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Barr al Hikmann by Jan van de Kam
IN THIS ISSUE:
Maimuna in her hut, by Joy Kivata
Maimuna and the mangroves
The connections between women and wetlands, and the role they play in conservation cannot be ignored. But then, how important is it? To look for the answer, we take a trip through the majestic mangrove forests of the northern Rufiji Delta in Tanzania.
Flooded area in IND
Call for Wetland Decade
The International Organisation Partners of the Ramsar Convention call for Wetland Decade under the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Community maintaining the permeable structure
Now communities in charge
Building with Nature Indonesia transferred management and ownership of the permeable structures and mangrove restoration to the local communities. This is key to sustainability beyond the project.
Luzia in her village
Woman who loves the river
Luzia Rodrigues Ozório learned to respect the water and land. As part of an Afro-Brazilian community that resettled by the Paraguay River 25 years ago, she feels the urgency to protect the selfless gifts of nature.
Gulnaaz's hut
Water for all
Three times a day, Gulnaaz Khatun walks to fetch water from a public handpump more than 500 metres away and walks back with her ten litre bucket. Only piped water at her doorstep can end this misery.
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