This policy brief sets out the link between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the conservation and restoration of wetlands.

This report makes the case for addressing ecosystem degradation as one of the root causes of risk and vulnerability and for opting for ecosystem-based solutions as a way to reduce disaster risk and build community resilience.

This booklet provides a concise overview on how the world

Reefs, mangrove forests and inland wetlands in arid regions can play a very cost-effective role in attenuating the impacts of extreme weather events such as the impacts of hurricanes and cyclones, extremes in precipitation and increases in evaporation due to higher temperatures. Inland wetlands can reduce extremes in runoff from of rivers.

The health and livelihoods of people in rural and peri-urban areas in developing countries is often strongly related to ecosystems services and water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Although provision of both is integral to water

The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), conducted each year in January, is a waterbird and wetland-monitoring programme initiated in 1987 within the framework of the International Waterbird Census. This report summarises the results of the AWC from 1987 to 2007, comprising counts at 6,705 sites in 27 countries.

This new publication 'the Global Peatlands CO2 picture provides for the first time the peatland emission data for all peat-containing countries in the world (175 countries= 90% of all countries).

Poor people suffered the most from the tsunami as their fragile homes, built along the coasts, were washed away. Many of them also are heavily dependent on coastal nature for their livelihoods and for their safety. Mangroves, coral reefs and other coastal ecosystems provide a range of benefits and resources that support livelihoods like: fishing, agriculture, fuel, fresh water, medicines.