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We need wetlands: The urgent case for global wetland targets

As critical COP15 negotiations commence in Nairobi in June 2022, Wetlands International has produced a white paper calling for urgent global wetlands targets to be […]


An Atlas of Movements of Southwest Siberian Waterbirds [Veen et al 2005]

This Atlas of movements of Southwest Siberian waterbirds is a contribution to the knowledge of the migratory movements of Siberian waterbirds, with special reference to […]


Reducing the ecosystem-based carbon footprint of coastal engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions from coastal engineering do not only involve emissions from (dredging) vessels, but also from impacting sediments and coastal ecosystems. A new report […]


Options for strengthening action on the ocean and coasts under the UNFCCC

This options paper summarizes some of the key entry points within existing UNFCCC processes and ongoing negotiations where management actions concerning the ocean and coastal […]


The voluntary carbon market for safeguarding and restoring our wetlands

Healthy wetlands store vast amounts of carbon in their soils and biomass, but they can become a huge source of emissions upon degradation. Peatlands, although […]


Seventh European Woodcock and Snipe Workshop

Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Wetlands International Woodcock and Snipe Specialist Group 16–18 May 2011. Edited by Y Ferrand; Date of Publication: 2013; […]


Protected areas don’t always boost biodiversity: management is crucial

The impact on wildlife of designating protected areas such as national parks varies, according to the largest ever global study of their effects on waterbirds. […]


Negative impacts of lithium extraction in the high Andean wetlands

Lithium has traditionally been used in the production of glass, ceramics, lubricants, psychiatric medications, lubricating grease, air conditioners, polymers, and metallurgy, among others. The aim […]


Ensuring the Global Biodiversity Framework prioritises measures to safeguard wetlands and wetland biodiversity

Wetlands cover just 7 percent of the planet but are home to 40% of the world’s biodiversity. Over one million threatened species of plants and […]