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Fiji Seascapes (EBM Phase 2)

The project continues from an earlier phase, conducted in Vanua Levu, Fiji. It extends the development of integrated, community-based management of entire landscapes from head of catchment to the sea and the associated lagoon and coral reefs. Wetlands International is responsible for design, training and inventory elements especially related to freshwater streams and fishes.

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Meeting of the managers of Shorebird Network Sites in Australia & New Zealand

The project involves arranging and conducting a three day meeting of managers of Australian and New Zealand sites that had been included in the Shorebird Site Network of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway. It aimed to inform about recent developments in Flyway cooperation intitiatives and exchange information on site management and shorebird conservation, and was held in Brisbane in September 2007.

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Promoting conservation and management of arid-zone floodplain wetlands of the Channel Country bioregion

The project aims to raise awareness of the globally important wetlands and waterbird populations supported by unregulated rivers of the arid Channel Country bioregion, inland eastern Australia. It will produce a publication that informs landholders (mostly graziers), the wider community and government agencies on wetland management issues and that advocates appropriate allocations (no reduction in river floods) in current water resource planning.

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Australasian Flyway Documents Translation

 Translation of the Australasian Flyway Documents from English to Bahasa Malaysia.

 

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Conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland, Yunlin, Shaanxi Province

Hongjiannao wetland, Shaanxi Province has long been considered a place of significance for the Relict Gull, now harbouring thousands of breeding pairs annually.  This project aimed to determine the significance of the site for Relict Gulls and what threats the area faces. 

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Conservation of the Ruoergai Plateau marshes and Altai Mountain wetlands

In the Ruoergai Marshes on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau and the Altai Mountains in Northwest China, we demonstrated practical ways in which biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services can be supported by different economic sectors and local communities.

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Voies de migration AEWA-GEF 2004-2009

Accroitre la conservation du réseau de sites requis par les oiseaux d'eau migrateurs sur les voies de migration Afrique-Eurasie. Les pays concernés par ce projet sont le Nigeria, le Sénégal, l'Afrique du Sud, la Tanzanie,la Turquie, le Yémen.

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Intégration de la biodiversité des eaux douces dans le processus de développement en Afrique: Collecte d’informations et sites de démonstrations

La Commission de la sauvegarde des espèces de l’UICN a reçu de la Commission européenne un financement pour le projet « Intégration de la biodiversité des eaux douces dans le processus de développement en Afrique : collecte d’informations et sites de démonstration.

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Gestion internationale de la Biodiversité (BBI) 2003-2006

Intégrer la Recherche et l’Utilisation rationnelle des zones humidse dans quatre écorégions d’Afrique de l’Ouest.

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Development of information tools on wetland biodiversity and management in Australia

Wetlands International developed a suite of information tools for organisations that are promoting wetland management and significant wetland species in Queensland, Australia. We led on mangroves, saltmarshes, coastal grass-sedge wetlands, arid-zone swamps and inland non-arid swamps.

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Inventory and recognition of freshwater fishes in Melanesia

In collaboration with regional universities and museums and fish experts, Wetlands International is preparing tools to raise awareness and capacity for inventory in regard to freshwater fishes in Melanesia.

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Support to NRM regional bodies and wetland managers across Australia in recognition and management of important wetlands

Support to NRM (natural resource management) regional bodies and wetland managers across Australia in recognition and management of important wetlands.

This three year project will support priority, remote NRM regions across Australia in terms of their important wetland (Ramsar, Directory and shorebird site) assets. Working closely with the regional bodies, WIO will transfer skills on recognition and management of these assets through one-to-one, on-site consultation at regional centres and important wetland sites.

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Tidal Flat Survey at Locals' Participation

For surveys of tidal flats, it is essential to carry on a long-term and frequent surveys to capture the regular changes and diversity of these habitats. However, the wide diversity of tidal flats has prevented many non-specialists from participating in the survey. This project by WI-Japan proposes to establish a survey method through citizen-based participation, and has involved preparation of an illustrated survey guidebook on tidal flat benthos, and hosting of public workshops and organisation of both orientation and as trial surveys. It is our third year, where we conduct three workshops in eastern Japan.

