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Entries for November 2005

16-Nov-2005

The President named the threats for the protection of wetlands: frozen social structures, agriculture, siltation, but surprisingly also the international environmental NGO’s. After an earlier cancellation and a long delay, the President finally spoke to the Convention hosted by his country.

15-Nov-2005

The Contracting Parties of the Ramsar Convention in Kampala, ending today, have made remarkably ambitious agreements on major issues, according to the NGO’s.  The Convention underlined that culling of wild birds or destroying wetlands should not be considered as a method to stop the spread of the avian flu, as these measures might even exacerbate the spread of the disease.

14-Nov-2005

In the last year, we witnessed a large number of natural disasters. In many of them, wetlands played a role in preventing and mitigating their impacts. In some situations, the loss and degradation of wetlands led to greater losses of human life and increased poverty amongst local communities.

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