Resources

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World Water Day interview with Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick

Case study

Restoring the abundance of Senegal’s Ndiael Special Reserve for people and nature

The Ndiael Reserve in Senegal is an oasis of desert wetlands that is internationally recognised for its outstanding nature. Like the birds and the fish […]

Case study

From the Arctic to Africa: Protecting Waterbirds and Wetlands

Migratory birds do not mind political boundaries, but they often suffer from lack of international cooperation as they depend on local wetlands in different countries […]

Case study

Creating climate resilient wetlands for waterbirds and communities across the African-Eurasian flyway

The Climate Resilient Flyways project is about working at a landscape-level to benefit the local people and the birds that migrate across continents but still rely on sites within those landscapes.

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We are the global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. Wetlands are the source of water that supports all forms of […]

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Community resilience

Rivers and wetlands are critically important life-support systems running through the Sahelian drylands. They provide food, water supplies and fertile soils for tens of millions of people. The loss of wetlands results in increased water scarcity, hunger and instability.

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Climate and disaster risks

Arid wetlands are vital water stores in otherwise uninhabitable landscapes. They help strengthen the capacity of local people to survive droughts and fight desertification. A changing climate and upstream diversions is putting these wetlands and the communities they support at risk.

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Blue Lifelines in the Desert

How can people and nature survive at the edge of the Sahara Desert? For centuries wetlands in the arid Sahel region of Africa have provided lifelines for local people and wildlife. Yet these wetlands are shrinking. They are threatened by a changing climate, rapid population growth and increasing competition for water. We work to safeguard and restore these freshwater flows.

News

New initiative launched to create climate resilient wetlands for waterbirds and communities

Bonn, Germany – A new initiative to identify and restore critical wetlands for waterbirds flying between Europe and Africa that are vulnerable to climate change was […]

Publication

Recommendations to the zero-draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

Wetlands International welcomes the co-chairs’ zero draft, dated 20 October. As an organisation with experience in wetland conservation, restoration and sustainable use for the benefit […]