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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Louise Duff

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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Emergency Recovery Plan on global freshwater biodiversity loss

Scientists have launched a six-point Emergency Recovery Plan for freshwater biodiversity; they want the plan to guide governments at the next Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference in October, and beyond. The Plan resonates greatly with WWN’s work. Most strikingly, Action Six mirrors the Resolution Minoru Kashiwagi is proposing at IUCN World Congress in June: …

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Review of COP13

In October 2018 the conservation world looked to the tri-ennial meeting of Ramsar, the Wetlands Convention, which happened in Dubai. We went there with a momentum that started strong and got even stronger! Our main activities were: NGO Pre-COP Meeting NGO Opening Statement Youth Forum and visioning workshop Youth closing statement WWN Exhibition Stand and …

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