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Bottom up in Indonesia!

Last week, I visited Indonesia together with Femke Tonneijck from Wetlands International  to meet our partners that are involved in the development of a Building […]

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Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

“The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing  amount of […]

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Living with the floods, not against them

“Yes, we are illiterate sir, but we are engineers as far as our experience with water and rivers is concerned”, says Phushi Mahato, a villager […]

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Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site, Part II

Despite the long history of abuse, Senegal’s Ndiaël Avifauna Special Reserve remains important, with a huge potential for restoration to benefit both people and nature, […]

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Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site, Part I

June is the end of the hot and dry season in Senegal. More auspiciously, it is peak mango season. As I drove north from the […]

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Bankers, what are the risks of your peatland investments?

The world’s increasing demand for palm oil and pulp wood for paper production attracts the private sector to invest more and more in these businesses […]

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Impact of global warming on food security in vulnerable areas in Africa

Global warming may imply large fluctuations of the impact of droughts in rural areas. Adaptation strategies will likely have to cope with such variable conditions […]

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Mobilizing knowledge on the soy story at the Round Table on Responsible Soy

With the theme ‘Thinking Outside the Box’, the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Round Table (RT9) on Responsible Soy (RTRS) in Brazil from 7-8 May, […]

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Saving wetlands through responsible cultivation of soy

Those consuming tofu and soy milk, but especially meat eaters and those driving a car should keep a critical eye on the impacts of soy […]