North Cave Wetlands

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We visited North Cave Wetlands on October 22nd this year while we were in the UK and it is across the River Humber from my parent’s home and close to where we worked when we lived there in 1987. Map of North Cave Wetlands. Birding North Cave Wetlands UK UK Birding

An avian wetland ballet

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This is that time of year here in Mexico, where everything “birds” slows down to a crawl. We have hit our peak summer temperatures, at steady 100F plus or minus, with humidity’s hovering around 80%. I have no tours booked, and no migrant species have made it this far yet.

Bumper-Crop Birds: Pop-Up Wetlands Are a Success in California

Nature Conservancy - Science

By partnering with rice farmers in California, the Conservancy is transforming fields into pop-up wetlands for migrant shorebirds, yielding the largest average shorebird densities ever reported for agriculture in the region.

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London’s Wetland Wonderland

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I left the area before the old reservoir was converted to a reserve, but I used to walk my dog in another of the neighbourhood’s reservoirs (which is also now a small reserve) and so I have long been keen to go back to my old stomping grounds and see the WWT London Wetland Centre. The London Wetlands Centre was converted and is managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded by the famous duck and swan enthusiast Peter Scott.

Coastal Wetlands Prevented $625M in Property Damage During Hurricane Sandy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Put a dollar value on it: engineers, ecologists and risk modelers team up to measure the value of coastal wetlands for reducing hurricane risk. Climate Change From the Field Ideas NatureTech Ecosystem Services Nature-based Solutions Oceans Valuing Nature

Wetland mitigation banking as environmental finance

Environmental Economics

There is a lot of economics and finance in this one ( Envisioning profit in environmental good works ): While the state government has developed a detailed master plan for wetlands restoration in the region, and money has been promised from the federal government and the BP settlement of the 2010 oil spill, this project is getting its funding from a private equity firm.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT THROUGH WETLANDS

Green (Living) Review

The WATER project, coordinated by WWF, STEO and WWT and funded by the European Commission, promotes wetland technology as a sustainable solution for water purification for Vientiane, Laos, bringing additional benefits for flood control, biodiversity and for the people reliant on marsh products.

Gray Kingbird at the Viera Wetlands

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It has been almost two weeks since the text message that said “ Gray Kingbird Viera Wetlands.” My plan was to recharge and rest and then get to the Viera Wetlands for the evening light.

CIWEM HONOURS WETLANDS SCHEMES

Green (Living) Review

The Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail Project, managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) has won CIWEM’s prestigious Living Wetlands Award. Justin Taberham, CIWEM’s Director of Policy and judge for the Living Wetlands Award praised all the entries: “This year, CIWEM’s Living Wetlands Award received twenty entries of amazing diversity.

Cattle Egrets Eating Herps at the Viera Wetlands

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While I was at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in January I spent most of one afternoon taking my time driving around the Viera Wetlands and digiscoping anything that crossed my path. One of the creatures that didn’t so much cross my path as follow it was a Cattle Egret that seemed to think my car was a suitable substitute for cows. And, when a Leopard Frog moved to escape my car, the Cattle Egret was proven correct. The frog was big but the bird was determined.

Re-Branding Nature: From Dismal Swamp to Constructed Wetland

Nature Conservancy - Science

Thomas Jefferson gave encyclopedic advice to gentlemen farmers in Notes on the State of Virginia , but he never breathed a word about The Great Dismal Swamp or other vast wetlands. Fast-forward to the 1990s and wetlands have been re-branded. Constructed Treatment Wetlands.

Derby Poo Ponds and Waste Water Wetlands

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They politely call it the Waste Water Wetlands, which is actually only fair as they have gone beyond the settling ponds & also have an overflow area for the birdlife. A short drive in takes you firstly to the ponds and then to the wetland area.

Are We Losing Our Wetlands Conservation Legacy?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Will wetlands and the services they provide remain a part of our conservation heritage? Have conservationists taken this wetland protection for granted? Conservationists responded to the loss of wetlands early in the twentieth century. Beyond Ducks: Wetlands for People.

Yellow-headed Blackbirds: Conspicuous Wetland Breeders

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Yellow-headed Blackbirds ( Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus ) are robin-sized blackbirds found in prairie and mountain meadow wetlands of the western and central United States and Canada.

The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

Other studies have estimated that perhaps 50% of the wintering population moves into the forested wetlands of Louisiana, with the largest concentration occurring in the Atchafalaya River Basin. Birds forest conservation migration naturalist wetlands

WETLANDS, BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What are the links between policy, research and practice when considering biodiversity in the context of climate change in coastal, lowland and upland wetlands? This is the question that the World Wetlands Day Conference 2010, by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), will be asking the UK wetland community in early February. CIWEM’s World Wetlands Day Conference 2010 is on 2nd – 3rd February in Peterborough.

Katrina may have stabilized coastal wetlands

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study makes the provocative claim that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita actually helped stabilize coastal wetlands by depositing tons of silt and sediment even as the storms devastated dozens of square miles of the low-lying areas.

A City's Best Defense Against Climate Change? Its Trees, Wetlands, and Watersheds

Green (Living) Review

When a city incorporates natural infrastructure into its planning, it turns to living assets such as urban trees, wetlands, and watersheds to reduce pollutants and provide protection from storms and hurricanes.

