E40 waterway would destroy biodiversity hotspots, key protected areas – report

A controversial megaproject that aims to connect the Baltic and Black seas via a 2000km-long navigable shipping channel through Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine – known as […]


Director – Wetlands International Europe (vacancy)

Director – Wetlands International Europe (vacancy announcement) We are seeking a Director for Wetlands International – European Association. Purpose of the role The Director leads […]


Paludiculture lessons for European peatlands from north-east Germany

Paludiculture – the practice of farming on wet and rewetted peatlands – can provide a win-win for farmers, the climate and biodiversity. The Michael Succow […]

Photo by Fundación Global Nature News

Aquatic Warblers are on the move again

On 2 August the team of the Fundación Global Nature, one of the Spanish members of Wetlands International Europe, captured the first Aquatic Warbler on […]


One year after the floods in Germany, what have we learned about the causes?

In mid-July 2021, close to the German-Belgian border, normally tranquil streams transformed into violent torrents due to record rainfall. The destruction left more than 220 […]


Proposed EU Nature Restoration Law a historic step for wetlands restoration

The European Commission has taken the timely and important step of publishing its long-awaited proposal for a European regulation on nature restoration (“EU Nature Restoration […]


Italian NGOs call on EU Commission to publish Nature Restoration Law proposals

Thirty-four Italian NGOs, including Wetlands International Europe member CIRF, have sent a letter to the EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, calling on him and […]


Open letter on Peatlands in the EU Restoration Law

The European Commission is set to publish on 22 June its “Nature Package”, including the proposal for a Nature Restoration Law which would set legally […]


Peatlands highlighted in the EU Green Week

This year’s EU Green Week (30 May – 5 June) focuses on the implementation of the European Green Deal. Wetlands International Europe has been participating […]


IWC coordinators meeting

A meeting of International Waterbird Census coordinators of the Western Palearctic was held in Lucerne, Switzerland on 9th April 2022. Presentations from the meeting and […]