Living Rivers Europe – Briefing paper on river connectivity targets (September 2022)

NGOs in the Living Rivers Europe Coalition [1] are calling for strong river connectivity targets in the EU nature restoration law. With 60% of Europe’s […]


Workshop report “Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity”

The restoration of river connectivity is a key measure to fulfil the objectives of EU legislation on water and nature conservation. It is even more […]


Is the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy running out of water?

The European Green Deal and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 offer new opportunities to address the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises more effectively. However, this […]


Our position on the draft EU Nature Restoration Law

In this paper, Wetlands International Europe sets out its position on the proposed Nature Restoration Law, in response to the Commission’s public consultation, in particular […]


Our response to Commission call for evidence on EU rules to certify carbon removals

Wetlands International Europe and Rewilding Europe have responded to the European Commission call for evidence and public consultation on EU rules on certifying carbon removals. […]


Wetlands International Europe Strategy 2020-2030


Evaluating river restoration measures in draft River Basin Management Plans in Spain

To determine the extent to which ecological restoration measures were included draft River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs), CIREF reviewed the plans from the Duero and […]

Site monitoring framework draft

Target 3.2 of the AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027 sets out that “The status of, the threats to, and the effectiveness of conservation measures implemented at […]

AEWA waterbird monitoring priorities

In June 2021, the AEWA Standing Committee has approved the draft report on Monitoring priorities for waterbird species and populations of AEWA written by Wetlands […]


Micro Catchments, Macro Effects

This EU JRC-funded study examined the potential for natural retention in an upper catchment of the Rhine River as a nature-based solution for flood risks, […]