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10 tips to become ecosystem smart in Disaster Risk Reduction interventions

10 tips developed by Wetlands International for policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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Silted up swamps in the Philippines

Deforestation on the uplands of Philippine islands has been causing soil loss, landslides and flooding downstream for decades. On Mindanao, the country’s second largest island, […]

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Perspectives from the field: Ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction

Starting this week at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the international community is expected to approve the next ten year plan to strengthen […]

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News on Sendai post 1: Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on […]

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Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

Jakarta – The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast […]

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Proud Of My Purok

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Animation: restoring eroded coast Java by Building with Nature

Northern Java’s coasts suffer from severe erosion. In one decade, some coastal areas have retreated by three kilometres. Developmnet of coastal infrastructure and aquaculture went […]

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Why do we care about wetlands?

Throughout history wetlands have been integral to human survival and development. How? Simple: Wetlands are life – food, water, fibre. We depend on them – people, […]

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PEDRR policy brief for post-2015 Hyogo Framework

The growing evidence and endorsement of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction should likewise be reflected in HFA-2. Environment should be regarded as a cross-cutting issue and […]