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Wetland Basics

Please download these resources free of charge, and use them to promote better wetland conservation. You are welcome to modify them to suit your needs.

:) Although free, we ask that you ALWAYS ACKNOWLEDGE the authors and the Mondi Wetlands Programme of these materials when using them!

 

1.    Wetland Basics presentation #1
This PowerPoint presentation of 12 slides is designed to give people basic knowledge about wetlands, their importance, and their conservation status in South Africa. The presentation does this by asking and answering four important questions about wetlands in South Africa.

1.    What is a wetland?
2.    Why are wetlands important?
3.    What is damaging our wetlands?
4.    What is the answer?

(Download PDF 967KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme.

 

2.    Wetland basics presentation #2
This second PowerPoint presentation of 36 slides further expands on some of the basics mentioned in presentation #1, and has a lot more photos.
(Download PDF 37KB) Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme.

 

3.    Wetland Facts and Figures
A short 1 page fact sheet on wetlands. (Download 73KB) Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme.

 

4.    Wetland basics: a series of short articles on wetland basics
These 6 popular articles summarise the basic information on what wetlands are, why they are important and how to manage them.
(Download 1 PDF 87KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 2 PDF 86.4KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 3 PDF 63.4KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 4 PDF 94KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 5 PDF 87.8KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 6 PDF 78.5KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme

 

5.    Emerging farmers: a series of short articles on wetlands
These 4 short popular articles talk about why wetlands are important to farmers, and how they can manage them.
(Download 1 PDF 82KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 2 PDF 98KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 3 PDF 92.7KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme
(Download 4 PDF 87.8KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme

 

6.    Wetlands and People
This 22 page booklet, also known as Wetland-Use Booklet 1, covers the values that wetlands offer us and how these values are affected by our land-use activities. 
(Download 553KB). Author: Dr Don Kotze, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

7.    What is a Wetland?
This 16 page booklet, also known as Wetland-Use Booklet 2, is an introduction to understanding wetland hydrology, soils and landforms. 
(Download 5.06MB). Author: Dr Don Kotze, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

8.    Wetlands – Water – Life - Culture
This 8 page booklet shares some of the cultural riches of South African wetlands from craft making, subsistence agriculture, and medicinal plants to religion and spirituality.
(Download PDF 740KB). Authors: WESSA, Working for Wetlands & Mondi Wetlands Programme.

 

9.    Wise Use of Wetland resources
This 8 page booklet is aimed at creating a basic understanding for how to use a wetland’s resources wisely. (Download PDF 3.89MB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme.

 

10.    Wetland rehabilitation as a vehicle for wetland conservation
A short article on how the Mondi Wetlands Programme used wetland rehabilitation to catalyse a greater national interest in wetland conservation.
(Download PDF 78.4KB). Author: Mondi Wetlands Programme

 


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