Conservation news: Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands
Emergency Meeting of the Mekong River Commission Urgently Needed – WWF
In the wake of the Laos government’s decision this week to proceed with the Don Sahong dam on the ...
WWF highlights global framework for water cooperation
With only a handful of countries needed before the UN Watercourses Convention enters into force, ...
Indus River dolphin calves successfully rescued in eastern Pakistan
A joint team of WWF-Pakistan and the Sindh Wildlife Department recently rescued two stray Indus ...
Dams could signal death knell for Mekong giant catfish
Damming the mainstream of the lower Mekong River would represent a significant new threat to the ...
Fresh hope for ecologically sensitive rivers in the Danube basin
NGOs welcome the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Hydropower for Danube basin rivers, but will ...
Europe’s last wild sturgeons threatened by ongoing illegal fishing and caviar trade—WWF and TRAFFIC
Ongoing illegal fishing and trade in caviar in Romania and Bulgaria is threatening the survival of ...
WWF tool measures cumulative impact of hydropower, mining projects in Amazon
WWF calls for a common vision for Amazonian river basins that are the site of large-scale mining ...
New forest loss figures highlight need for green growth in the Greater Mekong
The Greater Mekong subregion in Southeast Asia risks losing more than a third of its remaining ...
Protection of bird colonies takes flight with creation of three Ramsar wetlands
WWF proposes cross-border conservation measures for bird species
Yangtze finless porpoise population nosedives to 1,000
The Yangtze finless porpoise population has declined to a mere 1,000 individuals, making the ...