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 economic crisis facing 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

NEWS: New typology of management regimes to inform decision makers about mangrove ecosystem services

Wageningen and Bogor. A new report commissioned by Wetlands International for the first time quantified the provision of mangrove ecosystem services a...

NEWS: Encouraging first step, but still a long way to go for APP to stop peat destruction

Jakarta. Wetlands International welcomes today’s announcement by Asia Pulp and Paper that it will retire 7000 ha of active Acacia plantations to...

NEWS: Arctic wetlands face increasing risks

Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arct...

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

This report for the first time quantifies the provision of mangrove ecosystem services according to different management regimes. The study concludes ... Read more

Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

This factsheet explains why urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic regular flooding of vast peatland areas in Southeast Asia. The drainage of p... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.

RECENT CASES

“Building with Nature Indonesia - Securing eroding Delta Coastlines (Demak-Indonesia)

The initiative "Building with Nature Indonesia" aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of ma... Read more

For more of actions go to Our Cases.

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TweetId: 639036296971862016 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt #mangrove #ecosystem service provision highly dependent on management regime, our new report finds http://t.co/tIgviAuYQv #ES @ecobahasa 02-09-15 11:25
TweetId: 639036194186260480 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt #mangrove #ecosystem service provision highly dependent on management regime, our new report finds http://t.co/tIgviAuYQv @thejakartaglobe 02-09-15 11:24
TweetId: 638713950700445696 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt Het land zakt weg, maar aardappelen gaan voor - landgebruik in #veenweide moet veranderen voor #klimaat & economie! http://t.co/DpSThbQDCV 01-09-15 14:04