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Natural flow case studies for COP14

At Ramsar COP14 we hope to present a side-event promoting the the natural flow of rivers and water to the signatory governments and NGOs present. Ramsar Network Japan and the Korean Wetland Network are leading the side-event, supported by WWN. We would like to present examples from beyond those two countries, showing the damage done …

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Ramsar COP14 to be held in Geneva

The next wetlands Conference of the Parties, Ramsar COP14, has been rescheduled. It will now happen in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 to 13 November, chaired virtually by China. COP14 was originally to be held in Wuhan, China, later in November. The COVID situation in that country has made that difficult. The updated plan is for …

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Call to protect Lagos urban wetlands

The WWN Committee has sent letters to multiple influential figures in Lagos, Nigeria, asking them to limit the destruction of an urban wetland there. The National Theatre, Nigeria, is a cultural centre built among wetlands in Nigeria’s economic hub. Local birders, such as the Lekki Bird Club, visit it to see birds including migratory and …

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Nagao Wetland Fund

WWN members in Asia or Oceania may be able to help their government implement wetland conservation and wise use by means of the Nagao Wetland Fund. The following information comes from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands have opened the call for applications for 2022 Nagao Wetland Fund …

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World Wetlands Day 2022 prep

World Wetlands Day is coming up, on 2 February. The theme for this year is Wetlands Action for People and Nature. You can make a statement, promote your activities, and access numerous resources on the Ramsar Convention’s official World Wetlands Day website. Add a short statement in the Actions for Wetlands.Share your planned activities on …

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Campaign for Ramsar 50th anniversary

The Convention on Wetlands was signed 50 years ago in Ramsar, Iran. The Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special campaign. The campaign is an opportunity to remind policy makers and the public of the many habitats that fit under the name ‘wetlands’. To help with this, the Secretariat making resources freely available …

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World Wetlands Day 2021 summary

In 2021, the internet was flooded with World Wetlands Day content! Outgoing Chairperson Louise Duff started a Facebook thread inviting photos of your favourite wetlands; it is still open so feel free to take part! Our English-language Facebook page gained 190 followers over 2nd and 3rd February. On Twitter, WWN was retweeted, mentioned, or tagged …

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Chairperson handover

The Chair of WWN, Louise Duff, is stepping down due to health issues. She will be greatly missed! Louise is guiding the process of finding her successor, aided by the Deputy Chair Chris Rostron and Secretary Connor Walsh. The successful candidate will have the support of an experienced team and fulfil a significant role engaging …

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