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A list of case studies

  • Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve Peat Fish Survey

    Peat swamp forests are nature’s treasure trove. Despite their harsh living conditions, a wide variety of endemic plants and animals are to be found in these environments. Among the many fauna species found in peat swamp forests, the most vulnerable of it all is probably the peat fish. There have been very few fish surveys […]

  • Waterbird Population Estimates Database

    The Waterbird Population Estimates (WPE) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide. This project has been developed by Wetlands International with the support of Environment Canada and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

  • Restoration of coastal hydrology at Tanjung Piai, Malaysia

    Wetlands International Project looked into the problems with erosion in Tanjung Piai which was designated as a Ramsar site in 2003. The coastal mangroves are an important landmark of Malaysia: the most southern tip of the Asian Continent.

  • Ecotourism in Sedili Kechil

    The wetlands of Sedili are among the best remaining examples of wetlands in the country with distinct gradation of riverine vegetation and freshwater swamp forests and rich of wildlife. It is a very attractive area for tourists and hence where sustainable ecotourism can strongly contribute to local livelihoods.

  • Sustaining mangroves with communities in Sedili Kecil, Johor, Malaysia

    In Sedili Kecil, Johor, Malaysia, we aim to raise awareness on the importance of the conservation of mangrove forests among local communities. We also encourage their involvement in rehabilitating mangroves and strengthening their capacity to implement techniques for sustainable use and monitor the mangroves.

  • Brunei Peat Swamp Forest Biodiversity Assessment

    The rarely visited country of Brunei Darussalam is a green gem on the rapidly deforesting island of Borneo. Much of Brunei is still covered in peat swamp or mangrove forest, which is in stark contrast to the situation in other countries within the region. These forests are rich with species of plants and animals, but face threats due to development, peat drainage and fires.

  • Royal Selangor Golf Club Constructed Wetlands

    The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) is a large area of greenery in the middle of an urban environment. The total area is about 122 ha, out of which 5.3 ha. is designated as the wildlife and bird sanctuary. Although the area is a well managed and manicured environment whose primary aim is to provide the RSGC […]

  • Enhancing forest-related ecotourism for the Semelai in Tasek Bera, Malaysia

    This project aims to stimulate ecotourism activities by the Association of Indigenous Semelai people in the Tasek Bera wetlands by training guides, supporting the development of ecotourism packages and implementing a marketing strategy.

  • Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Wetlands

    Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) is a very prestigious club that has deteriorated badly over the years and, with major renovation works, is now to become the flagship for Sime Darby with their World HQ to be constructed adjacent to the course. Associated with this development is the construction of a retention pond, […]

  • NAHRIM Lake Rehabilitation

      Wetlands International was involved in the rehabilitation of man-made lakes at the National Hydrological Research Institute Malaysia (NAHRIM). The aim was to improve conditions of the lake, this was done by emulating the functions of natural lake systems. The construction of proper wetland cells which will act as a filtration and pollution control medium to […]