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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Waterbird Fund

Supporting monitoring across flyways Established in 2016, the Waterbird Fund is for everyone who shares our dedication to essential long-term waterbird monitoring activities and the conservation actions […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Continuing Indonesia’s nature-based coastal resilience through virtual outreach

Across the world, COVID-19 is impacting vulnerable coastal communities such as Demak, Northern Java. Here, the Building with Nature Indonesia consortium is working with coastal villages to reduce erosion, rehabilitate mangroves and revive local livelihoods. The villagers own and […]

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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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Continuing mangrove restoration and supporting livelihoods in Senegal

More than 100,000 inhabitants in the Sine Saloum Delta depend on the area’s bountiful mangroves for their livelihoods; honey production, agriculture, salt extraction and eco-tourism. These mangroves are crucial to maintaining resilience against future disaster, so […]

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Empowering Malaysia’s wetland tribes with access to market for craftsmanship

The way of life of the Orang Asli Gombak territory outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been hit hard by the pandemic. The area, which houses ten different indigenous tribes, is usually at risk from developments and illegal waste dumps, but […]