We are dedicated to the conservation of tropical peat swamp forest; addressing emissions, land subsidence, wild fires and flooding issues
Wetlands International strives to reverse the rapid loss of mangrove forests and promotes sustainable use of this invaluable ecosystem
Constructed wetlands can play an important role in water treatment and storage. At the same time, they also improve the quality of life for both people and wildlife
We work with government and communities to put in place proper management systems to ensure the sustainable and wise use of wetlands and to reduce disaster risk
We gather and share scientific and practical information that helps inform and influence wetland-related policies and practices
The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria, which can be used by policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their DRR work.
Mangroves can reduce storm surge water levels by slowing the flow of water and reducing surface waves. Therefore mangroves can potentially play a role in coastal defence and disaster risk reduction, either alone or alongside other risk reduction measures such as early warning systems and engineered coastal defence structures (e.g. sea walls).
Wetlands International Malaysia
3A31 Block A, Kelana Centre Point
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +60 3 78046770
Fax: +60 3 78046772