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

NEWS: Wetlands International awards Staff Medal of Excellence to Daniel Blanco and Ritesh Kumar

Wetlands International awarded the Staff Medal of Excellence to two individuals on Monday. Daniel Blanco of Argentina and Ritesh Kumar of India are re...

NEWS: Dr. W.J. Wolff & Ms. Ikal Angelei win Luc Hoffmann Medal

Wetlands International awarded the Luc Hoffmann Medal for Excellence in Wetland Science and Conservation to two individuals on Monday. Dr. W.J. Wolff ...

PRESS RELEASE: Launch new book “Downstream Voices” by internationally renowned author Fred Pearce.

In the new book “Downstream Voices” commissioned  by Wetlands International, Fred Pearce takes you along his journey to three large r...

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Downstream Voices

Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locall... Read more

Partnering for Sustainable Business

Companies impact wetlands, but they also have the power to trigger positive change on a scale that Wetlands International can never reach alone. ... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.

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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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