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Kick-starting the first EAAFP Conservation Status Review

The 1% waterbird population estimate threshold is a key criterion for identifying sites of international importance, including designating Ramsar Sites and EAAFP Flyway Network Sites. […]


Can language determine how we value water?

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the value of water. But while scientific journals, policy frameworks and philosophical debates have explored and assessed the […]


Wetlands International becomes supporting partner of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Wetlands International has officially become a supporting partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The partnership recognises Wetlands International’s critical role to catalyse and successfully implement restoration initiatives for […]


Supporting a universal declaration of the rights of wetlands

Wetlands International is supporting a proposed Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands. The proposed declaration, developed by scientists and attorneys through the Society of […]


Celebrating 50 years of a wetland convention for collaboration across borders

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention, the intergovernmental treaty which commits countries to the ‘wise use’ of wetlands, to list and […]


In memory of Joost van der Ven

Sadly Joost van der Ven passed away on 20 January 2021. Joost has had a long history with Wetlands International over many decades. He served […]


The Waterbird Fund

Supporting long-term monitoring across the flyways for conservation of migratory waterbirds About the Waterbird Fund The Waterbird Fund was established in 2016 in response to […]


The annual International Waterbird Census kicked off in the Asia-Pacific

From January to February one of the oldest and biggest annual citizen science programmes in the world takes place, the International Waterbird Census, coordinated globally […]

Urban Wetlands – Compendium Guide in the Partners for Resilience

In the midst of record-breaking heat in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Europe, the IFRC and the Climate Centre released their new “Heatwave […]