wetlands News

  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day: Wetlands and Agriculture

    Today, people and organisations all over the world celebrate World Wetlands Day. The theme this year is “Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth”. This day was created by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetland delineation system

    Trimble has partnered with Timmons Group to provide an integrated system for the field collection, management, and submittal of wetland delineation data. The solution combines Trimble Mapping & GIS handheld computers with the WetCollect wetland delineation software from Timmons Group to comply with the reporting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). The COE determines ...


  • Australian rivers and wetlands research

    CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...


  • New wetlands for the River Till

    A pioneering project is taking place in Northumberland, to reconnect the River Till with its floodplain for the first time in over 50 years. Lead by the Tweed Forum in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Fenton Floodplain project is part of the wider River Till project, which will start at Fenton in the Till Valley on part of the Earl of Durham’s Lambton Estate. The Environment Agency, ...

  • Increasing the impact of Wetland Solutions

    Rotterdam, the Netherlands – To commemorate 60 years of Wetlands International and its predecessors on Monday 22 September Wetlands International co-hosted a global stakeholder forum at the World Trade Center Rotterdam, together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands. This was followed by an awards reception and a meeting of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Call for papers constructed wetlands

    Aqua Enviro is inviting oral and poster contributions from practitioners, the water industry, academia, developers and planners: indeed all those with experiences to share. The conference will be held at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield on 13th - 14th July 2011. Abstracts are requested by 4th March. The ...


  • Wetland centre partnership

    The newly opened John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and the University of Baylor have formed a partnership of learning based on collaborative research and journalism. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center will provide educational opportunities to local schools and universities through research, classes and tours of the facility and wetlands. The wetlands, located south of Dallas in ...


  • Oil fence for Wetlands, Marshes and Bayous

    Our Granite Environmental Oil Fence is a great tool for oil spill response. This oil fence boom is made from durable PVC coated fabric with top cable acting as a tension member to secure it to the posts anchored in calm and shallow water conditions. Suited for wetlands, marshes and bayous Benefits of our Oil Boom Fence: Simple to install: Attach to ...

  • Stepping up action for wetlands worldwide

    We are releasing Wetland Solutions for People and Nature, our Strategic Intent for 2015 – 2025. Around the world, wetlands are under growing pressure. Implementing this strategy will help prevent and reverse the loss of wetlands and make a significant contribution to sustainable development. Our strategy sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International in terms ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Arctic wetlands face increasing risks

    Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic. Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global climate. The Arctic region is one of the world’s most fragile and pristine areas. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Northern Montana wetland and riparian mapping

    This project would support the mapping of wetlands and riparian areas for areas containing BLM ...

  • Over USD40 million for Wetlands conservation

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Tuesday 15th February as the deadline for considering projects for 2011 Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding. Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. This year WRP includes a new Grazing Reserve Pilot Program ...


  • Wetlands International to award Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation

    The Wetlands International Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation is awarded every triennium to honour Dr Luc Hoffmann, a pioneering champion of wetlands science and conservation, and one of the inspirational and far-sighted founders of Wetlands International. Luc Hoffmann Luc Hoffmann founded the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat (Camargue, France) 60 years ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Six wetland stewards receive 2010 national wetlands awards

    The Environmental Law Institute announced today that six citizens from across the country have been recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation. “Once again, ELI is proud to have worked with a team of leading experts to choose the winners of the national wetlands awards,” stated ELI President Leslie Carothers. “With our partners from ...

  • Wetlands International presses for action on the drivers of wetland destruction at the Ramsar Conference of Parties

    Wetlands International will press for adoption of resolutions at the Ramsar Conference of Parties that call upon countries to take action on some of the most pressing challenges facing wetlands, such as energy production and pesticide use in rice fields. As an International Organisation Partner ( ...


    By Wetlands International

  • NRCS Celebrating Wetlands Program Milestone

    California Landowners have enrolled 100,000 Acres into WRP ARBUCKLE, Calif. - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced California's farmers and ranchers have now enrolled over 100,000 acres into the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). This announcement came during a celebration and wetlands tour at Joe Kalfsbeek's ...

  • Wetlands International at Climate summit Durban

    Wetlands International will be present at the upcoming climate talks in Durban (28 November – 9 December). This global NGO will show the important role that wetlands can play to adapt to climate change, with specific attention for wetlands in the dry and vulnerable parts of Africa. Wetlands International also continues its call for incentives to conserve and restore carbon-rich wetlands ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetland plants involved in marsh restoration

    Differences in the way wetland plants accumulate pollutants are helping researchers understand how vegetation can be used to help restore contaminated marshes. In a study by Belgian researchers, certain plants, including bulrushes, were identified as being potentially useful for locking away metal contaminants below the surface, thereby helping to reduce spread of these pollutants through food ...

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

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