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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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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Convention on Biological Diversity: highlighting essential sub-grouping of ecosystems

Every two years, countries from around the world meet to discuss the conservation of the world’s biodiversity. The next Conference of these Parties (COP) to […]

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Lead ammunition poisoning is a risk to Europe’s Wetlands

Lead from ammunition used for hunting is a very serious threat to the environment, especially wetlands and waterbirds. A group of 54 European scientists from 17 European countries have come together to support […]

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AEWA: 25 years of successful Flyway conservation in practice

This week marks the 25th Anniversary of AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, the leading legally binding flyway instrument in this […]

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Should human-made wetland habitats be conserved to protect birds?

Large numbers of shorebirds are making use of artificial wetlands, reports a recent study Navigating coasts of concrete: Pervasive use of artificial habitats by shorebirds […]