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 ...

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

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

Towards climate-responsible peatlands management

The aim of this guidebook is to support the reduction of GHG emissions from managed peatlands and present guidance for responsible management practic... 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: 527806748728758272 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt Latinamerican and indonesian ONG,s working toghether for responsable agro-commodity governance http://t.co/EaGZUlmXqV 30-10-14 12:58
TweetId: 527761090374295552 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt Did you know that soy production als results in the loss of key wetland ecosystems? What we can do about it? http://t.co/gb2FMaH1ru #agrocom 30-10-14 09:57
TweetId: 527760044046446593 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt How are developments to process and use responsible soy evolving? Download: Soy Barometer 2014: http://t.co/hUqwciwnde #soybeans #agrocom 30-10-14 09:52