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Wetlands International and Africa Union Commission – Great Green Wall Initiative call for revival of wetland systems in the Sahel at New York Climate Summit

With the focus of the New York Climate Action Summit on generating concrete proposals that can be accelerated for climate action, Wetlands International will pledge […]

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Open letter to the Mediterranean Shipping Company from conservation organisations: Where is the compensation for pollution of the Wadden Sea?

On the night of 1 January 2019, the Swiss shipping company MSC lost 342 containers, spilling toxic substances and plastic debris across the beaches, dunes, […]

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Wetlands International’s Dr. Cabanban receives Outstanding Scientist Award in Korea

Dr. Annadel S. Cabanban, Country Representative and Program Manager of Wetlands International Philippines Programme, was bestowed the Outstanding Scientist Award by the Society of Wetlands […]

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Building with Nature in Indonesia in the spotlight in Flagship report on Adaptation

On 10 September 2019 the Global Commission on Adaptation launched its Flagship report to accelerate adaptation by elevating the political visibility of adaptation and focusing […]

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Global Flagship on Adaptation report: Work with nature, humanity first line of defence

The Flagship report by The Global Commission on Adaptation, launched today, makes a compelling case for working with nature to build resilience and reduce risk, […]

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G5 Sahel acknowledges the importance of ecosystems for human security

Environment ministers and representatives of the G5 Sahel have committed to including land restoration, integrated resource management and healthy ecosystems as part of policies to […]

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RSPO adopts palm oil standards developed by Wetlands International to limit peatland degradation

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has adopted new standards, developed by Wetlands International, to help curb the degradation of tropical forests and peatlands […]

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Yellow Sea wetlands achieve UNESCO World Heritage status with support from Wetlands International

The first parts of the world’s largest intertidal mudflat ecosystem and its fringing marshes on the Yellow Sea, China, have received UNESCO World Heritage status […]

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Wetlands International emphasises conflict-sensitive and human-security approaches to infrastructure as new Malian government takes office

Water infrastructure must be ‘conflict-sensitive’ and coordinated between ministries representative of all stakeholders if future escalation of violence in Mali is to be avoided, according […]

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Asia rallies behind Building with Nature to scale up climate change adaptation efforts

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan and India are among the countries gathering in the Netherlands this week to discuss how to scale up the nature-based adaptation […]