Managing Natura 2000 protected areas matter to help waterbirds to shift their range during climate change

New research suggests that the management of protected area can advance range shifts of wintering waterbirds towards north as the climate warms Climate warming push […]

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 […]


EU trend analysis of wintering waterbirds 2021

We have published the trend of waterbirds wintering in the European Union for 7 species listed on Annex I of the Bird Directive, 18 species […]


Lithuania to take up MoorFutures Carbon Standard

It is increasingly recognised that peatlands aren’t valued enough. Despite the many gifts that healthy peatlands offer us, like the long-term storage and sequestration of […]


Why strong EU forest legislation should give root to thriving wetlands    

In tune with the “trees will save us” mantra, the EU has recently published a variety of legislation on deforestation. Yet, while it is encouraging […]


European Native Oyster Habitat Monitoring Handbook published

The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA) and the Native Oyster Network, with experts from Wetlands International – European Association member the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have published […]


Climate change set to degrade 87% of African wetlands for migrating birds

A staggering 87% of the Critical Sites in Africa for waterbirds are projected to become less suitable for these species by 2050, according to a […]


Momentum gained at COP26 must ensure the future of wetlands

As the UNFCCC climate conference ends, we have seen the profile of wetlands raised more than ever before, not only as the best carbon sink but as a resilience-builder against the droughts, storms […]


Seagrass Restoration Handbook launched

Experts from Wetlands International – European Association member the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the University of Portsmouth have published a toolkit on how […]