Lead is poison. A total ban is needed

This week, the European Parliament, in its plenary setting, will vote the proposal of the Commission to ban the use of lead gunshot in wetlands, […]

Case study

Case study: River Restoration – River Glaven

The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) advocates for the protection and restoration of rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and riverine wetlands. There is a demonstrable impact […]

Case study

An in-depth analysis of Natural Water Retention measures in the Rhine basin

The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine states that the Rhine has lost 85% of its floodplains. Through time, people have drained sloping hills […]


Restoring EU’s Nature

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, published in May 2020, is a key element of the European Green Deal. It aims at protecting nature, reversing […]



On 23 October 2020, after an intense week of voting sessions where the green architecture of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)  was dismantled vote after […]


Launch: the “European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook”

Native oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats in Europe, with an estimated decline of 95% since the 19th century. Historic overfishing, habitat […]



Dam Removal Europe CONCORD AEWA Eurosite MedWet Water Europe Living Rivers Europe European Habitat Forum European Center for River Restoration Climate Action Network Europe Mediterranean […]



Wetlands International – European Association are proud to be working together with the following partners: World Fish Migration Foundation The Nature Conservancy Europe WWF Stroming […]


Rivers as Lifelines conference: key messages and points for action for the EU and Member States

On 15th of October, Wetlands International Europe and The Nature Conservancy Europe hosted the conference and webinar ‘Rivers as Lifelines’, an EU Green Week and […]


African-Eurasian Waterbird Census 2021

January 2021 will be the 55th count season of the annual International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian flyway. The IWC is a vital data source […]