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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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We want to upscale our impact to build community resilience!

At today’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Wetlands International celebrates its five-year collaboration with Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Cordaid, and […]

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Dutch government to Partners for Resilience: ‘We want to continue’

“We want to continue with you, we want to learn from you, we can also help you.” That was the message to the Partners for […]

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Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course […]

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Wetlands are an indispensable link in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September the UN member states formally adopted the new development goals, which will set the world’s development agenda for the next 15 […]

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Wetlands International ranks #17 in top climate think tank list

Wetlands International takes the 17th spot on the International Centre for Climate Governance top 100 list for climate think tanks in 2014. With the aim […]

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From WCDRR Sendai: Eco-DRR Report – Thursday 19 March

The Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 has been agreed at 10pm in Japan with a central role for ecosystem degradation as a root […]