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Supporting Nakdong Estuary wetlands

WWN’s Committee has submitted a letter of concern about a proposal to build bridges in a wetland in the Republic of Korea. Busan Metropolitan City is considering a proposal that would put two bridges, at Daejeo and Eomgung. These would go through the core habitats of Whopper Swans wintering at the Nakdong River Estuary. Nakdong …

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News from Colombia

WWN Representative for Colombia, Felipe Velasco, has this update on activities in Lake Tota, with wetland mapping, and with new approaches to how humans interact with nature. Legal rights for a lakeLake Tota is struggling to be confirmed as an entity subject to rights. It is still in a legal debate in a court of …

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WWN participates in 4th meeting of Plurinational Network of Chile (RPNH)

In December, during the strange year 2020, under the global pandemic, the Plurinational Network of Wetlands of Chile (RPNH) invited various civil society organisations, institutions, local governments, NGOs and the citizens in general to participate in the 4th National Wetlands Meeting, which was developed from the national discussion regarding the defence and protection of wetlands …

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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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Data-time for wetland survey

Eighty-nine countries and territories are represented in the latest citizen science survey of the state of the world’s wetlands. In 2020, we teamed up with the Society of Wetland Scientists to help find out just how wetlands are doing around the world. Hundreds of you answered the call. Thank you! In total we have 522 …

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