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: 210 million people benefit from mangroves-associated fisheries

Ede, World Fisheries Day, 21st of November Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly...

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...

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Y... Read more

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

For more publications go to Watch and Read.

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

For more of actions go to Our Cases.

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TweetId: 535755831489617921 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt . @ThisisEdenUK Beautiful images of Cambodia's mangroves! We r always looking 4 fotos 4 our publications/website. Are these open source? 21-11-14 11:25
TweetId: 535755384477458432 Wetlands Int. retweeted This is Eden ThisisEdenUK ThisisEdenUK .@WetlandsInt Take a peek at Cambodia's mangroves on the Tatai Estuary here http://t.co/vsnFidLyuI + in 360° at http://t.co/Tf4kjXxmZq 21-11-14 11:23
TweetId: 535755276755140609 Wetlands Int. retweeted boatsales.com.au boatsalescomau boatsalescomau Mangrove conservation and restoration renders greatest return with respect to enhancing fisheries @WetlandsInt @DrEmmaLJohnston 21-11-14 11:23