wetlands

June 25, 2014

Recent Loss of Freshwater Wetlands Worldwide Valued at $2.7 Trillion per Year

Wetlands do vital work.  They recharge groundwater, keep rivers and lakes clean by filtering out pollutants, and provide habitat for birds and wildlife.  Wetlands also mitigate […]
January 31, 2013

South Africa: Wetlands under threat

It has been six years since Anglo Coal established a wetland in Mpumalanga to “offset” its encroachment on another of the province’s wetlands. Wetlands cover a […]
January 27, 2013

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 […]
February 2, 2012

South African programmes to protect the wetlands

South Africa has every reason to get excited about the theme of World Wetlands Day 2012. We are a worldwide tourism destination and a water-scarce country […]
February 2, 2012

Lifeline of a Healthy Ecosystem – World Wetlands Day 2012

This year the theme of World Wetlands Day will be ‘Wetlands & Tourism,’ celebrated on Thursday 2 February 2012. This will celebrate the 41st anniversary of […]
February 1, 2012

Restored Wetlands Rarely Equal Condition of Original Wetlands

Wetland restoration is a billion-dollar-a-year industry in the United States that aims to create ecosystems similar to those that disappeared over the past century. But a […]
June 30, 2011

Southern Africa: Improvements to regional groundwater management

With a view to improving development and management of groundwater in the region, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is developing several tools to empower persons […]
May 6, 2011

Grasslands – Water Engines of the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwVHtrxBhts&feature=player_detailpage This film was produced by Green Renaissance the environmental division of African Renaissance Productions – greenrenaissance.co.za “In the Future wars will be fought over water. […]
February 7, 2011

Rainwater harvesting can rejuvenate wetlands

VARANASI: Rainwater harvesting should not be restricted to only rooftop rainwater harvesting and should be expanded to reach alternative programmes like rejuvenation of tributaries to save […]