Resources

Case study

The Parana Delta in Argentina: maintaining wetlands and traditional livelihoods

The diverse wetlands of the Parana Delta lie in the La Plata Basin in Argentina. They are under great pressure from the extraction of natural […]

Case study

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

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 […]

News

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 […]

News

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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Private sector performance

A green, low carbon, energy efficient and socially inclusive economy offers a way to remedy the current environmental, social and economic crisis facing the global community. Wetlands and the services they provide will have a crucial role to play as the world transitions to a green economy.

News

Indonesian haze: no oil palms on peat! Revoke PT PEAK’s license NOW

Fires continue to ravage Indonesia’s peatlands, yet the government is permitting PT PEAK, a palm oil company, to destroy a valuable peat dome currently under […]

News

And the peatland drainage continues… How not to stop the haze

This new video report from Al Jazeera (8-10-2015) shows how peat fires caused by palm oil plantations are threatening adjacent rainforests and their carbon-rich peatsoils […]