Tag Archives: Wetlands

ASSESSMENT OF WETLANDS TO BE RESTORED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

For decades, many wetlands in the Mediterranean have been degraded or destroyed, so action is urgently needed to restore them. With the aim of identifying wetlands that are being restored or that need to be restored in the Mediterranean countries, WWF Spain, in collaboration with Tour du Valat, MedWet, MedSea and the PIM Initiative, and in the framework of a …

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Happy World Wetland Day

Today is World Wetlands Day! Every year we celebrate World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. The theme of this year, “Wetlands and water”, shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. We are facing a growing …

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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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