Earth observation data offers hope for Africa’s wetlands Lisa Rebelo, International Water Management Institute and Matthew McCartney, CGIAR System Organization Wetlands support millions of people around Africa. They include all areas that are permanently or frequently covered by water, and … Read More

Something special down in the marshlands

The Mountain Sylph butterfly is confined to high-altitude grasslands and loves wetland environments—it’s almost as if Verloren Valei was designed for it. By Justin Bode Metisella aegipan aegipan, Mountain sylph or Berg-walsertjie has a scattered distribution in the high-altitude montane … Read More


World Environment Day is the biggest, most celebrated day for positive environmental action and it is held each year on June 5 to focus the world’s attention on a pressing environmental issue. This year’s focus on biodiversity highlights the important … Read More