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Sirmaur's First District Wetland Committee Meeting: Collaborative Action for Conservation

23 Apr, 2024

The Government of Himachal Pradesh notified District level Wetland Committees (DWC) on 31 October 2023 to facilitate effective monitoring and..

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Developing Capacity for the Media of Tomorrow: Wetlands Training Programme for Media Students

22 Feb, 2024

To address the urgent need for reversing the decline of wetlands, increasing public awareness, and improving their representation in..

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Capturing Carbon through Peatland Management

14 Feb, 2024

Did you know peatlands store about 30% of land-based carbon – twice the amount of all the world’s forests? Peatlands are also essential for..

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From Sirpur Lake to the World: A Milestone in India’s Wetlands Conservation Journey

02 Feb, 2024

Indore is renowned as India's cleanest city and home to two Ramsar sites: Sirpur Lake and Yashwant Sagar Lake, symbols of its dedication to preserving natural beauty and..

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Profit with a Purpose: Private Sector steps up for Wetland Conservation and Management

31 Jan, 2024

 Wetlands are powerhouses of biodiversity and essential for climate resilience. But did you know that businesses are now stepping up to protect these vital ecosystems?...

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Conserving Bhitarkanika Wetland and mitigating human-crocodile conflict with Students’ Stewardship

16 Dec, 2023

Bhitarkanika is a Ramsar wetland on the eastern coast of India. With more than 400 villages in its vicinity, the wetland supports countless livelihoods, and..

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Strategic Workshop Advances Integrated Wetland Management for Debkhal Chaur in Bihar

12 Dec, 2023

Integrated management of cross-sectoral ecosystems such as wetlands necessitates a collaborative approach involving stakeholders at all levels. Implementing the..

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Multistakeholder collaboration for a ‘Zero Dumping - Zero Burning’ Green Fair at Renuka Wetland

23 Nov, 2023

Nestled in the foothills of Western Himalayas, Renuka Wetland Ramsar Site in Himachal Pradesh is a natural lake of immense cultural..

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HPSWA approves Integrated Management Plans for Pong Dam, Renuka and Chandertal wetlands and releases notification for District Level Wetlands Committees in Himachal Pradesh

31 Oct, 2023

The first session of the Himachal Pradesh State Wetland Authority (HPSWA) was held on 10 August 2023, chaired by Chief Secretary of the Government of..

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Enhancing Ecosystem-Based Management Capacity for a Diversity of Wetland Stakeholders in Tamil Nadu

30 Sep, 2023

The conservation of wetlands is crucial for environmental sustainability, yet it often faces challenges due to limited capacity in managing these..

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Supporting Nature Tourism in Bhitarkanika: Eco-Guide Training for Tourism Enablers of the Mangroves

24 Jul, 2023

Building upon the success of the capacity development program initiated in 2022, the Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and..

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National Workshop on ‘Strategic Planning for 2-Step Integrated Management Planning of Wetlands and Implementation of Amrit Dharohar’

17 Jul, 2023

Integrated Management Plans (IMP) are critical in achieving management objectives for wetlands, as they are based on principles of conservation and..

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Virtual Consultation on Integrated Management Planning: Reflections on Current Process and Way Ahead

13 Jul, 2023

On 23 June 2023, a virtual consultation on “Integrated Management Planning: Reflections on Current Process and Way Ahead” was hosted by the..

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State Release of Integrated Management Plans for Pong Dam Lake & Renuka Wetland on World Environment Day in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

05 Jun, 2023

Integrated Management Plans (IMP) for Pong Dam Lake and Renuka Wetland were released by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Sukhvinder Singh, and..

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State-level multi-stakeholder meeting on Integrated Management Plans for Renuka Wetland and Pong Dam Lake in Shimla, 11 May 2023

11 May, 2023

A state-level multi-stakeholder meeting was held under the chairpersonship of the Member Secretary, Himachal Pradesh State Wetland Authority to review the..

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Deliberations on Integrated Management of Wetlands and Release of Publication on Cultural Significance of Indian Wetlands

01 May, 2023

The Wetlands Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has been conducting regional consultative workshops to..

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Developing a Climate Co-benefit Assessment Methodology for Wetlands: An Expert Consultation

26 Apr, 2023

An expert consultation on ‘Developing a climate co-benefit assessment methodology for wetlands’, was organised on 26 April 2023 in New Delhi under the..

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Experience Sharing with IKI Projects for Preparation of Integrated Management Plans for Deepor Beel and Doloni Beel Wetlands in Assam

10 Feb, 2023

Over the course of preparing Integrated Management Plans (IMP) for its four pilot Ramsar Site, the ‘Wetlands Management for..

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Commemorating India’s Commitment to Wetlands: World Wetlands Day 2023

04 Feb, 2023

The World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of February to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on..

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Side Event - ‘Capturing Climate Co-benefits of Wetlands’ at CoP14 to the Ramsar Convention held at Geneva, Switzerland

11 Nov, 2022

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) - BMUV project, ‘Wetlands Management for..

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German Environment Parliamentary Committee Visit to Bhitarkanika, Odisha

04 Nov, 2022

The ‘Parliamentary Committee for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection’ of the..

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Training of Trainers for facilitation skills and training design for wetlands management

04 Oct, 2022

In consultation with MoEFCC and State Wetland Authorities, state-level institutions have been identified for Tamil Nadu, Odisha and..

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Community level stakeholder meetings at Bhitarkanika, Odisha

27 Sep, 2022

The Mangrove Forest Division (WL), Rajnagar - Odisha, in collaboration with Odisha State Wetland Authority and GIZ have prepared the..

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Multi-stakeholder meetings for Integrated Management of Point Calimere Ramsar Site

15 Sep, 2022

The Wildlife Division (Tamil Nadu Forest Department), in collaboration with Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority (TNSWA) and GIZ, have prepared the..

