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Wetlands in the conservation Horizon Scan for 2018

Our input to the conservations science Horizon Scan for 2018 included Programme Manager for Costal Wetlands Femke Tonneijck. Many of the topics relate to wetlands, in particular just how much carbon will be released by soil under climate change.


Wetlands International awarded €1,000,000 by Dutch National Postcode Lottery

Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At last night’s annual Goed Geld Gala, the National Postcode Lottery awarded Wetlands International €1,000,000 to mobilise action in the places where […]


Joining forces with Russia on the wise use of wetlands

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on conservation and wise use of wetlands with Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, building on decades of work, especially in peatlands.


How to submit your Luc Hoffmann Medal nomination in 4 simple steps

So, you know a Wetland Champion who has shown outstanding leadership in wetland science, conservation or awareness raising? And you’d like to nominate them for […]


PeatRus wins UN Momentum for Change Award

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat has celebrated Wetlands International’s peatland restoration in Russia as one of nineteen diverse ‘Lighthouse Activities’ for tackling climate change. […]


Saving Peat for Less Heat! An update

Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) are almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation, even without skyrocketing emissions from peat fires. This […]


Safeguarding nature can keep Paris within reach

Nature itself can gift us more than a third of the carbon emissions reductions that are needed to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. Previous estimates […]


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 […]


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 […]


Farmers’ Perspectives on Water, Land and Cattail Crops

The soil of extensive Dutch peatlands in the western and northern parts of the country is subsiding because of drainage. This leads not only to […]

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