Millions of waterbirds depend on a chain of healthy wetlands for their migration routes every year. We promote the conservation and sustainable management of wetlands throughout the length of their flyways. 

Healthy wetlands can help to reduce disaster risk and to adapt to impacts of climate change. We aim for the integration of natural ecosystem based solutions in policies and programming for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.

Wetlands such as rivers, streams, swamps, lakes, and estuaries play a critical role in supplying and regulating water quantity and quality. Conserving and restoring this natural water infrastructure is a cost-effective investment strategy to increase water security for vulnerable cities and rural communities.

 

 

A green (low carbon, energy efficient and socially inclusive) economy has been increasingly seen as a potential panacea for the current environmental, social and economy crises facing by the global community. Our goal is to promote economic development that is harmonious with conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

Peatlands globally store at least 550 Gigatonnes of carbon and are home to many threatened species.We are dedicated to saving the world’s peatlands. 

 

NEWS AND BLOGS

BLOG: Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

By Marta Andelman, Wetlands International Argentina - “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer...

Indonesia steps up audits of operations in peatlands and forests

Wetlands International welcomes new commitments by the Indonesia government to strengthen law enforcement of the moratorium on new permits to develop ...

In memory of Andres Kuresoo, our colleague and supporter

We deeply regret to announce that our dear friend and colleague, Andres Kuresoo passed away at his home on 2nd September. Andres was a pivotal figure ...

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

The “red thread” for our work in 2013 was our increasing connection, dialogue and influence with other civil society organisatio... Read more

Building with Nature Documentary

Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilome... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.

RECENT CASES

Restoring the abundance of Senegal’s Ndiael Special Reserve for people and nature

The Ndiael Reserve in Senegal is an oasis of desert wetlands that is internationally recognised for its outstanding nature. Like the birds and the fis... Read more

For more of actions go to Our Cases.

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