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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Republic of South Korea

Healthy wetlands 'critical' to sustainable future

Ramsar Convention’s Secretary General Dr Christopher Briggs says it is ‘critical’ that the world’s governments start to restore wetlands to a healthy state to ensure water in the ‘right quantity and quality is available for our future needs’.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Mekong Basin

Fresh approach to water solutions in Lao

Communities living near the Mekong River depend on fishing for food and income, but many fish species are in decline. To improve conditions FISHBIO, and its Conservation Director Harmony Patricio, have evaluated the effectiveness of existing Freshwater Protected Areas (FPAs) in the Mekong River Basin of Lao PDR by training locals in data collection.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Punta del Este (hosting Ramsar Convention 2015)

Wetlands spotlight shines on Uruguayan paradise

The spotlight will shine on Uruguay's spectacular Bañados del Este y Franja Costera wetland when it hosts the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) in Punta del Este between 1-9 June. …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Dr Ania Grobicki

Ramsar's star rising with new appointment

IUCN's Global Protected Areas caught up with the newly appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Dr Ania Grobicki to learn more about her new role, the forthcoming Ramsar COP12 convention in Uruguay and her spectacular office view in Gland, Switzerland.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

West African Chimpanzee

Reducing Human-Chimpanzee conflicts in Guinea-Bissau

Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, reports from Boé, Guinea-Bissau, about how Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) are helping to protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

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