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

PRESS RELEASE: Peatlands of South East Asia are heading towards a socio-economic disaster

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes ...

NEWS: Djoudj National Park restoration an immediate success

Djoudj National Park is a waterbird oasis located in the delta of the Senegal River separating Mauritania and Senegal. But invasive species are threat...

NEWS: Wetlands International ranks #17 in top climate think tank list

Wetlands International takes the 17th spot on the International Centre for Climate Governance top 100 list for climate think tanks in 2014. Read more ...

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

This Strategic Intent for 2015 - 2025 is the highest level guide to our work. It sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International ... Read more

Pitfalls and potentials: The role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

This joint NGO briefing contains an analysis of the current and potential role of bioenergy in the European Union's climate and energy policies, a... 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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