Humedales

World’s largest tropical wetland ablaze: our statement

This year, the Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland – has seen three times as many fires as 2019, exacerbated by climate change and likely started by humans. The BirdLife Partnership is calling on the Brazilian and international governments to urgently increase action.   Last summer, the news of the burning Amazon rainforest captured mass media attention and sparked worldwide outcry. But the worrying truth is that these fires never completely went out. In fact, this year, it seems that

The Global Wetland Outlook

The Global Wetland Outlook provides a current overview of global wetlands: their extent, trends, drivers of change and the responses needed to reverse the historical decline in wetland area and quality.   THE GLOBAL WETLAND OUTLOOK – STATUS AND TRENDS 2018   The Ramsar Convention is the only international treaty focused on wetlands. It provides a platform of 170 Contracting Parties working together for wetland conservation and wise use, and to develop the best available data, advice and policy recommendations to

Humedales y cambio climático

El 2 de febrero se celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales, en conmemoración de cuando se firmó, en Ramsar (Irán), el tratado intergubernamental para la conservación y el uso racional de esos sitios. La celebración se enmarca, cada año, en una temática distinta. La de 2019 corresponde a “Humedales y cambio climático” y es apropiada para lo que ocurre en nuestro país: debido a un régimen de lluvias que el mes pasado cuadruplicó los promedios históricos, al menos 2 millones

Humedales: pese a que previenen inundaciones, están poco protegidos

Las ONG ambientales trabajan junto a las comunidades para conservarlos y lograr un manejo sustentable; reclaman con urgencia una normativa nacional que los resguarde.   Los humedales son considerados verdaderas fábricas de vida para el planeta. Son ecosistemas claves para mitigar el cambio climático, frenar los gases de efecto invernadero y prevenir inundaciones , ya que ayudan a absorber las lluvias, que son cada vez más frecuentes y fuertes. No hace falta ir hasta el Bañado de la Estrella, en Formosa,

Enhancing action on wetlands as a key strategy to reach Paris Agreement objectives

Addressing freshwater ambitions explicitly through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) provides a key entry-point for countries to emphasise the importance of freshwater strategies for adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Including wetlands explicitly in the next round of their NDCs (to be communicated by 2020) will help countries to raise awareness of this in dialogues and political processes at all levels and discuss targets and set policies. This policy brief uses the three guiding questions of the Talanoa Dialogue:

Our new ten-year “Corredor Azul” programme in South America

We have launched a 10-year programme in the second largest wetland system in South America after the Amazon: La Plata Basin. Our programme will focus on mobilising efforts to implement alternative development paths for the region by bringing together civil society organisations, the private sector, academia and governments.   The programme will run pilot projects in three areas: the Pantanal in Brazil, the Ibera Marshes and the Paraná Delta in Argentina.   We want to prove that inclusive management practices, sustainable

Control de especies exóticas invasoras

Cuando nos referimos a especies exóticas invasoras, estamos hablando de plantas no nativas que consiguen establecerse y avanzar de manera espontánea e invasiva en los nuevos ambientes donde fueron introducidas. Éstas llegan a partir de la ayuda del viento o aves que transportan sus semillas, y representan un gran peligro a la biodiversidad de un ambiente.   Es por esto que durante los primeros días de enero se realizó un control de especies exóticas invasoras en la isla. Luego de un

A world without wetlands is a world without water

From: www.wetlands.org/news/a-world-without-wetlands-is-a-world-without-water/   1.2 billion people live in areas where water is physically scarce and 2.7 billion people – 40% of the world’s population – suffer water shortages for at least one month each year. 22 March is World Water Day, an international day to inspire action to tackle these issues. We’re calling on civil society, governments and the private sector to take action for wetlands to help secure water for all.   We interviewed Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick to

Wetlands are an indispensable link in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September the UN member states formally adopted the new development goals, which will set the world’s development agenda for the next 15 years. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality around the world. We believe that wetlands will make a valuable contribution to these goals and are an indispensable link between the SDGs.   The 17 SDGs can be grouped into three main categories. Goals that aim to end poverty and