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Advocacy takes centre stage as Lagos drafts Wetlands Policy

National-Arts-Theatre  Advocacy takes centre stage as Lagos drafts Wetlands Policy National Theatre

If the new Policy on Wetland Conservation and Management being developed by the Lagos State Government eventually sees the light of the day, advocacy will be a major strategy towards ensuring its effective application. Being a low-lying coastal city, Lagos displays wide-ranging water bodies like oceans, lagoon, rivers, swamps and creeks, all endowed with wetland ecological assets. Wetlands are areas ...

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Ethiopia: Why conservation of wetlands makes sense

wetlands-in-ethiopia  Ethiopia: Why conservation of wetlands makes sense wetlands in ethiopia

As the world celebrated the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around was on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to be a natural buffer against disasters. However, no governmental and ...

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WWD17: Strengthening collaboration to reduce disaster risk

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On Thursday, 02 February 2017, the world celebrated its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play beyond their biological role, a key part in helping people cope with disasters. Yet wetlands are said to be in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands minimise damage from disasters

hurricane-sandy  World Wetlands Day: How wetlands minimise damage from disasters hurricane sandy e1485975217354

As the world celebrates the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around is on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to be a natural buffer against disasters. Along the coastline, wetlands ...

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World Wetlands Day: Five wetlands that mitigate extreme weather

Mangroves  World Wetlands Day: Five wetlands that mitigate extreme weather mangrove pisino

Mangroves Mangroves are salt-water tolerant shrubs and trees that grow in shallow, tropical coastal waters. Their roots bind the shoreline and each kilometre of mangrove forest can reduce a storm surge by 50cm, blunting the impact of cyclones/hurricanes and tsunamis. Every hectare of mangrove and coastal marsh is worth up to $15,161 a year in disaster-related services. Mangroves also store ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact

Nguru-Hadejia-Wetlands  World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact Nguru Hadejia Wetlands

With the theme: “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Management”, mankind will on Thursday, 02 January celebrate the 2017 edition of the World Wetlands Day. The world will attempt to raise awareness around the theme, in the light of the fact that the frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years – driven by climate and weather related ...

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