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This month, authorities in Mali are urged to revise large-scale irrigation plans that will affect their wetlands, NGOs call for the Common Agricultural Policy to line up with the Green Deal, the #PowerofWetlands campaign invites you to explore a new resource that maps the state of the world’s wetlands. Read on for these stories, this month’s must-attend events and much more.
Launch of the #PowerofWetlands map and ambassador stories
Our #PowerofWetlands microsite is live and includes an interactive map to explore and understand the value of wetlands around the world. We began sharing the work of young wetlands champions – from the satellite monitoring of mangroves, to better understanding mountain peatlands – check it out here!
Authorities urged to revise plans for Mali’s wetlands
Plans for irrigation and dam construction along the river Niger in Mali will dramatically affect the country’s production and livelihoods, according to a new study and policy briefing by Wetlands International and partners here.
Bending the curve of freshwater biodiversity loss
Freshwater habitats are among the most threatened ecosystems on our planet. Wetlands International’s Jane Madgwick, Richard Holland and Chris Baker contributed to “A deep dive into freshwater”, part of this year’s WWF Living Planet Report, which outlines a six-point Emergency Recovery Plan.
NGOs call for reform of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Wetlands International calls for the CAP to align with the objectives of the European Green Deal. Signed by hundreds of organisations, the open letter highlights the failure of the CAP to deliver the changes needed in the EU's food system. Find out more here.
Join our Youth Dialogue on October 19
We invite you to join our virtual Youth Dialogue in partnership with Youth Engaged in Wetlands on 19 October. This is a chance to learn about the role of wetlands in climate action from the NDC Partnership, hear about Panama’s blue carbon efforts and share your perspectives. Register here.
Webinar: The road to successful Building with Nature projects
Join us on 22 October to discuss the successful realisation of Building with Nature projects, part of a series of interactive webinars focusing on climate change adaptation, with specific attention to Nature-based Solutions. Register here.
Restoration of Sio-Sikteko wetlands could help millions
"We hope that this time, working together in a participatory and open manner, we will make steps toward addressing the issues and threats on Sio-Siteko." -Kenneth Okello from the Bumasa Water Resource Users Association, who is working on the Management Plan. Read more here.
Fostering peace in South Sudan for International DRR Day
On 13 October we honoured International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Watch this video to find out how we, as part of the Partners for Resilience alliance, are working with governments and communities to foster peace in South Sudan, and the challenges that persist.
Did you know?
On October 10 we celebrated World Migratory Bird Day. Every year millions of waterbirds fly between Europe and Africa in search of food and good breeding sites. The conservation of waterbirds depends on a network of key wetlands. Find out more here.
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