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Dam removal versus invasive alien species

The Water Framework Directive includes river continuity as one of the hydromorphological quality indicators that must be taken into account when evaluating the ecological status […]

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Criteria for decision-making towards the improvement of river connectivity and dam removal considering the impacts of invasive fish species in the Iberian Peninsula

Ecological river restoration can contribute significantly to delivering good water quality and the conservation of freshwater species including fish populations. One of the key measures […]

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New report: Eel Restocking for Conservation Hits Difficulties

It is 10 years since the EU Regulation to protect and restore the European eel stock was adopted. One way to contribute to this, is […]

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Benefits of European river restoration schemes

River restoration refers to ecological, physical, spatial, and management measures and practices aimed at restoring a more natural state and functioning of the river system […]

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Restoration of the sponge function in wetland soils as a measure for integrated river basin management in the Rhine catchment

Urbanisation and agriculture in the Rhine basin have driven loss of water storage capacity in floodplains. Changing precipitation patterns are expected to lead to increased […]

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KEY MESSAGES – Upscaling ecosystem based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation investments to reduce disaster risks

On 13th October, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction”, Wetlands International, together with European Commission, UNISDR, UNESCO and VOICE held a […]

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An Analysis of River Fragmentation in Spanish Basins

The construction of hard barriers in many of Europe’s rivers means that few can claim to be genuinely free-flowing anymore. This has had serious implications […]

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Mandatory accounting for managed wetlands

The proposal of the European Commission on a Regulation of The European Parliament and of The Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and […]

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No more biomass for biofuel, biogas, bioliquids and bioenergy from drained peatlands

Despite the recognized importance of peatlands, they are subject to degradation worldwide. In tropical areas, peatlands are being converted and drained mainly for agriculture, predominantly […]

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COP22 should recognise the key role wetland ecosystems play as Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores

Wetlands International calls all involved Parties at UNFCCC COP22 to strengthen their contribution in the fight against climate change, by recognising the key role wetland […]

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