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Sustainable land use

Conserving and rehabilitating peatlands does not mean that these areas become off-limits to economic activity. Several options for sustainable use of wet peatlands exist, and local communities have made use of such opportunities for centuries.

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Wetlands International calls for National Peatland Strategy in Indonesia to curb haze disaster

Jakarta – Indonesia can only curb the annual fires and haze disasters if it develops a National Peatland Conservation and Restoration Strategy, according to Wetlands […]

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Wetlands are an indispensable link in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September the UN member states formally adopted the new development goals, which will set the world’s development agenda for the next 15 […]

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Peatlands of South East Asia are heading towards a socio-economic disaster

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Melaleuca cajuputi (gelam) – a useful species and an option for paludiculture in degraded peatlands

In this case study information is collated about the ecology and propagation of Melaleuca cajuputi (gelam). Also included are sections on its various uses, production […]

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Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

This factsheet explains why urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic regular flooding of vast peatland areas in Southeast Asia. The drainage of peatlands for […]

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Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

A policy submission by a wide range of NGO’s, including Wetlands International, to the UNFCCC with views on the methodological issues related to social, environmental […]