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Climate change adaptation and waterbirds: a more integrated approach is needed

Lake Abijatta, Ethiopia, one of the Critical Sites where the Climate Resilient Flyway Project is working. It has been slowly drying out and losing its importance for waterbirds because of unsustainable water extraction in its catchment.   Migratory […]


Greenchoice and Wetlands International kick-off their partnership on Earth Day to restore Guinea-Bissau’s mangroves

Dutch sustainable energy supplier Greenchoice and Wetlands International, the international NGO dedicated to protecting and restoring wetlands, launch a joint project in Guinea Bissau to […]


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 […]