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Wetlands for our Future: Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger

Wetlands are vital for human survival. They are among the world’s most productive environments worldwide. Lakes, marshes, lagoons, river deltas and mangroves; cradles of biological diversity that provide the water and productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. The Ramsar Convention is the most important mechanism for the conservation of these wetlands. BirdLife’s Important Bird …

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World Wetlands Day 2015: Act now to prevent, stop, and reverse wetland loss

Latest research shows that 64% of wetlands worldwide have been lost since 1900, and that 76% of populations of freshwater plants and animals have disappeared in the last 40 years alone (according to the WWF’s Living Planet report), which is worse than any other ecosystem. To combat the downward global trends in loss and degradation of wetlands, Ramsar works with …

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Convention). This year the focus is on Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth, placing a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors (and the water sector) to …

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Integrated Management of Mediterranean Wetlands (Arabic Edition)

by  B Bonnet, S Aulong, S Goyet, M Lutz, R Mathevet,  SARI – Lebanon (Translation) This publication addresses key issues relating to planning and implementing integrated management in the Mediterranean context. While emphasizing the importance of a tailored-based approach that should be developed to address the speficities of each site, the book provides a set of insights framing discussion on …

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