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Promising new opportunities and pressing threats concerning efforts to conserve biodiversity in 2021: Horizon scan

A panel of 25 scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together for an annual ‘horizon scan’ to answer the question: “What are the most promising new opportunities […]

Publication

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 […]

Case study

Urban Wetlands for Cooler Cities

In an already urbanised world, cities are suffering from Urban Heat Island Effect, (UHI) – higher temperatures in built up areas – due to reduced […]

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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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Supporting the re-integration and self-sufficiency of India’s displaced workers across wetlands

In India, the largest brunt of the pandemic has been born by communities in rural areas and the more economically vulnerable population. The arrival of the pandemic triggered an odyssey […]

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Safeguard and restore wetlands to support people and nature through the pandemic and beyond

“Healthy wetlands are vital lifelines for  people struggling to survive through the pandemic – by supporting  local communities with training and advice we are helping them to secure safe water supplies, grow […]

Publication

Urban Wetlands for Cooler and Climate-Proof Cities

Cities are expected to account for nearly 7 billion people or two-thirds of the total global population by the year 2050. This growing urban population […]

News

In memory of Paul Mafabi

We deeply regret to announce that our former Supervisory Council member and most appreciated partner, Paul Mafabi succumbed to COVID-19 on the age of 62. […]

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Bending the curve of freshwater biodiversity loss

Wetlands International freshwater experts contribute to Living Planet Report 2020   Freshwater habitats including rivers, streams, lakes and other wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems on our planet. Their biodiversity is declining far […]

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March registers a record number of fires in the Pantanal

There were 602 fires this year against 141 in March 2004, the second-highest record in history. “March waters”, as Brazilians call it, haven’t showered to […]