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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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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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Sustainable land use

Conserving and rehabilitating peatlands does not mean that these areas become off-limits to economic activity. Several options for sustainable use of wet peatlands exist, and local communities have made use of such opportunities for centuries.

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Wetlands International calls for National Peatland Strategy in Indonesia to curb haze disaster

Jakarta – Indonesia can only curb the annual fires and haze disasters if it develops a National Peatland Conservation and Restoration Strategy, according to Wetlands […]

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Wetlands are an indispensable link in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September the UN member states formally adopted the new development goals, which will set the world’s development agenda for the next 15 […]

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Peat Destruction, Soil Subsidence and Flooding in South East Asia

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes. […]

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Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

This Strategic Intent for 2015 – 2025 is the highest level guide to our work. It sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International in terms of what we aim to […]

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Melaleuca cajuputi (gelam) – a useful species and an option for paludiculture in degraded peatlands

In this case study information is collated about the ecology and propagation of Melaleuca cajuputi (gelam). Also included are sections on its various uses, production […]