Archive For 'November, 2017'

Asian Wetlands Symposium - Saga, Japan

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:55 AM

World Wetland Network supported our colleagues at RamsarNet Japan and Korean Wetlands NGO Network to prepare a proposal on wetland conservation for consideration at the Asian Wetlands Symposium held in Saga, Japan on 6 – 11 November 2017.

The statement addresses concerns about infrastructure development projects which stop the flow of waterways and reclaim tidal flats, causing losses to water quality, biodiversity and livelihoods.

You can read the final Saga statement here

State of the World’s Wetlands Survey

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Working with the Society of Wetlands Scientists (Ramsar section) and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, we have now delivered the first part of the Global Wetland Survey, with responses from across the world, identify key issues for wetlands.  A huge thanks to all those that took part! 

We received over 600 response to the survey, of which 541 were usable, from 92 counties in seven different languages.  This has given us a great source of rich information, which shows the knowledge and interest of local people about their wetlands.  We have just started to analyse these results, and you see the initial findings here.  In the next few months we will produce some more detailed reports, and we will also prepare for a side event at the next Rarmsar COP13 to talk about how the survey went, the results and lessons learnt.


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