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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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Wetland Champion and Hero: Dr Luc Hoffmann

There are many people working to study, conserve and restore wetlands today, all over the world – and it must be true that this is […]

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Building a mangrove community in the Western Indian Ocean region

The area of mangroves that has been lost in Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries over the last century is estimated to exceed 50% of current […]

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Online Results 2015

We invite you to view the online summary of our Results 2015 describing our achievements over the past year and information on our main goals for 2016: Wetlands International Results 2015 […]

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China commits to strengthen collaboration on wetlands

This morning, during a historic visit to Wetlands International’s Head Office in the Netherlands, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of the People’s Republic of China […]

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“No Sustainable Development Goals unless action is taken to reduce the deficit in natural infrastructure”

New York – At the High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) NGO Wetlands International states that better management and restoration of […]

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Indonesia’s largest pulp-for-paper producer risks defaulting on sustainability commitments due to bad peatland management

Netherlands – In 2013 Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) committed to use plantation fiber instead of clearing natural forests. However, in the same year APP announced […]

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