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Wetlands of the Pacific Island region

The wetlands of 21 countries and territories of the Pacific Islands region are reviewed: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna. There remain, however, some serious gaps in basic inventory, particularly in freshwater biodiversity.

New Publication - Multi-functional Wetlands

This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. 

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New Publication - Multi-functional Wetlands

This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. 

Click on the link below for further details. 

World Wetlands Day 2018 materials are now available!

2 February, World Wetlands Day, is rapidly approaching. For 2018, the theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”. All the outreach materials are now available for download in English, French and Spanish and for you to share with your networks.  

Click on the link below to access the materials for WWD 2018

Directory of Wetlands of Kiribati 2014

This is an update of the wetland inventory for Kiribati (Scott 1983) which aims to strengthening their national baseline and state of knowledge of wetlands. Such baseline information would be valuable for informing conservation decisions, raising awareness of the importance of wetlands, influencing public perception of wetlands, creating ongoing monitoring, revealing trends over time, identifying priority sites for conservation management (e.g.

Directory of Wetlands of Palau 2014

This is an update of the wetland inventory for Palau (Scott 1983) which aims to strengthening their national baseline and state of knowledge of wetlands. Such baseline information would be valuable for informing conservation decisions, raising awareness of the importance of wetlands, influencing public perception of wetlands, creating ongoing monitoring, revealing trends over time, identifying priority sites for conservation management (e.g.

Directory of Wetlands of Vanuatu 2014

This is an update of the wetland inventory for Vanuatu (Scott 1983) which aims to strengthening their national baseline and state of knowledge of wetlands. Such baseline information would be valuable for informing conservation decisions, raising awareness of the importance of wetlands, influencing public perception of wetlands, creating ongoing monitoring, revealing trends over time, identifying priority sites for conservation management (e.g.

Science shows riparian plantings are keeping streams clean

We bet you're thinking that keeping stock out of water, along with grass filters or native plantings along waterways are the equivalent of plastering over the nation's water quality cracks. Looks good, doesn't fix the problem – right? Well this might surprise you then, but no.

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Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2018

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards will be presented in October 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13).

Click on the link below for more information and details.