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Can language determine how we value water?

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the value of water. But while scientific journals, policy frameworks and philosophical debates have explored and assessed the […]

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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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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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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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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 maintain temporary […]

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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 […]