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Call for reviewers

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers for its first order draft of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, a s indicated in this outline . Wetlands and wetland management are relevant in several places: Volume 1, chapter 1; Volume 4, chapter 7; and Volume 5, chapte...
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SWS urges Macedonia to preserve Studenchista Wetland and Lake Ohrid ecosystem

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October 26, 2017 -  On behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international expert organization with over 3,000 members, we would like to emphasize the pressing need for Lake Ohrid and the full extent of Studenchishte Marsh to be designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and to endorse the E...
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Ghosh receives Luc Hoffmann Award

October 20, 2016 -  SWS member Dhrubajyoti Ghosh received the Luc Hoffmann Award this September at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. This prestigious award is given to those who set exceptional examples of conservation and ecosystem management. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) awarded Ghosh for his work on the...
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Luc Hoffmann, a life dedicated to nature conservation

September 8, 2016 - Luc Hoffmann, who passed away at age 93, was one of the last surviving greats in 20th-century nature conservation. As co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund, he helped turn conservation from a parochial, insular pursuit into a truly international movement. He was instrumental in developing the Ramsar Convention, which for th...
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Royal Gardner Receives 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award

Long-time SWS Member and Ramsar STRP Chair, Royal Gardner, and his institution, Stetson University, were awarded the American Bar Association's 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for their contributions to wetland, wildlife conservation and environmental issues around the world. Read more here .  
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