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  • Turning abandoned rice fields into mangroves

    Turning abandoned rice fields into mangroves

    What do you do when mangroves fail to naturally recolonise abandoned rice fields in one of the most precious mangrove deltas of the world? Pieter van Eijk reports on a recent mission to Western Africa that paves the way for large-scale mangrove ...

    Pieter van Eijk

  • Aquaculture induced erosion of tropical coastlines throws coastal communities back into poverty

    Aquaculture induced erosion of tropical coastlines throws coastal communities back into poverty

    Shallow tropical coastlines harbour unique mangrove ecosystems, which support livelihoods and provide a natural barrier against coastal flooding. Non-sustainable land-use practices, such as large-scale clear cutting of mangroves for aquaculture, ...

    B.K. van Wesenbeeck;J.C. Winterwerp;T. Balke;Femke Tonneijck;Pieter van Eijk;H.Y. Siry;M.E. Rudianto

  • Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

    Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

    This new report, published by Wageningen University and Wetlands International, seeks to fill a significant gap in mangrove ecosystem service estimates. While several studies have sought to measure and value the ecosystem services provided by ...

    Alexander van Oudenhoven;Audrie J Siahainenia;Ita Sualia;Femke Tonneijck;Sander van der Ploeg;Rudolf de Groot

  • Sustaining Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

    Sustaining Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

    The Inner Niger Delta in central Mali is a giant green oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert. It is one of the country’s most productive areas, but also among its poorest. At the height of the wet season, when the River Niger is swollen by ...

    Fred Pearce

  • The Future of Paper

    The Future of Paper

    This film by the Environmental Paper Network invites us to look at this everyday material with new eyes, and transform the way we use it to achieve a more equitable and sustainable future. Wetlands International is member of the Enviromental Paper ...

  • Facts & figures on palm oil

    Facts & figures on palm oil

    Introduction Palm oil is a vegetable oil that is a common ingredient in a wide variety of products, ranging from biscuits, bread and noodles to shampoo, candles and deter-gents. It has been estimated that around half of all packaged items found in ...

  • Soy Cultivation in South America

    Soy Cultivation in South America

    The expansion of soy bean Soy cultivation has shown an increasing expansion throughout Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, in the last decade. This remarkable increase is explained by its economical importance in the region, and as a ...

  • Mangrove Guidebook for Malaysia

    Mangrove Guidebook for Malaysia

    This guidebook is designed as an easy and practical field guide for those involved in the field management of mangroves, for students and those who are interested to learn more about mangrove plants. This guidebook uses simple descriptions and a lot ...

    Lee Shin Shin;Aziah Muhamad;Joanne Tong

  • A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against ...

    Fred Pearce

  • The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

    The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

    In 2011 humans caught and consumed 78.9 million tonnes of fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other species groups from the world’s oceans, accounting for 16.6% of the world’s animal protein intake (FAO 2012). This is projected to increase ...

    Mark Spalding;James Hutchison;Philine zu Ermgassen

  • Mapping of forest cover and assessment of ecosystems and ecosystem services related to local livelihoods

    Mapping of forest cover and assessment of ecosystems and ecosystem services related to local livelihoods

    The municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiché, located in the Quiché Department of Guatemala, is characterized by degraded natural resources and a population highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. As part of the Partners for ...

  • Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site

    Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site

    June is the end of the hot and dry season in Senegal. More auspiciously, it is peak mango season. As I drove north from the capital of Dakar with a team from the Wetlands International Africa office, mango sellers blanketed the roadside selling the ...

    Paul Brotherton

  • New hope for coastal resilience for the people of Timbul Sloko

    New hope for coastal resilience for the people of Timbul Sloko

    It was an early Saturday morning in Timbul Sloko, at the North Coast of central Java, Indonesia, and not just any Saturday. It was a day of hope. The community gathered together to discuss the rehabilitation of their lost land. Moving away? There ...

    Femke Tonneijck

  • Wild birds not the source of Avian Influenza in Korea

    Wild birds not the source of Avian Influenza in Korea

    The recent outbreak of the H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza is causing many victims amongst poultry and wild birds in the Republic of Korea. The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has issued a statement on this outbreak saying ...

  • Mangrove-mud coasts; a muddy story

    Mangrove-mud coasts; a muddy story

    If you ever visit a mangrove-mud coast, you will see that the mangroves grow more or less between the waterlines at mean high water and the waterline at the highest tidal level occurring in a year. Understanding the relation between tides and ...

    Han Winterwerp

  • Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat

    Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat

    The palm oil sector has created in the past few decades millions of jobs. Over the next decade, the Indonesian government plans to double the annual production of palm oil, creating new jobs for an estimated 1.3 million households. Although the ...

    Marcel Silvius;Arina P Schrier-Uijl;Faizal Parish;K.H. Lim;S Rosediana;Gusti Z Anshari

  • Putting the carbon ahead of the drivers

    Putting the carbon ahead of the drivers

    The round of applause at the end of the REDD+ negotiations in Bonn reflected the relief of the Parties at having concluded work on several difficult issues. But their efforts will not stop deforestation and forest degradation. After two weeks ...

    Vera Coelho

  • Mangrove coasts: A muddy story

    Mangrove coasts: A muddy story

    In my previous blog, I have tried to explain the importance of mangrove mud coasts. Of course, these coasts are beautiful, exotic environments, with rare species, such as the mud skipper and numerous crabs, as well as rare birds. For some, ...

    Han Winterwerp

  • State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

    State of the Art Information on Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia

    Status and Trends of Mangroves in Indonesia GENERAL CONDITION OF MANGROVES IN INDONESIA Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with coastlines measuring a total length of 95,181 km, making it the country with the fourth longest coastline in the ...

    Muhammad Ilman;Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono;I Nyoman N Suryadiputra

  • Save and Grow: Pesticide Risk Reduction for Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production

    Save and Grow: Pesticide Risk Reduction for Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production

    Outline Presentation Background: Agricultural Scenario (2010-2050) & Crop Intensification Risks =>indiscriminate use of agrochemicals in rice paddy systems Overview FAO Intervention: Integrated Approach for Pesticide Risk Reduction ...

    Jan Willem Ketelaar