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27-May-2009, views: 1792

New York / Nairobi, 5 June 2009, The United Nations is leading a powerful new outreach campaign to encourage governments to reach a definitive agreement on climate change in Copenhagen from 7 to 18 December 2009. Titled "Seal the Deal!", the campaign is designed to mobilize political leaders, the business sector and civil society – including NGOs, community environment groups, youth and faith organizations – on a global scale to apply pressure for action to combat climate change.

27-May-2009, views: 1837

New documents added to the WOW Website!Ede/Bonn, 26 May 2009 - Update reports compiled by the WOW Project Coordination Unit (PCU) on the progress of all WOW demonstration site projects, as well as a number of other important technical documents have been added to the WOW website over the past few months.

20-May-2009, views: 1807

The Wader Atlas - An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia by Simon Delany, Derek Scott, Tim Dodman, David StroudLondon, 20 May 2009 - More than half the populations of waders in Europe, West Asia and Africa are declining at an accelerating rate. There is a need for better protection of the key wetlands along their flyways, especially in Africa and the Middle East. This is the conclusion of the Wetlands International’s Wader Atlas, the first comprehensive overview of key site networks for waders in Europe, West-Asia and Africa, launched in London today.

20-May-2009, views: 2106

Cotonou, Benin, 20 May 2009  - The second meeting of the WOW Training Board for Western and Central Africa was held from 6-7 May 2009 in Benin. A workplan for the next semenster was endorsed by all Training Board members and plans were made for the delivery of a Training of Trainers (ToT) course in November 2009 using the tools being developed by the WOW Project.

19-May-2009, views: 3345

Akhuryan Reservoir, Armenia / Photo: ASPB (Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds)Moscow/Almaty, 19 May 2009 - Alexander Solokha, the WOW Regional Waterbird Officer for the Central Asian and Caucasus States (based in Moscow) has sent in a summary report on gap-filling surveys conducted in Armenia and Uzbekistan in 2008.  The field projects in Armenia and Uzbekistan were implemented to collect waterbird and habitat data from presumably important wetlands which were not previously covered by IBA and IWC monitoring.

19-May-2009, views: 2109

Washigton, 19 May 2009 - In its effort to create awareness on all the different ways in which we can help to protect our planet, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is looking for photos that portray human effort to protect our environment and mitigate and adapt to the changing climate. The photos will be divided in three categories 1.) PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT 2.) WILDLIFE 3.) CLIMATE CHANGE. For more information please visit the GEF Photo Competion Website and note the deadline for Submission: All entries must be received by June 1st, 2009!

18-May-2009, views: 1805

Gland, 11 May 2009 - Leon Bennun, the Director of Science, Policy and Information at BirdLife International and member of the WOW Steering Committee highlighted the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project in his Opening Statement at the 40th Standing Committee Meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which took place in Gland, Switzerland, 11- 15 May 2009. 

15-May-2009, views: 3391

Namga-Kokorou in NigerNamga-Kokorou, Niger, 13 May 2009 - The community of Namga-Kokorou will soon have access to a wetland management plan that will allow them to have a solid legislative framework for the better management of the area’s wetland and natural resources.

15-May-2009, views: 3415

Entrance to the Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve (Photo: Camillo Ponziani/ WOW PCU)Wakkerstoom, South Africa, 15 May 2009 - Big things are happening in the small town of Wakkerstroom these days.  This well-known birding hotspot hosts very important wetlands and its high altitude grasslands are home to some 300 species of birds and more than 100 endemic plants. 




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