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Ramsar site in Belarus threatened by road construction

Road construction through the Almany Mires in Belarus is devastating Europe’s largest intact mire complex. Wetlands International – European Association is calling on the Belarussian […]

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No time to lose: new report highlights the urgent need to restore Europe’s rivers

Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its 2018 European Waters report based on the second River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) as adopted by the […]

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Douro Vivo Network launched to protect Douro river and tributaries

On the International Day for Biodiversity, the Douro Vivo Network was launched at the Casa das Artes in Porto, Portugal. This new partnership of NGOs […]

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Why NATURE matters in the next EU Budget: increasing investments in EU external action

On 30th April, Wetlands International European Association, WWF, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and Conservation International Europe, issued […]

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Joint statement: Enable fish to migrate!

Animals across the globe fly, swim, walk or drift in their effort to find places to breed, feed or just a more hospitable climate. Often unseen, […]

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Dams have had their day: EU governments must ramp up ambition on their removal

World Fish Migration Day – which takes place on 21 April – is a day to celebrate the incredible journey migratory fish undertake to mate. […]

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77,000+ citizens call on Slovenian government to stop damming of the Mura River

On World Water Day, Living Rivers Europe – a coalition of five environmental and angling organisations – is calling for Slovenia to abandon plans to […]

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Assessing the resilience of Mediterranean wetlands – are we within the safety limits?

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

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For wildlife conservation, countries need good governance

Data from the International Waterbirds Census has enabled a global study of the factors that enable conservation to succeed: Protecting an area for wildlife can work – but it works better in countries with robust political governance.

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How to submit your Luc Hoffmann Medal nomination in 4 simple steps

So, you know a Wetland Champion who has shown outstanding leadership in wetland science, conservation or awareness raising? And you’d like to nominate them for […]