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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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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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Nagao Wetland Fund

WWN members in Asia or Oceania may be able to help their government implement wetland conservation and wise use by means of the Nagao Wetland Fund. The following information comes from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands have opened the call for applications for 2022 Nagao Wetland Fund …

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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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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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