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County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund amici brief featured in PBS NOVA podcast SWS’ Royal Gardner and his team of attorneys, as well as many of our members and members of our aquatic society partners, played a role in preparation of an amici brief cited earlier this year in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in County of…

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Fire in paradise: Declaration of world scientists Scientists of the world, coming from across all disciplines and working across a wide range of subjects and themes, are very concerned with the extensive fires which have been taking place in the Amazon Rainforests and in the Pantanal Region (shared by Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay), the planet’s…

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SWS Denver Declaration on the Management and Restoration of Wetlands SWS issued the Society of Wetland Scientists Denver Declaration on the Management and Restoration of Wetlands at the 2018 SWS Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, USA, on May 29 – June 1, 2018. Over 200 attendees signed the statement in support. The Statement reads as follows: “The…

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SWS Europe Chapter produces Declaration on the Protection of the Lake Ohrid Ecosystem The SWS Europe Chapter produced a Declaration on the Protection of the Lake Ohrid Ecosystem at its 13th annual chapter meeting, April 30 – May 4, 2018. The Declaration recognizes the important ecosystem services provided by the wetlands of the Lake Ohrid system…

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers 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, as indicated in this outline. Wetlands and wetland management are relevant in several places: Volume 1, chapter 1; Volume…

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Professional Societies language in committee report accompanying FY2018 Dept. of Interior, Environment & Related Agencies Appropriations bill Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, and Committee Members: The undersigned organizations thank you for your recognition of the importance of professional societies in the committee report that accompanies the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Department of the…

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UNESCO supports SWS’ concern for Lake Ohrid The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently supported the Society of Wetland Scientists’ concern for Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. As the oldest lake on the European continent, this three-million-year-old lake is considered a Natural and Cultural Heritage site, and holds valuable information on evolution and…

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Endorsement of amici curiae brief of wetland and water scientists in support of the Clean Water Rule Representing over 200,000 members and 130+ professional societies and research organizations, the Society of Wetland Scientists, along with the American Fisheries Society, American Institute for Biological Sciences, Ecological Society of America, Phycological Society of America, Society for Ecological…

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SWS letter to Mayor Chen regarding the Jiading Wetland SWS leaders wrote a Letter of Comment to Mayor Chu Chen of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan about their concern for the Jiading Wetland area. The local government recently approved construction plans for Road 1-4 that will disturb the wetlands: Mayor CHEN, Chu Mayor of Kaohsiung City Government…

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SWS tells Congress amendment 3140 to Energy Policy Modernization Act would make climate change worse Dear Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Harry Reid, Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell: We are 65 research scientists and practitioners who study energy, soils, forested and wetland ecosystems and climate change. We are writing in our individual capacities…

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