Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEST

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water | Read More

Developer ordered to pay settlement for draining wetland

November 8, 2009,AEST

Image via WikipediaA developer was ordered to pay a $250,000 settlement for draining a wetland near Cabrillo Mobile Home Park in Huntington Beach. The developer must also restore the environmentally sensitive area. The settlement will be paid to coastal regulators. The | Read More

Las Vegas Wetlands Park grows by another 112 acres

September 1, 2009,AEST

Last Friday saw the dedication of 112 acres to further expand the current 2,900-acre Las Vegas Wetlands Park. The land was acquired along the east end of Tropicana Road through funding acquired from fining developers for disturbing environmentally sensitive areas. | Read More

Birlingham wetland to double in size

August 27, 2009,AEST

Planners have agreed to a proposal to double the size of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust wetland to 34 hectares. The wetland in Birlingham is set to increase biodiversity and increase water flora and fauna. The water will be supplied by | Read More

Wetland Mapping Standards Adopted – USA

August 19, 2009,AEST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the adoption of a Wetlands Mapping Standard that provides minimum requirements and guidelines for wetlands mapping efforts. The new standard is designed to guide current and future wetlands digital mapping projects and | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEST

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEST

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has | Read More

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