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: The Netherlands doesn’t succeed in reaching target for responsable soy

The Dutch Soy Coalition (formed by eight development and environmental organisations*) finds that in 2013, only a quarter of the 2.4 metric tons of so...

Event invitation: Certification and beyond

- Solutions for responsible agro-commodity governance - Date: 30 October, Venue: Glazen Zaal in The Hague IUCN Netherlands, Wetlands Internat...

VIDEO BLOG: Why are wetlands important to you?

At the recent Wetland Solutions Stakeholder Forum in Rotterdam held on 22 September 2014, we interviewed some of our stakeholders on why wetlands are ...

For more, visit our page on News and Blogs.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Soy Barometer 2014

In the Netherlands, various parties are committed to ensuring that we will only process and use responsible soy. But how are these developments e... Read more

The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action

UNEP has launched a new report in which it warns that the deforestation of the planet’s mangroves was exceeding average global forest loss by a ... 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: 528131149910929408 Wetlands Int. retweeted IUCN NL IUCNNL IUCNNL Representatives from Indonesia and Argentina discuss challenges of sustainable soy and palm oil #agrocom http://t.co/3cvRbQnMqF 31-10-14 10:27
TweetId: 528131062635851776 Wetlands Int. retweeted IUCN NL IUCNNL IUCNNL Walhi: Palm oil plantations in Indonesia now cover an area the size of NL, Belgium and Denmark combined #agrocom 31-10-14 10:27
TweetId: 528131010441912320 Wetlands Int. retweeted IUCN NL IUCNNL IUCNNL Palm oil plantations in peatland ecosystems cause irreversible damage and increase flooding and CO2 emissions #agrocom 31-10-14 10:26