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New FluBird Project (NFB)

Wetlands International is the co-coordinator  to this project with Erasmus University and 10 other partners throughout Europe. The NFB project aims at setting a Network for Early Warning of Influenza viruses in migratory birds in Europe. Our role is to provide data and expertise on high risk bird species, coordinate surveillance in high risk sites and build capacity for monitoring waterbirds.

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Разработка программы сохранения трансграничных водно-болотных угодий, расположенных по границе Российской Федерации с Белоруссией и Украиной

Цель проекта - содействие сохранению и устойчивому использованию ценных водно-болотных угодий, находящихся на границе Российской Федерации с Белоруссией и Украиной

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Primer taller para la conservación de aves playeras del cono sur

Durante el mes de octubre de 2007 se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, el primer taller para la “Conservación de aves playeras migratorias en arroceras del Cono Sur”, organizado por Wetlands International con el apoyo de la Red Hemisférica de Reservas de Aves Playeras (RHRAP) y la National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
 

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Black Sea Regional Initiative: establishing the foundations for the launch of a Black Sea Regional Initiative for the wise use of coastal wetlands (BlackSeaWet)

This project aims to enhance the conservation and sustainable development of the Black Sea coastal wetlands. It will establish the foundations for a regional wetlands initiative that will underpin future wetland conservation efforts.

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Dnipro river corridor in Ukraine: raising public awareness and promoting participatory approach to biodiversity conservation and ecological network development

Increased awareness on ecological networks and biodiversity conservation among governmental bodies, NGOs, schools is contributing towards the establishment of the Dnipro eco-corridor.

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Support to the Establishment of the Integrated Management Approach for the Sivash, Ukraine

The basis for the establishment of an integrated management system for the entire Sivash ecosystem for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources was established.

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Public participation in conservation and sustainable use of Small Rivers in Ukraine; support for the River Network in Ukraine

The capacity to undertake small river conservation work in Ukraine was developed. A series of conservation actions by small NGOs throughout Ukraine were developed and implemented by members of the Ukrainian Rivers network. Project was financed by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

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Small rivers of Ukraine: public participation in their conservation and sustainable use

Wetlands International established an NGO Association called the “Ukrainian Rivers Network” (URN) to support and advocate better conservation and sustainable development of small rivers and streams throughout Ukraine.

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Wetlands biodiversity conservation in Ukrainian agricultural lands

Wetlands International organised a conference involving participants from the agriculture, water and environment sectors. Practical guidelines on biodiversity conservation in agricultural lands were published.

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The importance of Black Sea coastal wetlands, in particular for migratory waterbirds

The needs and priorities for the conservation, restoration and wise-use of wetlands along the Black Sea coast were identified to act as a basis to guide future wetland conservation planning and management activities in the region.

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Support for the conservation of wetlands and wetland species in the Azov-Black Sea region of Ukraine

The capacity of Ukraine to fulfil its obligations under the Ramsar Convention and to facilitate its accession to the Bonn Convention and African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement was strengthened.

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Environmental Eduction programes

An Environmental Education Programme carried out at Tasek Bera to inculcate the impulse for conservation amongst Semelai schoolchildren.

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Strengthening local capacity to monitor and manage coastal and freshwater ecosystems in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands

This project trains and assists communities in Papua New Guinea (Madang Marine Area), Fiji and the Solomon Islands to monitor and assess coral reef resources and freshwater ecosystems and plan for their sustainable use.

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Implementation of the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Action Plan

This project supports implementation of the Shorebird Action Plan (raising awareness and training in China; shorebird surveys in China, Malaysia and Myanmar; planning advice in the Yellow Sea; and meetings of the Shorebird Working Group).

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Roebuck Plains management planning (Australia)

This project will prepare a plan that will guide the managers of Roebuck Plains Station in maintaining the natural heritage of the property and its wetlands.

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National training course for wetland managers

This project provides training on integration of hydrological processes into wetland management for wetland managers.

