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Promising new opportunities and pressing threats concerning efforts to conserve biodiversity in 2021: Horizon scan

A panel of 25 scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together for an annual ‘horizon scan’ to answer the question: “What are the most promising new opportunities […]

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Wetlands International congratulates the Irish Government’s inspiring leadership in making wetlands core to climate action

The Irish government has taken bold steps to make its wetlands a core part of its climate action – a move which Wetlands International and […]

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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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Continuing Indonesia’s nature-based coastal resilience through virtual outreach

Across the world, COVID-19 is impacting vulnerable coastal communities such as Demak, Northern Java. Here, the Building with Nature Indonesia consortium is working with coastal villages to reduce erosion, rehabilitate mangroves and revive local livelihoods.   The villagers own and maintain temporary […]

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Combating fires and enhancing livelihoods in the Pantanal during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ situation for indigenous communities and landowners in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. The worst fires in history are raging across the wetland, […]

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Continuing mangrove restoration and supporting livelihoods in Senegal

More than 100,000 inhabitants in the Sine Saloum Delta depend on the area’s bountiful mangroves for their livelihoods; honey production, agriculture, salt extraction and eco-tourism. These mangroves are crucial to maintaining resilience against future disaster, so […]

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Empowering Malaysia’s wetland tribes with access to market for craftsmanship

The way of life of the Orang Asli Gombak territory outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been hit hard by the pandemic. The area, which houses ten different indigenous tribes, is usually at risk from developments and illegal waste dumps, but […]

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Virtual community training to continue to rewetting peatlands in Indonesia and Russia

Despite the constraints of COVID-19, Wetlands International continues to prevent and reverse drainage of peatlands which is devastating to nature, encourages fires, floods and subsidence and contributes to runaway climate change. Rewetting […]

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Supporting the re-integration and self-sufficiency of India’s displaced workers across wetlands

In India, the largest brunt of the pandemic has been born by communities in rural areas and the more economically vulnerable population. The arrival of the pandemic triggered an odyssey […]

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Safeguard and restore wetlands to support people and nature through the pandemic and beyond

“Healthy wetlands are vital lifelines for  people struggling to survive through the pandemic – by supporting  local communities with training and advice we are helping them to secure safe water supplies, grow […]