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Working with Nature for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. Let’s help nature to help us

The recognition of the role of wetlands for disaster risk reduction was key at the lunch conference organized by Wetlands International European Association and the […]

News

Why we count waterbirds for wetland management

In the last week, over 10,000 birders in 150 countries have set off for the International Waterbird Census (IWC).

Blog

Returning to Barr Al Hikman

As part of our celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the International Waterbird Census in January 2016, an international survey team led by Wetlands International […]

News

Wintering waterbirds caught up in harsh weather in Southeastern Europe

The 51st International Waterbird Census has taken place across Europe during the weekend. Field teams in Southeastern Europe have encountered enormous difficulties, dangerous roads and frozen […]

Case study

Restoration of marshes in the Rhine basin for flood and drought risk reduction

Natural water retention measures can help reduce flood and drought risks in Europe. Restoration of the water storage capacity of marshes in the upstream section […]

Publication

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 […]

News

Wetlands International on the European Commission’s conclusions on the Fitness Check of nature legislation

Brussels – This morning, the European Commission decided on the follow-up to the Fitness Check of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. Wetlands International – […]

News

The EU’s lack of courage to phase out biofuels from food crops

Brussels, 30 Nov 2016. The European Commission has just released the Clean Energy Package,  which includes a proposal for the revised Renewable Energy Directive. We […]

Event

Wetlands and Peat – Understanding the Potential

10.30 -12.00 Wetlands are one of the fastest declining ecosystem types worldwide, while at the same time they are hot spot areas for biodiversity and […]

Event

Incorporating Blue Carbon into Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement

Coastal blue carbon ecosystems – mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows – present considerable potential for carbon storage and resilience. 13.15 – 14.45 Join experts […]