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Training on peat for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) staff

This project aimed to develop and implement a national training programme on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of wetlands ecosystems, with particular emphasis on peat swamp forest management.

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Community-based mangrove reforestation in Aceh, Indonesia

This project aimed to reduce poverty and vulnerability and increase sustainability, by encouraging and enabling community groups and others to understand and replicate a mangrove-aquaculture ecosystem in Aceh.

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Developing capacity of environmental NGOs in Indonesia

This project runs training courses at several locations throughout Indonesia aimed at enabling NGOs to implement wetland programmes.

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Poverty and conservation of Peatswamps at Phru Toh Daeng, Thailand

This project helped to build local awareness and capacity for conservation in order to secure a sustainable future for the Phru Toh Daeng Peat swamp forest.

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Livelihood options for the Langda Community in Thailand

This project assisted the community’s ’Economise Group’ in crab aquaculture in mangroves, thereby generating local income and conserving mangrove forest.

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Technical advisory group for the ‘Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China’ project

This project will create an advisory team for the UNDP Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China Project Steering Committee.

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Natural wetlands study and Education Centre development, Ningbo/Cixi

This project aims to reduce degradation of marine ecosystems by scaling up investment in reducing land-based pollution, designating wetlands and proposing coastal management options.

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Awareness campaign for children and teachers in China, Japan and Korea

This project promotes wetland conservation and increases awareness on wetlands conservation and wise use among schoolchildren and teachers in the East Asian region.

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Freshwater biodiversity assessment project

This project builds capacity in developing databases supporting the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) red list.

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Capacity building for NGOs in Cape Verde

This project builds capacity in non-government organisations in Cape Verde.

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National wetland strategy and action plan for Ukraine

This project aims to support strategic planning and policy development for the conservation, restoration and wise use of wetlands and wetland resources in Ukraine, and to submit a plan to the Ukrainian Ministry of Environment for endorsement.
Donor: Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

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Quick scan of peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe

This quick scan of peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe provides a background for the development of a strategy for conservation.

 

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Site network for birds and wetlands: Inventory, protection and community management

The Network of Important Bird Areas (IBA) caretakers is enhanced through this project which provides new knowledge on the conservation needs of priority bird species and recommends effective conservation management practices to prevent decline of species and destruction of sites.
Donor: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

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Содействие сохранению биоразнообразия водно-болотных угодий Московской области

Проект направлен на поддержку усилий государственных и общественных природоохранных организаций Московской области в сфере сохранения биоразнообразия водно-болотных угодий региона и включает работы по изучению (инвентаризации) угодий, разработке стратегии их сохранения и устойчивого использования, выполнению модельных проектов в наиболее ценных водно-болотных комплексах, повышению информированности населения по вопросам природоохранной и хозяйственной ценности водно-болотных угодий области.  

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Central Anatolia, Turkey, wetland conservation

This project is building an NGO federation to support wetland conservation and wise use.

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Wings over Wetlands (WoW)

This project aims to improve the conservation status of African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds by assisting countries to conserve key wetland areas. The project takes place in 118 Asian, European and African countries along the African Eurasian Flyway.

In this region, we have identified the critical network of wetland sites (for a total of 3,020 sites) for migratory waterbirds.

We train people and raise awareness about the conservation and wise use of migratory waterbirds and the wetlands they use. Demonstration projects are implemented to provide good examples.

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Wetland School Network

The Wetlands School Network (WSN) unites schools from five different countries in Asia on education on wetlands, their services and importance. Special attention is paid to the East Asian and Southeast Asian region through the demonstration and sustainable development of the WSN in the five nations of China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand. 

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Wetlands and Poverty Reduction

This programme aimed to improve policies so that they include the role of wetlands for poverty reduction; especially in developing countries.

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Southern Kenya – Kimana wetlands

This project in Southern Kenya tries to solve increasing conflicts between different groups of people and between people and wildlife over water and over the use of the Kimana wetlands.  

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Malawi and Zambia: Simlemba wetlands

The project aim is to teach villagers how to take good care of the dambo and the surrounding landscape and how that will lead to more and long terms benefit for people.

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