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: 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...

NEWS: Deeply saddened by the passing of Jean-Paul Taris, legendary wetland champion

Wetlands International is very saddened to learn of the passing of Jean-Paul Taris who was a legendary wetland champion. Our thoughts are especially w...


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

Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 of Wetlands International Africa summarises the projects and achievements of our Africa team during 2014. There is a Frenc... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.


“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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