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02-Feb-2016, views: 543

The precipitous loss of wetlands and freshwater biodiversity over the last decades has been widely reported – and alongside this, many organisations, including Wetlands International, point to the urgent need to give greater emphasis to protecting and better managing wetlands and especially freshwater ecosystems. What will it take to turn the trends for wetlands around?

28-Jan-2016, views: 263

How to stay posted about the emerging trends for ecosystems and biological diversity that are currently on the margins of mainstream discussion? 

22-Oct-2015, views: 780

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of our new Supervisory Council Chair, Prof. André van der Zande. The Supervisory Council is in charge of the overall supervision of the course of affairs within Wetlands International and oversees the implementation of its policies and Strategy.

27-Jul-2015, views: 2221

Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic.  Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global climate.

29-Jun-2015, views: 1264

Wetlands International takes the 17th spot on the International Centre for Climate Governance top 100 list for climate think tanks in 2014. Read more here. 

12-May-2015, views: 1493

10-year Strategy to Safeguard and Restore Wetlands Released

We are releasing Wetland Solutions for People and Nature, our Strategic Intent for 2015 – 2025. Around the world, wetlands are under growing pressure. Implementing this strategy will help prevent and reverse the loss of wetlands and make a significant contribution to sustainable development.

02-Feb-2015, views: 3932

By Kate Pearson and Alizia Kamani

Throughout history wetlands have been integral to human survival and development. How? Simple: Wetlands[i] are life – food, water, fibre. We depend on them – people, business and nature. Yet they are highly threatened. Globally the world has lost more than 54%[ii] of its wetlands and this loss has accelerated by four times in the last 70 years[iii]. People and businesses impact wetlands, creating problems of water scarcity, excessive floods and pollution. So what does this mean for our future?
 

30-Sep-2014, views: 2184

At the recent Wetland Solutions Stakeholder Forum in Rotterdam held on 22 September 2014, we interviewed some of our stakeholders on why wetlands are important to them. Here is what they said:

16-May-2014, views: 4784

Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for millions of people, but they’re being lost at an increasing rate. Geographical Magazine's Mark Rowe reports. 

17-Mar-2014, views: 4644

In September 2013, seven European organisations joined forces to create Wetlands International – European Association. This new element of the global Wetlands International network will focus on the development and implementation of EU policy, and on its effects and impacts on global wetlands.

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