Ramsar Culture Network

Proposing a Declaration of Universal Rights for Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 3rd December 2020

Scientists are calling for wetlands to be given legal rights, similar to how humans have rights. The group, including some from the Society of Wetland Scientists, says that many indigenous peoples recognise nature as a living entity, and that a universal recognition would help reduce the destruction of wetlands. They also say it would be…

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WLI at Ramsar COP13

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th November 2018

The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, attended the Ramsar Conference of the Parties (COP13) in Dubai at the end of October, and delivered several side events as well as working with colleagues on the CEPA programme for Ramsar.  We worked with France to host a side event on CEPA activities across partners, with the Ramsar…

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Ramsar Culture Network Workshop

By Chris Rostron / 6th March 2018

Learn more about the Ramsar Culture Network Ramsar Culture Network – Vilm Workshop The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, attended a Ramsar Workshop on Culture and Wetlands, on the island of Vilm on the Baltic coast of Germany. The workshop addressed the role of culture in delivery of effective wetland conservation, and brought together representatives…

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