In 2018, the Convention on Wetlands published the first ever Global Wetland Outlook – a unique report promoting increased understanding of the status and value of wetlands, and providing recommendations towards ensuring that wetlands are conserved, wisely used and their benefits recognized and valued by all. Its findings on widespread degradation and loss of wetlands globally, and the implications of this, constituted a wake-up call and was instrumental in raising awareness.
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2021, the Ramsar Convention published ‘the Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021’ to which MedWet has contributed. Drawing on more than 30 major global and regional assessments and other recent scientific findings, it describes the pandemic and its implications; trends in wetlands since 2018; lessons for wetland wise use and protection; and how the Convention on Wetlands can be leveraged to address challenges facing wetlands.
Website of the Global Wetland Outlook: www.global-wetland-outlook.ramsar.org
Download the Executive Summary here:
Download the full Special Edition 2021 here: