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Planning for COP15

The next Conference of Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, COP15, will be held in July 2025 in Zimbabwe. WWN will start preparations with an online workshop on 16 April 2024. Register for 07.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). Register for 16.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). We invite WWN members …

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Chairperson handover

Dr Jacky Judas has stepped down as Chairperson of WWN, handing over to two joint-Chairpersons. Agatha Chisa and Chris Rostron will take over, with Agatha focusing on the route to Ramsar COP15 in Zimbabwe, and Chris will handle the other aspects of the Chairperson role. Jacky started as Chairperson in February 2021; he will stay …

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RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now accepting project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: The call will close on 10 November 2023. Find out more on the RRC-EA …

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How do you implement Ramsar?

What Ramsar Resolutions is your work helping to implement? We are preparing a side event at the next COP as well as a report on how civil society implements the Wetlands Convention within the following themes: To ensure that our report reflects the diverse and impactful work being done, we kindly request your participation in …

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COP14 Resolutions published

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands has published the final texts of the Resolutions at Ramsar COP14, from November 2022. This page lists download links to the individual Resolutions in English, French, and Spanish. Those of particular interest to WWN are: Resolution XIV.8: The new CEPA approach Resolution XIV.12 Strengthening Ramsar connections through youth …

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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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