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. 



PRESS RELEASE: Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

3 March, Jakarta - The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for ...

NEWS: APP struggles to meet commitment on peat-friendly pulpwood

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the biggest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, celebrates its 2-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Plan&nbs...

NEWS: WASH IT! alliance: one of 25 strategic partners of Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs

The Hague, 4 February 2015 – The WASH IT! alliance was delighted to learn that it was selected as one of 25 strategic partners of the Ministry o...


Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces to work on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in t... Read more

The Future of Paper

This film by the Environmental Paper Network invites us to look at this everyday material with new eyes, and transform the way we use it to achieve a ... 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.




The 2004 Tsunami: 10 Years Later

At 58 minutes after midnight (UTC) on Sunday 26 December 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Indian Ocean. The earthquake created a series of devastating tsunamis that hit the coasts of fourteen Asian countries killing over 230,000 people. 
Read the stories from tsunami survivors. 





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