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Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

This factsheet explains why urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic regular flooding of vast peatland areas in Southeast Asia. The drainage of peatlands for […]

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Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

A policy submission by a wide range of NGO’s, including Wetlands International, to the UNFCCC with views on the methodological issues related to social, environmental […]

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NGO letter to pulp and paper giant APRIL on peat management in the Kampar peninsula

A group of local and international NGOs have send a letter to the pulp-for-paper giant APRIL regarding the management of its concessions on tropical peatlands […]

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A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, […]

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Sustainable peatland management on the horizon in Indonesia?

Back in 2002, Wetlands International together with local partners and communities in Jambi, South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, brought international attention to the disproportionally high […]

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All for forests, forests for all!

An unprecedented large group of governments, companies, NGOs and indigenous peoples groups called for action to protect and restore the world’s forests. In a declaration […]

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REDD+ SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS): WHAT SHOULD FURTHER GUIDANCE DELIVER?

Submission calling for additional guidance for countries participating in REDD+ (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) to meet social, environmental and governance safeguards. Addressing […]

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Wetlands International Celebrates 60 year anniversary

On 21 – 23 September 2014, Wetlands International will celebrate its work and achievements over the past 60 years in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A ‘Wetland […]

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THE ROAD TO LIMA

The 2013 Warsaw Framework for REDD+ agreed upon at the last climate conference (COP19) was a positive step forward. However, there is unfinished business on REDD+ safeguards. Additional […]

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Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and 67% of the […]