ALFAwetlands blog

  • Wetlands restoration in Slovakia 

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    Wetlands restoration in Slovakia 

    Wetlands are important Wetlands are critical part of our natural environment. They are the vital link between land and water. They provide a huge benefit in sheltering important biodiversity and in addition, they also provide a wide range of benefits to people. In Slovakia the leading organization dealing for 25 years with wetlands restoration is NGO Broz (Bratislava […]

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  • Impacts of the EU’s proposed restoration regulation on habitat and peatland targets in Finland

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    Impacts of the EU’s proposed restoration regulation on habitat and peatland targets in Finland

    EU’s Nature Restoration Law proposal sets targets for restoration. Initial assessment of the potential impacts for Finland have been published by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Large-scale restoration mainly in wetlands, forests, and inland waters must be conducted to halt biodiversity loss. However, the state of the ecosystems and needed restoration actions are still […]

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  • Living Laboratories

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    Living Laboratories

    ALFAwetlands HORIZON project, supported by the European Union, is focusing on the various kind of peatlands, wetlands and floodplains across the Europe. The project is multinational and it includes 10 EU countries. The Living Laboratories (Living Labs) are fundamental for ALFAwetlands project. One of the ultimate goals of this project is to improve the geospatial knowledge base of wetlands.  Living […]

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  • A new wetlands National Park in Slovakia?

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    A new wetlands National Park in Slovakia?

    Podunajsko National Park  The new Podunajsko National Park would be the tenth national park on the Slovak Republic the territory. At the same time, it would be the only Slovak park located on the wetlands. Recently, a group of members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic came up with the initiative to create […]

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  • Importance of wetlands

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    Importance of wetlands

    Wetlands are extremely important. They provide a huge benefit in sheltering important biodiversity and in addition, they also provide a wide range of benefits to people. Nevertheless, since ancient times, humans have behaved very irresponsibly and have heavily damaged many of them. The result is that due to this behavior Europe lost about 80% of their original wetlands […]

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  • Soil Science days in Helsinki

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    Soil Science days in Helsinki

    ALFAwetlands was introduced to wider audience for the first time in connection of ‘Soil science days’ in Finland. The ‘Soil science days’ are organised every second year, this year 10 – 11 January 2023 in Helsinki by Finnish Society of Soil Sciences. Please also read: Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change There were […]

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  • World Wetlands Day

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    World Wetlands Day

    2nd of February and its relation to wetlands World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about them. Moreover, on the 30th of August 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/317 that established 2 February as World Wetlands Day. This day also marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention […]

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  • Happy Winter Holidays!

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    Happy Winter Holidays!

    The year 2022 became a great start of the ALFAwetlands project, aiming at improvement of the geospatial knowledge base of wetland, evaluation of pathways of wetland restorations and provision of information and indicators for sustainability to maximize climate change mitigation, biodiversity and other benefits. This ALFAwetlands starting year was full of interesting discussions and planning […]

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  • Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change

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    Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change

    Since the last COP 26 in Glasgow global leaders and the public have finally been paying more attention to the crucial role wetlands – and peatlands in particular – play in our fight against climate change. What are peatlands? Peatlands are a type of wetland found in the northern hemisphere, especially Canada, Scandinavia and Russia. They form […]

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  • ALFAwetlands press release

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    ALFAwetlands press release

    ALFAwetlands – Wetland restoration for the future Wetlands cover 5-8% of the Earth’s land area. Apart from harbouring significant biodiversity, they also currently store around 225 billion metric tons of carbon. Their waterlogged nature creates ideal conditions for highly stable carbon volumes. Healthy wetland environments therefore have a major role in tackling the climate crisis. […]

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