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Aerial view of huge dredging and reclamation with mountains in the background

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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The late Lew Young with WWN committee in Japanese interior

Dr. Lew Young in memoriam

  It is with great sadness we announce that Dr. Lew Young passed away from a heart attack whilst with colleagues in Beijing on Tuesday 5 March 2019. Lew was the CEO of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership and before that, Senior Asia Advisor for the Ramsar Secretariat. He helped launch and run the WetlandLink …

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12th Japan Korea NGO Wetland Forum

WWN’s Regional Representative, Minoru Kashiwagi, played a significant role organising the meeting, and Lou Duff represented WWN in her role as Chair of WWN. Wetland conservation and alignment with the Ramsar Convention is very strong in South Korea. Ramsar COP 10 was held in Changwon in 2008. The NGO leaders who instigated the COP are …

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World rivers day

WWN Committee members Louise Duff and Minoru Kashiwagi joined an international delegation of conservationists who toured the Nakdong River, South Korea to celebrate World Rivers Day. Nakdong River is the longest river in South Korea. It was regulated with a series of weirs and an estuary dam as part of the Four Rivers Project from …

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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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Asian Wetland Symposium

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:36 PM The Asian Wetland Symposium is held every two years, to bring together wetland scientists and practitioners from across the Asia Region.  The AWS commitee is working to prepare for their conference which will take place from the 4th to the 10th of November this year.  There are opportunities to submit …

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