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Lobster boom on unrecognisable coastline

“The wave was higher than the trees.  The sea came right over the village.  Every building was destroyed, including all 300 houses.   About 180 people […]

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When Cut met Clinton

Layeun is famous among the tsunami villages of Aceh. Bill Clinton came here earlier this year and brought the media. He called for new help […]

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Swapping places with wild boar

Precisely 256 people were living in Gampong Baro on the day the tsunami hit. Just under half of them died.  Just 24 bodies were found, while […]

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Mangroves return amid the fish ponds

Azhar, leader of Lham Ujong, is a proud man. Proud of the pictures in his album of him shaking hands with dignitaries bringing aid money […]

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A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove […]

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Why are wetlands important to you?

At the recent Wetland Solutions Stakeholder Forum in Rotterdam held on 22 September 2014, we interviewed some of our stakeholders on why wetlands are important […]

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Is development stuck in a destructive rut?

Or can we dream of a new world where ecology, economy and society are re-connected? As Wetlands International, we know that it is vital to […]

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Bottom up in Indonesia!

Last week, I visited Indonesia together with Femke Tonneijck from Wetlands International  to meet our partners that are involved in the development of a Building […]

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Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

“The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing  amount of […]