Resources

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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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11 NGOs ask for a new EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy for 2020-2030

Brussels, 05 September 2016 Wetlands International – European Association joined other 10 NGOs in a call to the European Commission for a more sustainable Bioenergy […]

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Numbers and distribution of waterbirds in the Wadden Sea

This report presents total numbers and distribution of waterbirds in the Wadden Sea area based upon 36 simultaneous counts during 1980-1991. Some 10-12 million waterbirds […]

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Mediterranean Wetland Inventory Database User’s Manual

MedWet – Mediterranean Wetland Inventory – MedWet Database User’s Manual

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Flyway trends for waterbird species important in lakes Ijsselmeer and Markermeer

The Lakes IJsselmeer and Markermeer form the largest fresh water lake complex in the Netherlands. They have a very important function for waterbirds as breeding, moulting, migration and wintering […]