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Wetlands management in the Caribbean and the role of forestry and wetlands in the economy

proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of Caribbean Foresters at Trinidad, and the first meeting of ministers of agriculture to consider the economic role of forestry at Saint Lucia

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service in New Orleans, La, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wetland conservation -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.,
  • Wetlands -- Economic aspects -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.,
  • Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.,
  • Caribbean National Forest (P.R.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Ariel E. Lugo and Bruce Bayle.
    ContributionsLugo, Ariel E., Bayle, Bruce., Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), Institute of Tropical Forestry (Río Piedras, San Juan, P.R.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvi, 115 p., [3] leaves of plates
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17677452M

    Welcome to the world of wetlands Wetlands are intriguing components of the landscape and are the subject of much regulatory debate, scientific scrutiny, and landowner concern. Wetlands can be viewed as a source of recreation and food (duck hunting), a hindrance to development (regulatory policies), a haven for wildlife, or a scary place full of.


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Stockdale, Project ManagerFile Size: KB. Economic valuation of wetlands A guide for policy makers and planners Edward B Barbier, Mike Acreman and Duncan Knowler Ramsar Convention Bureau Gland, Switzerland Dr Barbier and Mr Knowler are respectively Reader and Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Economics and Environmental Management, University of York, UK.

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Sansanee Choowaew’s research areas of interest are natural resource management; rural land use modeling, planning and policy making; and wetlands-related issues including ecosystems management, biodiversity conservation, restoration, poverty alleviation, wise use of wetland resources, functions and values of rural and urban wetlands, and wetland education.

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Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or pe er Author: Qinyuqian Hushulong. Northern Forested Wetlands: Ecology and Management provides a synthesis of current research and literature.

It examines the status, distribution, and use of these wetland resources. The book focuses on understanding the role of wetlands in the landscape and on how to manage these wetlands and sustain their important functions.

Increasing Capacity for Caribbean Wetlands Conservation - SCSCB 3 F. Project description (Maximum sixteen pages) - A description of the proposed outcome (product) of the project.

Rationale 1: The Caribbean region, formed by an archipelago of more than. Wetlands improve water quality in rivers and streams. they are valuable filters for water that may eventually become drinking water.

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(Source: The Wetlands. Wetlands of Montserrat. Wetlands management in the Caribbean and the role of Forestry and wetlands in the economy. Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico. 84 pp. Spalding, M.D., Blasco, F. & Field, C.D. (Eds.) World mangrove atlas. The International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems, Okinawa, Japan.

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Another important wetland value is the socio-economical value for the inhabitants of the wetlands by both consumptive uses of it’s resources (e.g. livestock grazing, fuel wood collection, forestry activities, agriculture, water use, hunting and fishing) and non-consumptive uses of wetland “services” (e.g.

recreation, tourism, in situ. Written both as a textbook and as a professional reference book, Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts contains detailed case studies of wetland management worldwide.

Examinations of international wetland policy in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America generate a discussion of the differences between wetland management.

4 Coastal Watershed Management. wetlands including riparian wetlands, tidal freshwater marshes, salt marshes, man- groves, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and kelp forests.

The coverage and position of wetlands in the watershed will then be examined in light of reducing impacts from land-based management. In its work with 50 communities along the Sepik River – the longest river in New Guinea – the Sepik Wetlands Management Initiative has transformed the local economy and local treatment of wetlands.

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Wood. All wetlands, including those with high flows of water, tend to recycle nutrients repeatedly (Faulkner and Richardson, ). Wetlands can be sources, sinks, or transformers of nutrients. A wetland is a sink for a specific substance if it shows net retention of the substance, and it is a source if it shows net loss of the substance.

Jones, R. P Wilson-Kelly, and M. Anderson, Wetlands Management in Jamaica. In: AE. Lugo and B. Bayle, eds. Wetlands Management in the Caribbean and the Role of Forestry and Wetlands in the Economy.

Institute of Tropical Forestry and the Caribbean National Forest, pp. Furthermore, Hany Setiawan, Plh. The Head of the Center for Forest Research and Development, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, said, “Some of the obstacles and challenges in the development of native peat commodities include the availability of good and healthy seeds, technical capacity, marketing and policy”.

Inland wetlands, we know, are disappearing at a faster pace than coastal ones. Satellite image of Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley, Kenya, October The green colours show growth of vegetation around horticultural and agricultural centres, which are heavily concentrated around the lake and form a backbone of the Kenyan economy.

Wetlands are particularly vital to many migratory bird species. For example, wood ducks, mallards, and sandhill cranes winter in flooded bottomland forests and marshes in the southern U.S., and prairie potholes provide breeding grounds for over 50% of North American waterfowl.

The Ramsar Convention’s newly released flagship publication ‘The Global Wetland Outlook; State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People’ was launched in the lead up to the triennial Ramsar Conference of the Parties taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October The theme for the conference is ‘Wetlands for a.

Hence, many wetlands have already been encroached, degraded or polluted. The theme of this year’s Wetlands Day is “Wetlands and Climate Change”—and it has been chosen to highlight the important role played by wetlands, as a natural solution, in terms of adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change.Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps.” Peatlands are a type of wetland that occurs in almost every country on the globe.

They store vast amounts of carbon—twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests.