Resources

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

Indonesia’s largest pulp-for-paper producer risks defaulting on sustainability commitments due to bad peatland management

Netherlands – In 2013 Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) committed to use plantation fiber instead of clearing natural forests. However, in the same year APP announced […]

Publication

Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030 – Infographic

In 2015, world leaders committed to achieving the 17 goals of the United National 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). […]

Publication

Act now on wetlands for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030)

All major global policy agreements conclude: wetlands are vital ecosystems in the landscape and are indispensable to achieve a sustainable and secure world. This policy […]

Publication

Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its “zero deforestation” commitment?

This study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile sustainability commitments, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is building one […]

News

A world without wetlands is a world without water

1.2 billion people live in areas where water is physically scarce and 2.7 billion people – 40% of the world’s population – suffer water shortages […]