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

When Cut met Clinton

Layeun is famous among the tsunami villages of Aceh.  Bill Clinton came here earlier this year and brought the media.  He called for new hel...

Swapping places with wild boar

Precisely 256 people were living in Gampong Baro on the day the tsunami hit.  Just under half of them died.  Just 24 bodies were found, whil...

Mangroves return amid the fish ponds

by Fred Pearce Azhar, leader of Lham Ujong, is a proud man.  Proud of the pictures in his album of him shaking hands with dignitaries bringing...

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998. As we near the end of a second decade in the country, we want to highlight and celebrate... Read more

Mudbank

Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact... 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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The 2004 Tsunami: 10 Years Later

At 58 minutes after midnight (UTC) on Sunday 26 December 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Indian Ocean. The earthquake created a series of devastating tsunamis that hit the coasts of fourteen Asian countries killing over 230,000 people. 
Read the stories from tsunami survivors. 

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