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Winner and Highly Commended Finalists – Global Wetlands Youth Photo Contest 2017

“Wetlands that help us cope with extreme weather events” was the theme of the Wetlands Youth Photo contest, organized by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands from 2 February to 2 March 2017. Due to climate change, extreme weather events such as storms, floods and droughts are on the increase. When well-managed, healthy wetlands absorb and store excess rainfall and store …

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News in Photos: A flock of starlings – Ammiq Wetland

        A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near Ammiq Wetland, Bekaa Valley. PHOTO / GHASSAN JARADI

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Sharing or sparing land for nature?

A new ecological study of novel human-influenced ecosystems should change the debate about whether farmers should be sharing land with nature or sparing land for nature. Sparing land for nature Lately the sparing-v-sharing argument seems to have been going the way of the sparers.  Much discussion has centered on a critique by Cambridge University’s Ben Phalan two years ago on “how to meet rising …

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Let’s Protect Anjar-Kfar Zabad Wetland

Every year on the 2nd of February, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day. The celebrations mark the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands of International importance on the same date in 1971 in the Ramsar, Iran. On this date, activists work on raising public awareness on the importance of wetlands and the significance of preserving them. And since it is …

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