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Mangrove forests are one of the most important weapons in the fight against climate change. Not only do they directly store huge amounts of carbon, but they actively capture additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in their soils. When mangroves are destroyed, huge quantities o...
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The culmination of the five-year project has been the development of an integrated action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management, which can be adapted to help provide bespoke solutions to protect valuable ecosystems around the globe. Launched today at events in China, India and Vie...
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Mopti — At the noisy market in Mali's central city of Mopti, 49-year-old Alimatou Maiga complains about how hard it is to find big fish for sale these days. Extracting a dried fish from a dish full of others, Maiga said supplies have become less plentiful even though the region is Mali's main sourc...
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Costa Rica's Environmental Court ordered the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) to stop a local company from causing further damage to Caletas wetlands, located in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. According to the ruling, the farming company Agropecuaria Caletas S.A. built a fenc...
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Before Disney World, Silver Springs in Central Florida was for decades one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.Even if you've never visited Silver Springs, you might have seen it — if you're old enough. The 1960s television show Sea Hunt was filmed here, as were countless movies includi...
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"Does your wetland need you?" FROM THE EARTHPROTECT BLOG ROLLSWorld and Nat’l Wetlands DayThe country joins in the global celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD) today in commemoration of the day in 1971 when the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of...
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February 2 is being observed as the World Wetlands Day as has been done every year to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands also known as the Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Convention is a unique treaty in the sense that it is the only global environmental treaty which deals with a particul...
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