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Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN summit on Disasters

Sendai, Japan – Tackling disasters such as floods and droughts should focus much more on the sustainable use and restoration of ecosystems such as wetlands, states […]

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From WCDRR Sendai: Eco-DRR Report – Friday 13 March

Today: Negotiations for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction started (PREPCOMIII); Wetlands International calls for Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN […]

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Focus op beter waterbeheer en ecosysteemherstel op VN top Rampenbestrijding hard nodig

Sendai, Japan – De aanpak van rampen zoals overstromingen en droogtes moet zich veel meer richten op het duurzamer gebruik en herstel van ecosystemen zoals wetlands. […]

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News on Sendai post 1: Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on […]

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Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

Jakarta – The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast […]

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APP struggles to meet commitment on peat-friendly pulpwood

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the biggest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, celebrates its 2-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Plan today. APP has eliminated the use […]

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WASH IT! alliance: one of 25 strategic partners of Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs

The WASH IT! alliance was delighted to learn that it was selected as one of 25 strategic partners of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for […]

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Flamingo expert Alan Johnson passes on

Wetlands International is deeply saddened by the loss of Alan Johnson, one of our Associate Experts. Alan passed away on 25 December 2014, at the […]

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A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, […]

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Calling an end to the search for ‘big ideas’

Timing is everything. And Michael Hobbes, an old aid hand and human rights consultant, got the timing spot on with his recent blog at The New Republic on […]

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