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Why are wetlands so important?

Many communities across Africa are directly dependent on wetlands for their survival, while wetlands provide indirect, but crucial services to many others. Yet despite this, these critical ecosystems are deteriorating and their capacity to provide goods and services is increasingly diminished as a result of human activities.

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River mismanagement behind massive Pakistan flooding

Years of river mismanagement have made the massive floods in Pakistan, which have inundated a fifth of the country and rendered millions of people homeless, worse, experts have said. The Indus River is considered as Pakistan’s lifeline, and since the partition in 1947 people have expanded the canal system to cater to the needs of […]

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