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

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Manufacturers and Retailers Announce support for Palm Oil Innovation Group

Joint Press Statement - 20th November 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Five of the world’s leading consumer goods manufacturers and retaile...

The status and future of the International Waterbird Census

The International Waterbird Census (IWC), coordinated by Wetlands International, is one of the world's largest and longest-running monitoring prog...

NEWS: Next steps for peatlands at the 12th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia What are the next steps for RSPO and its members in relation to palm oil and peatlands? 2013 was an important year with new ...

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Next steps for RSPO in relation to peatlands

The new RSPO (April 2013) Principles and Criteria (P&C) require the avoidance of new plantation developments on peatlands and provide important g... Read more

Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and 67% of th... Read more

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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

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TweetId: 535369897573105664 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt 5 leading consumer goods manufacturers & retailers today announce their support towards responsible palm oil: http://t.co/Dl5kSWku0t 20-11-14 09:51
TweetId: 535018348321734656 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt NEWS / Podcast: journalist Fred Pearce talks about the importance of wetlands for managing flood risks http://t.co/5A2f82RnaT #DRR #wetlands 19-11-14 10:34
TweetId: 535001863184482304 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt Wetland solutions to reduce disaster risk – save the date 4 an evening reception @Europarl_EN, 3 Dec: http://t.co/ykJLrSrxjO #DRR #wetlands 19-11-14 09:29