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Action of Water Management

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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El agua y los bosques en la parte alta de la Sierra del Merendón

En la parte alta de la Sierra del Merendón, la disponibilidad del agua es limitada y en algunas partes los usos del suelo no coinciden con su capacidad de uso. Cáritas Diócesis de Zacapa y Wetlands International en el marco de la Alianza por la Resiliencia investigaron en detalle a 5 microcuencas en la parte alta, para brindar el conocimiento que apoye en la toma de las mejores decisiones de todos los actores. Este estudio identificó las áreas cruciales que requieren reforestación para mejorar la recarga hídrica y de esta manera asegurar el agua para toda la población en el futuro.

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O desafio de recuperar e restaurar os rios - versão curta

Vídeo produzido pela Wetlands International - European Association e pelo Centro Ibérico para o Restauro Fluvial (CIREF) para ilustrar a necessidade de restaurar os rios, bem como os benefícios que advêm desse restauro e os fatores necessários ao seu sucesso.

Este vídeo está também disponível em inglês e espanhol.

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The challenge of restoring rivers - short version

Short video produced by Wetlands International - European Association and the Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF) to illustrate the need for river restoration, the benefits it brings and the necessary factors for its success.

This video is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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O desafio de recuperar e restaurar os rios

Este vídeo foi produzido pela Wetlands International - European Association e pelo Centro Ibérico para o Restauro Fluvial (CIREF) para ilustrar a necessidade de restaurar os rios, bem como os benefícios que advêm desse restauro e os fatores necessários ao seu sucesso.

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Facts & figures on palm oil

Palm oil is a vegetable oil that is a common ingredient in a wide variety of products, ranging from biscuits, bread and noodles to shampoo, candles and deter-gents. It has been estimated that around half of all packaged items found in supermarkets contain it. Palm oil is also used as biofuel. The use of palm oil is expected to continue growing, with an esti-mated doubling of use by 2020.

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Green economy with sustainable value chains

CHALLENGE: Agricultural output is expected to double and resource efficiency increase tenfold in the coming decades. Only a rapid transformation in the way products and services are produced and consumed will ensure the continued delivery of essential ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment while meeting the demands of the world’s growing population. Local communities must have a voice in this transition.

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Soy entering valuable wetlands of Argentina

Due to the enormous emphasis on soybean cultivation within Argentina, activities such as cattle raising but also the cultivation of soybeans are increasingly pushed to more marginal and vulnerable areas, where the cost of land is lower.

The Paraná Delta, one of the most unique and important wetlands regions in the world, is one of these places. Although the region is not suitable for these activities, new actors are radically altering the landscape to make the undertaking of these activities possible. Read more about our work on soy and wetlands.

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