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AEWA Eurasian Curlew Meeting

The AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Eurasian Curlew was adopted by the 6th Meeting of the Parties in 2015. […]

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Dam removal can help achieve Horizon Europe’s mission for healthy inland waters

Wetlands International – European Association and the World Fish Migration Foundation recommend the European Commission to include dam removal as a priority topic for investment […]

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Trends in biodiversity in Mediterranean wetlands through the eyes of experts

Several pressures related to land-use change, such as fragmentation, drainage or pollution, are currently threatening Europe’s wetlands [1]. This has resulted in 51% of wetland-related […]

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EDD19. Discussing how to address water threats to promote peaceful and inclusive societies

The degradation of Sahelian wetlands leads to water and food scarcity and further land degradation and can affect the social, economic and political stability of […]

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The future of EU rivers: New paper exposes business lobbies’ wish list of destruction

Unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower, and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to the EU water law – the Water Framework Directive (WFD). […]

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Paludiculture presents the necessary paradigm shift towards sustainable peatland use with global climate benefits

Wetlands International European Association together with Greifswald Mire Centre met with EU actors on post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its effect on farming […]

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375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!”

375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the […]

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Environmental Impact Assessment on road construction in Almany Mires (Belarus) is flawed

In an earlier news flash Wetlands International European Association called on Belarusian authorities to stop road construction in “Almany” mires. “Almany” is a vast complex of over […]

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EU waters suffering from lack of effective action by Member States

Only 40% of EU coastal waters, lakes, rivers and wetlands are healthy, while 60% are currently unhealthy.[1] Yet the plans by Member States to improve […]

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#SaveSalina for nature and people

Our member, Euronatur Foundation, is campaigning to protect the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro. The Ulcinj Salina is a large wetland area, which is home to […]