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Denial continues over long-term impacts of peatland drainage in Southeast Asia

In August the 15th International Peat Congress was held in Malaysia in order to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to congregate, share information […]

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International workshop on Restoring Peatlands in Russia

An international workshop on restoration of peatlands in Russia was held on September 27-28 in Vladimir and Meschera National Park. The workshop was organized within […]

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Wetlands International to highlight soil subsidence and flooding at International Peat Congress

Kuching, Malaysia – The International Peat Congress (IPC) 2016, a global gathering of peatland scientists and experts, is being held in Kuching, in the state […]

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A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched […]

Publication

Peatland Brief: An Assessment of the ‘eko-hidro’ Water Management Approach

This policy brief questions the scientific basis of a range of claims in relation to the ‘sustainability’ of peatland drainage for plantations. The paper shows […]

Case study

Conserving and restoring the iconic marshes of Southern Iraq

The iconic Mesopotamian Marshlands in Iraq, often referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’, also contain the giant Majnoon oil fields. The wetlands were severely […]

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Restoring peatlands in Russia

To avoid large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions and major peat fires in Russia, a large-scale ecological restoration pilot project covering over 40.000 ha of drained […]

Publication

Kampar Peninsula Science Based Management Support Project: Summary Interim reports

Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) is the second largest pulp and paper company of Indonesia and holds extensive drained plantations on peatlands. On the […]

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China commits to strengthen collaboration on wetlands

This morning, during a historic visit to Wetlands International’s Head Office in the Netherlands, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of the People’s Republic of China […]