GEOTA of Portugal wins 2023 Dam Removal Europe Award

Thanks to the removal of the Vaqueiros Weir in the Alviela River of Portugal, GEOTA, a Portuguese NGO, along with their partners, was crowned winner […]


Record year for dam removals in Europe

Almost 500 barriers were removed from European rivers in 15 countries in 2023 according to the annual report from Dam Removal Europe. This represents an […]


New Natural Sponges website launched

Today Wetlands International Europe unveiled a new website to showcase the power of natural sponges as a nature-based solution to retain and store water […]


Restoring the natural sponge functioning of the River Bêche, Belgium

Restoration is underway to improve the sponge function of a 2 km2 landscape, transforming this upstream catchment into a biodiverse carbon sink that will help […]


CSO Letter to the World Bank Group President: Extreme caution and due diligence for transition mineral mining

A coalition of 41 civil society organisations, including Wetlands International Europe, is calling on the World Bank Group (WBG) to take extreme caution as it […]


Open letter to European Ministers on EU Deforestation Law

The EU Regulation on deforestation-free products, came into force in 2023 and will start to apply on 30 December 2024. This law – a world first […]


Become a Dam Buster – Celebrating the International Day of Action for Rivers

Today, March 14th, is the International Day of Action for Rivers – a time to celebrate and protect these vital lifelines that sustain both ecosystems […]


Walking Rivers – Inspire the public to care about their local rivers by walking them

Calling all river lovers – get ready to showcase your local river! We invite everyone — organisations, governments, individuals and businesses — to organise a […]


Urgent action on ecosystem-based adaptation needed at EU level

The release of the European Environment Agency’s first-ever “European Climate Risk Assessment” sends a clear warning that Europe is not doing enough to adapt to […]


An EU Wetland Partnership for the Pantanal to support the new law’s achievement

The State government of Mato Grosso do Sul, including around two thirds of the Pantanal, the biggest wetland in the world, has recently approved the […]