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Living with the floods, not against them

“Yes, we are illiterate sir, but we are engineers as far as our experience with water and rivers is concerned”, says Phushi Mahato, a villager […]

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Recommendations pre-zero-draft post-2015 framework on DRR

A set of recommendations for inclusion in the post-2015 Framework for disaster reduction (HFAII), summarised in this briefing, to ensure that the role of ecosystems, and […]

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Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site, Part II

Despite the long history of abuse, Senegal’s Ndiaël Avifauna Special Reserve remains important, with a huge potential for restoration to benefit both people and nature, […]

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Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site, Part I

June is the end of the hot and dry season in Senegal. More auspiciously, it is peak mango season. As I drove north from the […]

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Impact of global warming on food security in vulnerable areas in Africa

Global warming may imply large fluctuations of the impact of droughts in rural areas. Adaptation strategies will likely have to cope with such variable conditions […]

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THE ROAD TO LIMA

The 2013 Warsaw Framework for REDD+ agreed upon at the last climate conference (COP19) was a positive step forward. However, there is unfinished business on REDD+ safeguards. Additional […]

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Call for strongly featuring global warming in the Sustainable Development Goals

In this letter hundreds of civil society organisations, including Wetlands International, urge the Co-Chairs and Member States of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Framework process to […]

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Where was the role of the environment at the Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas?

The Panamanian delegation and Wetlands International call for ecosystem conservation in Disaster Risk Reduction. The Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas […]

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Focus on wetlands at the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk of the Americas

Wetlands should be better managed and restored for their ability to reduce disaster risk, says Wetlands International. To stimulate this, the post-2015 framework for Disaster […]