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Bending the curve of freshwater biodiversity loss

Wetlands International freshwater experts contribute to Living Planet Report 2020   Freshwater habitats including rivers, streams, lakes and other wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems on our planet. Their biodiversity is declining far […]

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Convention on Biological Diversity: highlighting essential sub-grouping of ecosystems

Every two years, countries from around the world meet to discuss the conservation of the world’s biodiversity. The next Conference of these Parties (COP) to […]

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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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The world gets a first overview of mangrove health with Global Mangrove Watch

The world will get a much-needed overview of the state of its mangroves today as Global Mangrove Watch, a new, powerful remote sensing tool that […]

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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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Peatlands as part of the bigger climate picture

Peatlands may be one climate puzzle piece, but should we not be looking at the bigger picture? It is 2020, and the world is most […]

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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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Water, Peace and Security Partnership awarded Luxembourg Peace Prize in the Environment Category

The Water, Peace and Security Partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace. The ceremony has been postponed to 2021 […]

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Opportunity to reshape action to multiple risks with a focus on vulnerable people

The impact of COVID19 on poor and vulnerable people is severe. Lockdowns and curfews imposed to curb the spread of COVID19 have brought untold economic […]