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Wetlands


CBD -1 week ago

Rewilding: Jaguars return to Argentina's wetlands 70 years after local extinction

Rewilding efforts are returning jaguars, the largest predator in South America, to areas where the species has been driven to local extinction due to hunting and habitat loss....

CBD -1 week ago

Gone fishing: the fight to save one of the world's most elusive wild cats

For more than a decade, wildlife biologist Tiasa Adhya has spent many a day (and night) in a small wooden boat, silently gliding through dense vegetation in the wetlands and mangroves of West Bengal, scanning the banks for signs of a rarely seen wild cat - the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)....

CBD -2 weeks ago

We tested tiger snake scales to measure wetland pollution in Perth. The news is worse than expected

Australia's wetlands are home to a huge range of stunning flora and fauna, with large snakes often at the top of the food chain.Many wetlands are located near urban areas. This makes them particularly susceptible to contamination as stormwater, urban drainage and groundwater can wash metals-such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury-into the delicate ecosystem....

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Researchers urge better protection as wetlands continue to vanish

Swamps, sloughs, marshes, bogs, fens; water purification, flood control, wildlife nurseries, nutrient providers, carbon sinks: wetlands have many names and serve many environmental purposes. But for centuries they have been viewed simply as hindrances to human development, obstacles to drain and dredge to make room for progress. Few have escaped this pressure. Research indicates the […]...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Rewilding sees jaguars return to Argentina's wetlands

The largest predator in South America, the jaguar, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina 70 years after the species was driven to local extinction through hunting and habitat loss. Currently, only about 200 jaguars remain in Argentina....

CBD -2 weeks ago

How wetlands benefit the environment and why we should protect them

Once dismissed as dank and bug-infested backwaters - good only for draining and destroying to make farmland - the world's wetlands may finally be having their moment in the sun....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Wide-spread vulnerability of black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.) wetlands in Minnesota USA to loss of tree dominance from invasive emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed ash species (Fraxinus L.) in much of eastern North America, but it has yet to reach the vast ash wetlands in northern Minnesota, USA. In these wetlands, a single species, black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.) comprises a majority of trees and has a foundational role in controlling ecosystem function. Given the likelihood of wide-spread mortality of black ash from...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Eighth-year survival and growth of planted replacement tree species in black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands threatened by emerald ash borer in Minnesota, USA

Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) is native to lowland forests of the western Great Lakes region, USA, where it often comprises a majority of trees. Like all native ash in North America, black ash is threatened by emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis), but the impacts from EAB mortality may be particularly severe in these forests given the foundational role of black ash at regulating ecosystem fun...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Regional Summaries: Southeast and Caribbean

Wide climatic variations characterize the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) region, including tropical, subtropical, warm-temperate, and temperate environments, as well as diverse ecosystems from coastal wet...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Wetlands for future

“Water, wetlands, and life are inseparable,” Together, we can #RestoreWetlands to safeguard health, livelihoods and biodiversity for people everywhere Celebrating #WorldWetlandsDay Learn more: https://www.cifor.org/feature/wetlands/...

CBD -4 weeks ago

How wetlands are linked to our climate

Although wetlands cover less than 4% of the Earth's surface, 40% of all animal species live or reproduce in them. One-third of all organic matter on our planet is stored in places like the gigantic Pantanal wetland in western Brazil, the Sudd floodplain in southern Sudan or the Wasjugan Marsh in western Siberia....

CBD -4 weeks ago

South Africa: Environment, Forestry and Fisheries On Celebrating World Wetland Day

South Africa joins the nations of the world in celebration of the World Wetland Day with this year's theme of: "Wetlands and Water". This year's focus highlights the role of wetlands as sources of freshwater and presents a call for actions towards the protection and restoration of wetlands....

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