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A focus on wetlands essential to tackle land degradation

Today the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has launched the Global Land Outlook, a first of its kind report on land resources and […]

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A landscape approach for disaster risk reduction in 7 steps

The use of a landscape approach, although not new, is gaining prominence as an approach to effectively reduce disaster risk, adapt to climate change and enhance […]

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Reflections from Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction: “We need to use nature smarter than we have in the past”

Are ecosystem based solutions to reducing risk gaining ground? And what can be done to bring these solutions from small pilots to scale and integrated […]

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Landscape scale Disaster Risk Reduction: Wetland restoration to reduce risks, India

The Mahanadi delta and Kosi-Gandak floodplains in India are home to millions of farmers and fishers who used to benefit from the dynamic and nutrient […]

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Landscape scale Disaster Risk Reduction: Water trade-offs to reduce drought in the Tana Delta

The Tana Delta is at the far downstream end of the Tana River Basin which provides eighty percent of Nairobi’s drinking water. Fifty-sixty percent of […]

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Landscape scale Disaster Risk Reduction: Assessing risk across the Agusan river basin, Philippines

Multiple times a year, severe tropical storms and typhoons hit the Philippines. Fortunately, the population is very resilient. After each disaster, they reconstruct their lives […]

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Germany helps to scale up Building with Nature in Indonesia

Wetlands International is happy to announce that the German goverment has granted financial support to scale up a running pilot which aims to restore the […]

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Mangrove restoration: to plant or not to plant?

Mangrove planting has become hugely popular. The majority of planting efforts are however failing. A more effective approach is to create the right conditions for […]

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Mayors, take care of your wetlands!

Wetlands determine the sustainability, opportunities for growth and resilience of cities to a large extent. But their protective and provisioning services – often from far […]