Water, Wetlands and Forests: A Review of Ecological, Economic and Policy Linkages

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Publication Title

Water, Wetlands and Forests: A Review of Ecological, Economic and Policy Linkages

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CBD Technical Series

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2010

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Summary

This publication examines the linkages between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It summarizes information on the crucial linkages between water, wetlands and forests, and how these linkages are recognized and accounted for in terms of ecology, economics and policy. It first addresses the issue of freshwater scarcity as an introduction to the importance of forest and wetland linkages. Ecological linkages are then described, with specific note of the hydrological cycle, the results of forest and water ecosystem interaction and human linkages to both ecosystems. The economic linkages are then described, with particular attention given to watershed management programmes and payments for ecological services. Finally, the policy linkages are explored both in a holistic sense through the ecosystem approach, sustainable forest management and integrated water resource management, but also through a policy overview of both Conventions, along with a brief review of synergies and gaps between the two conventions.

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CBD

RAMSAR

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 WaterWetlandsForests.pdf

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