Climate Change

 

 

 


Managing Water Wisely to Save Wetlands and Waterbirds

Human civilizations have risen by the shores of seas, rivers, and wetlands, the latter being remarkably productive ecosystems, teeming with biodiversity such as waterbirds and fish. Yet, where water has been abused and lost, wildlife and civilizations too have vanished. Now, more than ever, as human population increases and water demands grow, people and wildlife need secure and adequate sources of water for survival. The Siberian Crane Wetland Project, implemented by UNEP and executed by the International Crane Foundation, demonstrated that the delicate inter-connections between water, wetlands, wildlife and human welfare can be successfully managed to the benefit of people and biodiversity.

Contact: max.zieren@unep.org;
www.unep.org/dgef

Ecosystem Management Activities

 
Restoring and Maintaining Ecosystems

East Asian Seas Action Plan

Protecting Marine Ecosystems Using the Green Fins Approach

Protecting and Conserving Marine Species and Habitats

The Great Apes Survival Partnership

Forest Certification for Ecosystem Service

Strengthening Forest and Ecosystem Connectivity in the RIMBA Corridor in Central Sumatra

Integrating Ecosystem Management into Development and Planning

Strengthening Coastal Zone Management 

Mapping and Enhancing Natural Resource Governance in Small Island Communities

‘Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in Southeast Asia

Utilizing Ecosystem Management Tools and Supporting Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Support to Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Regional Global Environment Facility Projects