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2014-01-31 23:24:26

The Convention on Wetlands calls for greater collaboration between the agriculture, water and wetlands sectors to ensure that healthy wetlands continue to provide clean water, food, and many other benefits to people and nature. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 On Sunday 2 February, World Wetlands Day, the Convention on Wetlands calls for greater collaboration between the agriculture, water and wetlands sectors to ensure that healthy wetlands continue to provide clean water, food, and many other...

Using Satellite Data To Monitor Wetlands
2013-07-23 13:36:55

ESA The use of satellite data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management is growing. Following promising results from monitoring efforts in the Mediterranean, ESA is working with African partners to expand its GlobWetland project even further. In the heart of Jordan's eastern desert, an oasis of marshland and natural water collection makes up the Azraq wetland. The wetland and adjacent mudflat were recognized in 1977 as an important station for migratory birds by the Ramsar...

ESA’s GlobWetland II Project Monitors Wetlands For Sustainable Water Management
2013-02-08 14:00:04

ESA Wetlands play a major role in the availability and quality of water, containing most of the water used to meet human needs. ESA´s GlobWetland II project is helping Mediterranean countries to monitor these precious resources. Located within the Nile River Delta, Egypt´s Lake Burullus has undergone major changes in the past 40 years. Urban settlements have flourished around the lake, and from 1973 to 1990 the area saw a sharp increase in aquaculture. As a result of...

2013-02-02 23:00:32

To mark the annual World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has designated its largest site ever in the South American country of Bolivia. The 17 million acre Llanos de Moxos wetland is critical to the overall health of the amazon, says World Wildlife Fund (WWF.) Trinidad, Bolivia (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Located near the borders of Peru and Brazil in the southwestern corner of the Amazon basin, the Llanos de Moxos is made up of tropical savannas...

Wetland Areas Protected By Satellites
2012-07-18 15:16:09

Wetlands are havens of biodiversity, and have important ecological, hydrological and economic value, but their misuse can have devastating consequences. Satellite data are being used for wetland conservation and management. In the arid desert of central-eastern Jordan, the Azraq oasis is the only permanent source of fresh water for about 12 000 sq km, and provides drinking water for about a quarter of the country´s capital and largest city, Amman. Historically, the water source...

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2010-02-02 08:33:03

World Wetlands Day 2010: 'Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change' stresses the fact that caring for wetlands is a part of the solution to climate change with the slogan: 'Caring for wetlands "“ an answer to climate change.' Wetlands are vulnerable to human-induced climate change but, if managed well, they also play a role in its mitigation. These habitats will also be important in helping humans to adapt to climate change through their critical role in ensuring water and food...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Peter Allard, the Canadian owner of an eco-tourist facility in Barbados, has filed a complaint against the Government of Barbados alleging it violated its international environmental treaty obligations at Graeme Hall Swamp. The Graeme Hall wetland is a Caribbean flyway stop for migratory birds between North and South America. The Sanctuary, located entirely within the wetland, is home to some of the heaviest concentrations of biodiversity on the island, and has...

2008-08-12 03:00:39

By Julia Chan KOTA KINABALU: Sabah may get its first Ramsar site as early as October this year, during the 10th session of the Conference of Parties (COP10) to be held in South Korea. The proposal to gazette some 78,803ha of mangrove forest reserve in the lower Kinabatangan-Segama wetlands has been sent to the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, from where it will be submitted to the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands. Japan International Cooperation Agency's Borneo Biodiversity and...

2008-04-22 09:00:36

ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Day Evian(R) Natural Spring Water, the world's leading luxury spring water, pronounces its continued dedication to playing a leading role in sustainable development. Through the creation of the Evian Water Protection Institute, which will work in conjunction with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the introduction of the use of recycled plastic (r-PET) to its most popular bottle sizes and the launch of a new partnership with RecycleBank, Inc. in...

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2008-02-01 15:59:51

Despite the vital role wetlands play in society, they remain among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. To emphasise the direct and positive effects of healthy wetlands for humans, the theme of this year's World Wetlands Day, held every year on 2 February, is "ËœHealthy Wetlands, Healthy People'. According to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the poor management of wetlands claims the lives of more than 3 million people every year and brings suffering to many more. Because...