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Reducing the impacts of oil sands mining

Canada’s oil sands (also called tar sands) are one of the largest oil deposits on earth. Mining destroys the peat marshes covering these deposits, and […]

Case study

Conserving and restoring Brunei’s rich biodiversity

The country of Brunei Darussalam is a green gem on the rapidly deforesting island of Borneo. Much of Brunei is still covered in Asian lowland […]

Publication

Policy Analysis of PP 71/2014

This policy analysis of the Government Regulation 71/2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystems shows the gaps in the current regulation and presents […]

Publication

Recommendations for the pulpwood sector

The pulp and paper industry is booming in Southeast Asia. The pulp wood plantations, primarily Acacia crassicarpa, are often grown on carbon rich and biodiversity […]

News

A new report on impacts of plantations on the Kampar Peninsula peatland confirms that drained plantations on peatland cannot be sustained

A new Deltares report, commissioned by Wetlands International, reconfirms that pulp wood and oil palm plantations in peatlands cannot be managed sustainably. Such drained plantations […]

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Building capacity for and with sustainable palm oil growers

With the UNFCCC COP21 going on in Paris, on the other side of the world in Bogor, Indonesia, Wetlands International and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm […]

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Global conventions kick-start initiative to reduce peat carbon emissions in Paris

Paris – The Conventions on Biological Diversity (CBD), Wetlands (Ramsar), and Desertification (UNCCD) launched a global map of peatland hotspots at the climate summit in […]

News

Indonesian Civil Society presents a Roadmap towards sustainable peatland management for pulpwood plantations

Bogor, Indonesia. Civil society in Indonesia today presents a Roadmap towards sustainable peatland management for the Indonesian pulpwood plantation industry. The roadmap aims to stop […]

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Indonesia announces to protect and rewet its peatlands

Wetlands International strongly welcomes the Indonesian government for announcing that Indonesia will ban new developments in its carbon rich peatlands, including ban of land clearing […]

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