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World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

Article: World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

CANBERRA, Australia, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Today, Australia’s Labor government used the occasion of World Wetlands Day to slam the former Liberal government for its treatment of the country’s 65 wetlands that are officially designated under the Ramsar treaty. World Wetlands Day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on…

UN: Mangrove Forests Vanishing at an "Alarming" Rate

Article: UN: Mangrove Forests Vanishing at an "Alarming" Rate

ROME, Italy, February 3, 2008 (ENS) – The world has lost about 20 percent of its wetland mangrove forests since 1980, the United Nations said Thursday in a new report to mark World Wetlands Day, February 2. Mangroves are salt tolerant evergreen forests found along coastlines, lagoons, rivers or deltas in 124 tropical and subtropical…

Vast Congolese Wetlands Protected to Mark World Wetlands Day

Article: Vast Congolese Wetlands Protected to Mark World Wetlands Day

GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – To celebrate World Wetlands Day, which falls each year on February 2, the Republic of Congo has designated four new Wetlands of International Importance, including one that is the second largest in the world. World Wetlands Day commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2,…