM/NGO serta mitra lainnya merupakan fasilitator kegiatan. Interaksi yang harmonis antara stakeholder menjadi prioritas agar ide dan nilai dalam kegiatan restorasi mangrove dapat diintroduksi dan diterapkan oleh masyarakat. Hal ini menjadi tantangan utama sehingga diperlukan pendekatan yang tepat agar hubungan berbagai pihak dapat diperbaiki.

 

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Warta Partners for Resilience Indonesia - Edisi Khusus

 

Seiring dengan akan berakhirnya pelaksanaan Proyek Partners for Resilience (PfR), maka kami akan memasuki saat yang menantang dan menarik. Menantang untuk menyelesaikan semua pekerjaan yang tersisa secara tepat waktu dan dengan cara yang berkelanjutan. 
 

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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah Vol. 23 No. 2, Juli 2015

Selamat bersua kembali para pembaca setia WKLB. Memasuki bulan suci Ramadhan, bulan pengendalian diri yang dirahmati Allah SWT, adalah saat yang tepat bagi kita semua untuk mengintrospeksi diri atas apaapa yang telah dilakukan terhadap alam sekitar kita. Mari kita tutup kesalahan dan keserakahan di masa silam, lalu kita songsong masa depan dengan penuh kebajikan dan kasih sayang.  

 

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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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Warta Konservasi Lahan Basah - Vol. 23 no. 1

Wetlands International, saat ini  sedang mengembangkan dan menerapkan suatu kegiatan perbaikan wilayah pesisir melalui pendekatan “Membangun Bersama Alam”.  Kegiatan ini pada intinya memanfaatkan kekuatan (jasa) alam daripada melawannya, dan menyediakan kesempatan bagi alam itu sendiri untuk menjalankan fungsinya. Contoh kegiatan dengan teknik soft engineering tsb, tersaji pada kolom fokus kali ini.

Simak pula informasi-informasi menarik lainnya.

 

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Linting Wetlands

The Linting Wetlands publication is a guidebook to the biodiversity of this Wetlands.  The publication showcases the rich biodviersty of the area which is situated at the south-east corner of the state of Johor, Malaysia.

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Brochure Reducing floods and land slides in the Agusan Delta, Philippines

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces since 2011 to work together on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in the South of the Philippines. Because we truly want to reduce the chance and impact of disasters, we do not only address the problems in the village, but also assess land and water management and use in the entire river landscape and implement solutions such as better management and restoration of ecosystems. Download the brochure.

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Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce the damage.

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