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In memory of Joost van der Ven

Sadly Joost van der Ven passed away on 20 January 2021. Joost has had a long history with Wetlands International over many decades. He served […]

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The Waterbird Fund

Supporting monitoring across flyways Established in 2016, the Waterbird Fund is for everyone who shares our dedication to essential long-term waterbird monitoring activities and the conservation actions […]

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The annual International Waterbird Census kicked off in the Asia-Pacific

From January to February one of the oldest and biggest annual citizen science programmes in the world takes place, the International Waterbird Census, coordinated globally […]

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Rising global temperatures driving birds from the tropics faster and at greater scale than anticipated

Researchers have discovered that waterbirds around the equator are sensitive to global warming and are reacting more quickly than birds from regions with a more […]

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Lead ammunition poisoning is a risk to Europe’s Wetlands

Lead from ammunition used for hunting is a very serious threat to the environment, especially wetlands and waterbirds. A group of 54 European scientists from 17 European countries have come together to support […]

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AEWA: 25 years of successful Flyway conservation in practice

This week marks the 25th Anniversary of AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, the leading legally binding flyway instrument in this […]

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Should human-made wetland habitats be conserved to protect birds?

Large numbers of shorebirds are making use of artificial wetlands, reports a recent study Navigating coasts of concrete: Pervasive use of artificial habitats by shorebirds […]

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Birdwatching connects children with nature in Senegal

Students of the Saloum mangrove clubs and their teachers joined a first edition of bird counting in Senegal, Africa. They learned about the importance of […]

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The Waterbird Population Portal flyer

The Waterbird Population Portal is an online platform that makes available the most recent data on the status and range of waterbird populations. The data […]

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Convention on Migratory Species conference adopts ‘ecological connectivity’ declaration

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS CoP13) conference last month concluded with significant decisions, including a declaration on ecological connectivity that reiterates the importance of maintaining functional networks of sites and habitats to help reverse biodiversity loss and strengthen the management of their habitats worldwide.