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Lineamientos para una ganadería ambientalmente sustentable en el Delta del Paraná

Los humedales brindan una amplia variedad de bienes y servicios ecosistémicos fundamentales para la sociedad. Por esta razón, a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad han constituido sitios de gran atracción, donde florecieron culturas importantes debido a la oferta de agua y de numerosos recursos naturales básicos. Las funciones ecosistémicas de los humedales y, en última instancia, los bienes y servicios que estos proveen a la sociedad,dependen de las características de los componentes, la estructura y los procesos que tienen lugar en estos ecosistemas. Sin embargo, para que la provisión de bienes y servicios se mantenga a largo plazo, es necesario que se preserve la integridad ecológica de los humedales. 

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Keep it fresh or salty

This report provides guidance for program and project developers from, or working in, developing
countries on the numerous funds and finance mechanisms that can provide carbon finance for wetland carbon conservation and restoration. It also highlights ways to access and link carbon activities with non-carbon based sources of financing. 

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The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these people are often unaware of the key role mangroves may play, especially if the associated fisheries are offshore.

A new study by Wetlands International, The Nature Conservancy and the University of Cambridge, concludes that mangrove conservation and restoration in areas close to human populations will render the greatest return on investment with respect to enhancing fisheries. 

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Kajian Lingkungan dan Sosial Ekonomi dalam Perencanaan Program Rehabilitasi dan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat di Gampong Layeun

Pada Juli 2014, Wetlands International diundang Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) untuk bersama-sama memikirkan dan berkontribusi dalam pemulihan mata pencaharian masyarakat desa Layeun. Pada pertemuan yang dihadiri Presiden Clinton, CGI berkomitmen memberikan bantuan berupa 12 unit kapal tangkap. Di saat yang sama, Wetlands International juga berkomitmen untuk memfasilitasi masyarakat melakukan kegiatan pemberdayaan ekonomi yang diintegrasikan dengan restorasi pesisir. Kedua program ini diharapkan mampu bersinergi agar dapat memberikan dampak yang lebih signifikan bagi pemulihan perekonomiam masyarakat dan lingkungan pesisir.

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A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management

The phenomenon of bird migration has been a source of wonder for man since time immemorial. However, the biological integrity of this intricate seasonal journey, which covers a network of several biomes across different frontiers and continents, is being compromised due to a plethora of threats and challenges, and consequently the vulnerability of migratory birds is increasing worldwide. A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management is an exhaustive work which addresses the issue of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats with a comprehensive approach touching on core thematic areas.

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Mangroves for coastal defence

Can mangroves reduce waves and storm surges? How will they influence the forces of a tsunami? Do they actually contribute to stabilizing coasts and build-up of soils? Can they keep up with sea level rise? The “Mangroves for coastal defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers" provides an in-depth analysis  on the role that mangroves play in defense against waves, storms, tsunamis, erosion and sea level rise. Working with the University of Cambridge to review hundreds of scientific papers, the guide book outlines a practical approach for coastal decision makers.

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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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