wetlands conservation News

  • 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

  • Promoting the importance of wetland conservation for responsible soy

    Wetlands International in Argentina has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy to help addressing the loss of wetlands and their values in the guidelines for responsible soy. Wetland areas are severely threatened by the expansion of soy cultivation due to water extraction, pollution and reclamation, with considerable costs for society.   Wetlands International has successfully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Conservation Program Has Restored One Fourth of CA Wetlands

    There is plenty of reason for California to celebrate National Wetlands Month now before May gives way to summer days. The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), a Farm Bill Conservation program, is marking its 20th anniversary and in those two decades the program in California has managed to protect and restore over 120,000 acres of historical wetlands that are home to almost 200 species of birds. All ...

  • 2013 Conservation Easement Applications for Wetlands and Grasslands Due April 5

    Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands or grasslands may want to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set April 5, 2013, as the deadline for considering projects for 2013 Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) funding. WRP is a voluntary ...

  • Global carbon markets now open to Wetland Restoration and Conservation

    Wetlands International welcomes the approval of the new carbon trading category “Wetlands Restoration and Conservation” (WRC) by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The new category provides a strong incentive for private investment in conservation and restoration of carbon rich wetlands. The Verified Carbon Standard’s new ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 ...

  • The “art” of flyway conservation

    Wetlands International’s team is currently working on the 6th edition of the AEWA Conservation Status Report, which summarises the available knowledge about the size and trends of migratory waterbird populations. Part of this process involves matching sites where ...


    By Wetlands International

  • National wetlands awards 2008 nominations

    The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2008 National Wetlands Awards Program is approaching!  Nomination forms must be emailed or postmarked by January 15, 2008.  The Awards Program honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of our nation?s wetlands.  Take time to recognize exceptional individual achievement in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • The Nature Conservancy Announces Opportunity to Protect 13,000 Acres in New Conservation Project

    The Nature Conservancy’s New Hampshire Chapter announced ...


    By PRWeb

  • Abdoulaye Ndiaye wins international waterbird conservation award

    Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Senegal is being awarded the 2015 individual Conservation Award by the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). Abdoulaye was a long-time staff member of Wetlands International and currently acts as an Associate Expert. The award will be presented at the AEWA Meeting of the Parties taking place in Bonn, Germany from 9 to 14 November. Abdoulaye Ndiaye has worked in over 30 ...


    By Wetlands International

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