Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) 2019

Project leaderDaniel Murdiyarso
Location Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Peru, Botswana
Project statusON-GOING
Project start2018-10-01
Project end2019-10-10

SWAMP program co-implementers the US Forest Service (USFS) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are contributing to USAID's Global Climate Change Sustainable Landscapes program goals by addressing data gaps in carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) dynamics in tropical wetlands, building capacity globally for wetlands management and monitoring, and developing tools that support sustainable wetlands management and help countries incorporate their wetlands in to national and international climate change plans.

SWAMP work to date has had a strong emphasis on increasing scientific knowledge of tropical wetlands, working closely with in-country scientists, students, and government staff. This has resulted in filling critical information gaps about tropical wetlands; increasing global, regional, and country-level awareness of their significance; and building skills in monitoring of tropical wetlands. In FY19, SWAMP aims to build upon its significant scientific achievements with an increased emphasis on applications that improve wetlands management, restoration, policies, and international reporting. These applications aim to meet country-specific needs and be taken up by governments, Missions, and project implementers, to create measureable change on the ground in how wetlands are managed.


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