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World Wetlands Day 2021: wetlands are the freshwater sources

This World Wetlands Day we celebrate how wetlands are essential for water and provide for life. World Wetlands Day, celebrated each year on 2 February, […]

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Combating fires and enhancing livelihoods in the Pantanal during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ situation for indigenous communities and landowners in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. The worst fires in history are raging across the wetland, […]

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Safeguard and restore wetlands to support people and nature through the pandemic and beyond

“Healthy wetlands are vital lifelines for  people struggling to survive through the pandemic – by supporting  local communities with training and advice we are helping them to secure safe water supplies, grow […]

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March registers a record number of fires in the Pantanal

There were 602 fires this year against 141 in March 2004, the second-highest record in history. “March waters”, as Brazilians call it, haven’t showered to […]

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Call for an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework on World Wetlands Day 2020

Open Letter by the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands: Birdlife International, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the International Union for Conservation […]

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A Vision for the World’s Wetlands and their People on World Wetlands Day

With the spotlight in 2020 firmly on the twinned crises of climate and biodiversity and the choices the world must make to avoid catastrophe, journalist […]

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Wetlands International calls for collective action to halt and prevent further Pantanal fires

Earlier this month Wetlands International’s leadership team gathered in the Brazilian Pantanal for its annual meeting. One of the key reasons to be there was […]

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Programmes

The world’s wetlands treasures deserve long-term commitment. We operate two programmes on ten-year plans: Corredor Azul in South America, and Mangrove Capital Africa. Learn more […]

Case study

Corredor Azul

What is the Corredor Azul programme? Corredor Azul is a ten-year programme led by Wetlands International and funded by DOB Ecology. Its vision is that […]