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In India, Nature’s Power Overwhelms Engineered Wetlands

In India, they call the state of Kerala in the country’s far south “God’s own country”.  That wasn’t how it felt last August, when monsoon […]

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Blue-Green Infrastructure for Climate Change Adaptation: Combining nature and semi-natural structures for water management an risk reduction in the Peruvian basins

With a changing climate, we need to think beyond traditional or “grey” engineering. “Blue-Green Infrastructure” (BGI), being the interconnected network of natural and semi-natural areas, […]

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Transforming women’s lives through inclusive planning

Gulnaaz Khatun feels happier these days. The 33 year old lady living in Lakhnipur Maheshpatti village of Samastipur District, Bihar, will soon be getting a […]

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Maimuna and the mangroves

The connections between women and wetlands, and the role they play in conservation cannot be ignored. But then, how important is it? To look for […]

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A quilombola woman recounts how the wetlands help sustain her community

Luzia Rodrigues Ozório learned in her childhood to respect water and land, a value inherited from her parents, riverine communities, fishermen and the Afrodescendents. The […]

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Communities manage permeable structures to restore mangroves in Java

The restoration of a mangrove green belt in muddy coastal areas suffering from erosion and abrasion can be done through, among others, construction of permeable […]

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Global action to save mangroves: the Global Mangrove Alliance

In January 2019, mangrove specialists of the Global Mangrove Alliance from all over the world came together to discuss approaches to save the world’s mangroves. […]

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In our backyard: we are aiming to safeguard Dutch peatlands

As Wetlands International, we consider peatlands to be treasures, providing numerous ecosystem services and playing a role in disaster risk reduction. They are ecosystems that […]

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Kerala floods: from the eyes of wetlands

The beautiful southern India state of Kerala was devastated by unprecedented floods in August 2018. The scale of damages is staggering – as many as […]

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The Andean region: a place to conserve

“Sitting above 3500m, it is high enough to take your breath away, and lack of oxygen is not the only reason! It is a landscape […]