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Extreme flooding predicted in Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

Bamako, Mali  – The latest OPIDIN flood forecasting bulletin released by Direction Nationale de l’Hydraulique and Wetlands International predicts extremely high floods in the Inner […]

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New training program aims to increase business investments in natural infrastructure

On 4 September, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched an online, freely available training course on Natural Infrastructure for Business to promote increased […]

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Watershed – empowering citizens to launch in Stockholm

The Watershed strategic partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Netherlands-based organisations Akvo, IRC, Simavi and Wetlands International is being launched at an […]

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Celebrating International Mangrove Day with little mangrove defenders in Panamá

A joint presentation by the mangrove defenders of the Bay of Chame and El María was the highlight of the Educational Day in Las Lajas, […]

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Wetlands International to highlight soil subsidence and flooding at International Peat Congress

Kuching, Malaysia – The International Peat Congress (IPC) 2016, a global gathering of peatland scientists and experts, is being held in Kuching, in the state […]

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Celebrating 50 years of the International Waterbird Census in Laguna Llancanelo, Argentina

Thousands of flamingos, swans, ducks and coots can be found in the Llancanelo lagoon, the site chosen to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the International Waterbird […]

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Wetland and waterbird scientist Hugh Boyd passes on

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Hugh Boyd, aged 91. Boyd was a pioneering waterbird and wetland conservationist and […]

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A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched […]

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Iraqi Marshlands named a UNESCO World Heritage site

On 17 July the Marshlands of Southern Iraq, often referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’, were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous […]

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Dutch expert team presents coastal protection strategy for typhoon prone Tacloban

An expert team led by Royal HaskoningDHV has recently presented an integrated Coastal Protection Strategy to the Mayor of Tacloban, with the aim to provide safety and […]

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