Restoring Coastal Wetlands: Complex Problems Need Multiple Solutions

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lately, there has been a lot of controversy on how best to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. Diversion proponents say that the river built those wetlands and cannot be restored without it. Without the river, we don’t restore wetland processes – we create land masses.

Tunisian Teacher Cycles to China for Wetland Conservation

Green Prophet

Seven months ago, a Tunisian university teacher decided to travel from Tunisia to China on his bike to help raise awareness of the human and environmental value of wetlands. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The Danube Backwaters

10,000 Birds

How those primordial wetlands looked like before I got to know them? And after two decades I could read what he observed in my wetlands. Although now covering a much smaller, more disturbed and polluted area, his wetlands are still here, and most of his birds, too.

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Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

The airboat whirs over the shallow wetland, as huge flocks of coots, ducks, herons and other birds flush before me. Just six years ago, this expansive wetland was cornfields and a cattle feedlot. Tucked back from the wetland is an unimposing building that blends into the prairie.

Coastal Wetland Restoration: One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Nature Conservancy - Science

Perceptions of wetlands may have changed through history, but the trend remains the same. For centuries, wetlands were places of disease and doom – swamps to be filled in, leveled, paved over. And still wetlands disappeared, particularly in coastal areas.

BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE WETLAND PROJECT, WINS WITH A BIRDIE!

Green (Living) Review

CIWEM are pleased to announce that CIWEM Living Wetlands Award 2012 has been awarded to Brockholes Nature Reserve, in Lancashire. CIWEM’s Living Wetlands Award was co-founded in 2002 /3 with RSPB and recognizes multi-functional projects that demonstrate the sustainable use of wetland habitats. The Living Wetlands Award will be presented at CIWEM’s prestigious Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 17th May 2012.

Why Wetlands Don’t Fully Recover

Eco Friendly Daily

Of the ecosystems present in the United States, wetlands represent one of the most endangered. Since European settlement in the 18th century, over one-half of the wetlands in the lower 48 states has been lost. In addition, every time a wetland is disturbed the risk for unleashing toxins trapped in the sediment rises. For wetlands lost to development, additional wetlands are created in another area. Environment flooding wetland restoration wetlands

How Climate Changes Increases the Risk to Coastal Wetlands

Eco Friendly Daily

The economic survival of coastal areas depends upon the health of the wetlands found along their shorelines. An environmental and economic risk exists if these coastal wetlands become endangered. In a rapid-rise scenario, most coastal wetlands will be lost by the end of the century.

Katrina may have stabilized coastal wetlands

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study makes the provocative claim that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita actually helped stabilize coastal wetlands by depositing tons of silt and sediment even as the storms devastated dozens of square miles of the low-lying areas.

Urban birds, urban birding… is there a future?

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Birds face extinction in dying wetland

Eco Friendly Daily

When you hear someone say wetlands you would probably think about flocks of birds feeding, possibly images of large areas of conserved land would float across your mind.

Restoring Beavers by Plane and Automobile

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Fish Mammals Restoration Technology WetlandsParachuting beavers? The remarkable story of restoring nature’s engineers.

After 250 Years of Dams, Rhode Island River Restored for Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Connectivity Fish Migrations Nature + People Restoration Rivers Water WetlandsThe last time fish could migrate unimpeded on the Pawcatuck River, George Washington was a surveyor, not a president.

Wetlands In Danger Due To Sea Level Rises

Eco Friendly Daily

But many studies attempt to determine likely scenarios, such as one regarding what will happen to wetlands by the year 2100. A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) used computer models in order to determine the impact sea level rises would have on worldwide wetlands.

Marine Restoration Week: Tales from the Cab — Risk & Restoration in SE Louisiana

Nature Conservancy - Science

I was blown away by Emmanuel’s perspectives on the role wetlands used to play in southeast Louisiana; his enthusiasm for restoring them (using funds from the RESTORE Act and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines); and his deep first-hand knowledge of insurance and federal policy regarding flooding.

Epic Duck: The Story of the Canvasback

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Birds Natural History Nature + People WetlandsMeet the canvasback, a striking bird with an even more striking conservation story.

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A Great Day Out West – Bobcats, Birds and Boardwalks

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And the magic factories are two neighbors, Green Cay Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Wetlands. These two water management wetlands are amongst the very best birding and photography locations in south Florida.

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Crocs, Wetlands & Waterfalls: Australia’s Kakadu National Park. ~ Tina Wild

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Keep your arms in and don’t lean out,’ the tour guide warns us, ‘they can jump their own body length out of the water.’‘. Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Inspiring (Wow) australia crocodiles Jim Jim Falls Mary River national parks rivers travel Ubirr water falls waterfalls

New Science Shows Nature’s Potential to Fight Climate Change

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Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Climate Forest Carbon Research Restoration WetlandsNew research shows that we have vastly underestimated the potential for nature to fight climate change. Nature isn’t the victim, it’s the solution.

What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

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Before it was drained for agriculture in 1962, Lake Karla covered 180 km2 / 70 mi2 – a good portion of the eastern Thessaly Plain and was among the largest wetlands of Europe (visit the Management Body of the lake’s GIS platform ). Trips Europe Greece wetlands

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The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

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Mayor Ed Lee Vetoes Legislation To Protect Sharp Park Wetlands

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A coalition of California environmental groups is outraged that San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee has vetoed legislation designed to protect the city’s Sharp Park Wetlands and the endangered California Red-Legged Frogs and San Francisco Garter Snakes that live there. Over 95% of California’s coastal wetlands have been destroyed or