Wetlands

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Wetlands” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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In Cambodia, the 2019 World Wetlands Day was celebrated on February 2 in Boeung Prek Lapov Protected Area Landscape in Takeo Province. WWD was...
WWD is celebrated every year on February 2 to raise global awareness on the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet.  This year's theme was Wetlands and Climate Change and activities included...
IUCN’s Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) project has developed a profile and preliminary scoping study...
Governance based on ‘benefit sharing’ is more holistic than traditional governance, which has historically been about allocating water. ‘Benefit sharing’ accounts for all ecosystem services the river...
The IUCN CEM Peatland Specialist Group’s work aims to bring together an international network of experts to share good practice, build consensus on...
THEMATIC GROUP LEADS Clifton Bain and  Maria Nuutinen  Tweets by @IUCNpeat SC Focal point: Jonathan Hughes OVERVIEW Peatlands exist in at least 175 countries, covering 3% of the world’s land...
IUCN was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland resources and has achieved some notable successes.
 Availability and access to water resources have a strong bearing on patterns of economic growth and social development in the eastern and southern Africa region. It has become increasingly important...
The overall mission of the Wetland Ecosystems Specialist Group is to develop a global network of experts dedicated to promoting the preservation and...
Specialist Group LeadsClaudio Baigun and Sansanee Choowaew  SC Focal pointBirguy Lamizana Wetlands are one of the world’s most important environmental assets, existing in all continents and...
IUCN Pakistan celebrated the World Wetlands Day with the coastal communities along the Karachi coasta in the adjoining areas of the Port Qasim. The...
On this occasion Tahir Qureshi, IUCN’s Senior Adviser on Coastal Ecosystems briefed the participants of the benefits of wetlands. He also highlighted the importance of mangroves as a food security...
The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to globally advance research and conservation of over 540 diverse reef and estuarine...
Snapper, Seabream & Grunt Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Barry Russell and Ken LindemanRed List Authority Coordinator: Barry RussellWebsite2016-2017 Snapper, Seabream and Grunt SG Report Key...
Mangrove forests make up one of the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. They grow in a variety of depths of salt water...
Mangroves have the ability to absorb up to four times more carbon dioxide by area than upland terrestrial forests (Donato et al., 2011). The remarkable traits of the mangrove ecosystem translate into...
On 20 November, IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) attended the Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean event in Bangkok. Taking place between the...
Participants took stock of progress on over 600 Voluntary Commitments made in the region and shared lessons learned. They also had the opportunity to secure more members for their Communities of...
Research offers guidance on making mangrove conservation investments more sustainable and impactful
Mangroves are under threat globally due to land conversion, overexploitation, and other human-induced stressors. Various stakeholders, including governments and NGOs, have been working on the...
Mangrove forests are an incredible ecosystem, existing at the intersection of land, freshwater and ocean. Beyond their unique beauty, they provide...
Cover_Assessment summary on mangroves Photo: IUCN and WWF Mangrove trees grow in a hostile environment, with roots that can adapt to changing tides and resist...
Floating agriculture is an age-old practice in Bangladesh. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah of IUCN Bangladesh writes on the recent introduction of this famous...
This monsoon, the calm water of Tri Ton's floodplain in the south-west of Viet Nam experienced something quite new – healthy, leafy vegetables and soybean seedlings happily growing on the first-ever...

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