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Hula Valley Reserve is a key stopover for migrating birds on the African-Eurasian Flyway © Protasov AN

Protecting waterbird habitats to combat the...

Fri, 01/02/2019
How will wetlands, estuaries and other essential waterbird habitats be affected by climate change? The new Climate Resilient Flyway Project pinpoints sites that will be hardest hit, and unites countries and organisations in order to protect them and their essential functions.

Thousands of birds at risk as wetland is...

Fri, 01/02/2019
Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.
Nanthar island hosts up to 12% of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper population © Butterfly Hunter/ Shutterstock

Mud, glorious mud! Spoonie’s winter wetland...

Thu, 31/01/2019
Nanthar Island, Myanmar is a crucial wintering site for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Critically Endangered). Thanks to the advocacy of BANCA (BirdLife in Myanmar) and local people, the site has now been designated a protected area.
Gediz Delta supports a third of Europe's Greater Flamingos © Ron Knight / Flickr

Victory: flamingo haven Gediz Delta saved from...

Wed, 30/01/2019
Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.
A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland...

Tue, 02/02/2016
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

World Wetlands Day Celebrations at Marlborough...

Mon, 24/02/2014
Under its jointly managed project,

BirdLife South Africa joins the world to...

Fri, 11/05/2012
BirdLife South Africa held a number of events to promote the important link between healthy wetlands and the good health of people, birds and the economy

World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012
The World Wetlands Day is marked yearly on 2 February to commemorate the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which was done on 2 February 1971 in the Caspian Sea.

Waterbird Watching during World Wetlands Day in...

Tue, 21/02/2012
BirdLife Botswana celebrated World Wetlands Day 2012 with a group of young school children at the Gaborone Game Reserve.

Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2012
The focus of this year's World Wetlands Day is sustainable tourism. Find out about Bird Conservation Nepal's work at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Celebrating World Wetlands Day while South Africa...

Wed, 02/02/2011
South Africa is flooding, and the extent of destruction in some areas is unprecedented. Lives have been lost, families uprooted and livelihoods destroyed. The money required to repair the devastation runs into millions of Rand. It would be fair to question why BirdLife South Africa is promoting the celebration of World Wetlands Day with the link between wetlands and water during these trying times.

Bosques para agua y humedales

Wed, 02/02/2011
Hoy es el Día Mundial de los Humedales y el 40 aniversario de la Convención Ramsar, adopatada en la ciudad de Ramsar, Irán, el 2 de febrero de 1971. Durante las últimas cuatro décadas Ramsar ha tenido un impacto positivo en la valoración, manejo y conservación de humedales alrededor del mundo. Como una de las Organizaciones Internacionales Socias, la Red de Socios de BirdLife está orgullosa de estar trabajando para apoyar a la Convención.

Forests for water and wetlands

Wed, 02/02/2011
Today is World Wetlands Day and the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971. Over the last four decades the Ramsar Convention has had a huge positive impact on how wetlands are valued, managed and conserved around the world. The BirdLife Partnership is proud to be working in support of the Convention, as one of its International Organisation Partners.