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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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New WWN North America rep

We extend a warm welcome to Laura Chamberlin, Assistant Director for North America working on community engagement as part of Manomet and WHSRN (Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network) who has agreed to be our WWN North America representative (she replaces Tim Grunewald, of ICF as the previous rep). She has done a lot of work on local engagement and awareness …

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WWN welcomes new members

Thank you for registering as a member of the World Wetland Network (WWN). World Wetland Network aims to give Non-Government Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and community groups a voice in wetland conservation and implementation of the Ramsar Convention.  Following a review of our membership we now have 130 member organisations representing more than 380,000 individuals. …

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New Cartoon guide!

Thanks to our WWN North Andean Countries rep, Felipe Velasco, who has made a new cartoon guide to how to vote for wetlands.  Using an online tool, this simple guide hopes to make things easier for those taking part in the wetland globe awards – see it for yourself here!