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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 […]

News

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 […]

Video

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 […]

Blog

Time travel with wetlands

If we could travel back in time, to the year 1900, 65% of all wetlands in the world would not yet have been lost. We […]

Blog

Liquid assets – converting wetland ecosystem services values to investment propositions

The fact that wetlands are shrinking amidst rapid development is common knowledge, and also that  the world is more climate insecure than ever as the […]

News

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 […]

Blog

The start of a deep and positive connection between the environment, society and the economy

A 15 year-old environment campaigner stole the limelight from Ban Ki-Moon at the UN climate reception last Thursday night as he told his story of […]

Blog

The Mad Dash to Figure Out the Fate of Peatlands

As the planet’s peat swamps come under threat, the destiny of their stored carbon remains a mystery. With every step he took, Jon Nichols’ boots […]

News

“No Sustainable Development Goals unless action is taken to reduce the deficit in natural infrastructure”

New York – At the High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) NGO Wetlands International states that better management and restoration of […]