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Multi-Stakeholder Workshop for Integrated Management of Pong Dam Lake Ramsar Site

24 Aug, 2022

Dialogues with all stakeholders are vital to formulate management responses for integrated management planning aimed at achieving wise-use of..

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Ecotourism in Bhitarkanika : Basic Eco-Guide Training for Boat Crew and Other Tourism Enablers of the Mangroves

10 Aug, 2022

Bhitarkanika, a Ramsar wetland located in Odisha, receives an influx of tourists post-monsoon, with an annual footfall of around 50,000 people. In line with recommendations of..

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Sectoral Convergence for Integrated Wetlands Management in Himachal Pradesh

21 Jul, 2022

The Indo-German development cooperation project “Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection” has developed draft Integrated Management Plans (IMP) for..

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Steps Towards Integrated Management Planning for Point Calimere Ramsar site

14 Apr, 2022

The National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (NPCA), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and..

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Bird watching guide training at Point Calimere Ramsar site

26 Dec, 2021

The Point Calimere Ramsar site supports nearly 100 species of waterbirds and its wintering grounds are important stop-over sites along the Central Asian Flyway for..

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Training on Wetlands of India Portal MIS for State Wetland Authorities

20 Dec, 2021

A training was conducted for the State Wetland Authorities of the project pilot states on the Management Information System (MIS) of the Wetlands of..

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Operational Planning Workshop for 2022 with Site Managers and State Wetland Authorities

20 Dec, 2021

A two-day Operational Planning Workshop was held in December 2021 to discuss the plan of activities to be implemented under the Indo-German ‘Wetlands Management for..

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Training on Homestay Operations for Communities from Pong and Wular wetlands

05 Dec, 2021

A six-day training on Homestay and Kitchen Operations for community members from Pong Wetland, Himachal Pradesh and Wular wetland, Jammu & Kashmir was..

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Bhitarkanika Field Visit, September 2021

21 Nov, 2021

A field visit to Bhitarkanika was undertaken by the project from 1-4 September, 2021. During this visit a meeting was organized to discuss results and..

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Workshop for Field Staff at Renuka Wetland

21 Nov, 2021

Assessing the hydrogeological layout of any wetland is an important tool in generating a profile of its hydrological and ecological functioning and..

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Launch of Wetlands of India Portal

02 Oct, 2021

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October, birthday of Mahatma Gandhi), the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

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Workshop on Climate Risk Assessment for Integrated Wetland Management

28 Jul, 2021

Projected changes in the climate are expected to increase temperatures, modify precipitation, cause sea-level rise, and..

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Stakeholder Workshops on Wetland Assessments and Climate Risk Assessment for Integrated Wetland Management

28 Feb, 2021

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the Ramsar sites, hydro-ecological and livelihood assessments were conducted at the..

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Web Portal on Wetlands of India

02 Feb, 2021

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) announced that..

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Green recovery measures in Bhitarkanika, Odisha

01 Jan, 2021

India has been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis which led to the imposition of strict economic and social lockdown. India’s unemployment rate..

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Online Training on Wetland Rules and Integrated Wetland Management for Wetland Managers of Tamil Nadu

21 Oct, 2020

A two-day online training on Wetland Rules was organised for wetland managers of Tamil Nadu Forest Department from 19-20 October 2020, in partnership with..

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Adapting to COVID-19: Virtual expert consultation on planning capacity development strategy for wetland management

19 Sep, 2020

With an aim to contribute to strengthening the institutional framework and capacities for ecosystem-based integrated management of wetlands in..

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Virtual review workshops on wetland assessments: Point Calimere

02 Sep, 2020

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the project pilot Ramsar sites, an online workshop and stakeholder consultation were..

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Virtual review workshops on wetland assessments: Pong Reservoir

02 Jul, 2020

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the project Ramsar sites, online workshop and stakeholder consultation were..

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Stakeholder Consultations on Hydrological and Livelihood Assessments

23 Jun, 2020

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the Ramsar sites, a series of online workshops and stakeholder consultations were..

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Virtual Workshop on Hydro-Ecological Assessments for Integrated Management Planning

28 May, 2020

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the Ramsar sites, a series of online workshops and stakeholder consultations were..

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Review workshop for Renuka ecosystem services and livelihood assessment

27 May, 2020

As a step towards development of integrated management plans for the Ramsar sites, a series of online workshops and stakeholder consultations were..

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Bridging Information for Wetlands and Waterbirds: Side event CMS COP 13 India

17 Feb, 2020

The IKI-BMU Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection project organised a side event on 17th February at CMS COP 13 India on..

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Training-Workshop on Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services for Ramsar site managers

14 Nov, 2019

Wetlands offer many valuable ecosystem services for the society. There are numerous scientific approaches and tools to assess the biodiversity and..

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Community Awareness and Education Activities at Annual Renuka ji Fair

13 Nov, 2019

Renuka ji lake, a Ramsar site, is a relatively small wetland area, located within the Renuka ji wildlife sanctuary in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh. With temples of..

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Integrated Management of Point Calimere Ramsar Site – Current Staus, Trends and Challenges

27 Aug, 2019

Point Calimere wetland complex is a mosaic of tropical dry evergreen forest, mangroves, mudflats, lagoon, creeks, and streams, etc. in the..

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Demystifying WIAMS – Establishing a Wetlands Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring Framework for Ramsar sites in India

24 Jul, 2019

Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring are widely recognised as essential tools to support integration of ecosystem services and..

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Inception and Operational Planning Workshop for Wetlands Project

11 Apr, 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in partnership with GIZ, has initiated a Technical Cooperation project titled ‘Wetlands Management for..

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