Our offices

Our network of regional, country and project offices covers Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America. Our headquarters is based in the Netherlands. The expertise of each office is described below with their contact details.

Africa

Wetlands International in Africa, established in 1998, is responsible for our work on the entire continent. The main office is located in Dakar, Senegal with subsidiary offices in Mali (Bamako and Mopti), Guinea Bissau (Bissau) and Kenya (Nairobi). Our office is strongly invested in the conservation of wetlands on Africa’s west coast, with a focus on mangroves, the West African Manatee and migratory waterbirds.

The work in Mali to save the Inner Niger Delta is one of our most important global initiatives. We focus on preventing the loss of seasonally flooded wetlands by maintaining water flows to the delta. We also work in support of sustainable fisheries, agriculture and forestry, as well as reduced waterbird hunting in the delta area. In East Africa, our focus is on the wise use of precious freshwater resources and wetlands. Our efforts aim to reduce the impact of occasional droughts while serving local water and food needs.

www.africa.wetlands.org

Latin America & the Caribbean

We have offices in Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Panamá (Panama City). Our team in Buenos Aires has strong expertise in wetlands inventory and the conservation of waterbirds in relation to rice field management. New priorities include conservation management of the Paraná Delta and the peatlands of Tierra del Fuego. The office is also involved in addressing the impacts of soy production on wetlands and water. The new Panamá team focuses on coastal mangrove conservation and water management in Mesoamerica.

www.lac.wetlands.org

Indonesia

Since 1983 our main office in Bogor, Java, has engaged in the inventory of wetlands and migratory waterbird conservation. Today, a large part of our work is saving the peat swamp forests. This involves science, restoration, advocacy and efforts to green the palm oil and forestry industries. We also work on mangrove restoration. In close partnership with the government of Indonesia, we support wetlands-related international conventions, including the Ramsar Convention, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

www.wetlands.or.id

Malaysia

Our Malaysian office in Kuala Lumpur has a long tradition of supporting policies and practices for the wise use of wetlands, waterbird conservation and coordinating the Asian Waterbird Census. Leading activities in Malaysia now include technical input to local authorities on the restoration and sustainable use of peatlands and mangroves.

www.malaysia.wetlands.org

South Asia

Our South Asia office is located in New Delhi and covers the region from Pakistan in the west, Bangladesh in the east, and Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the south. It has a strong focus on managing lakes and rivers to maintain their health and productivity, and on promoting the importance of wetlands for preventing floods and droughts. Working with different levels of government, we are building the capacity of authorities and empowering local communities to influence decisions over water.

www.south-asia.wetlands.org

China

Our China office in Beijing began with a focus on monitoring waterbirds within the extensive territory of the People’s Republic of China. The endangered Black-necked Crane is a flagship species for our work protecting wetlands along its migration route (flyway).

In recent years, the office has broadened its portfolio. Our team works across the country to protect and restore the heavily eroded and overgrazed peatlands of the Tibetan Plateau. These high altitude wetlands are important as the source of the greatest rivers in the region and also support local herdsmen.

www.wetwonder.org 

Japan

Our Japan Office is located in Tokyo. Our team has strong expertise in research on coastal regions and brackish waters through its Monitoring Sites 1000 Programme, and is heavily engaged in public awareness. Both activities are aimed at promoting the understanding and wise use of wetlands in Japan.

www.japan.wetlands.org

Russia

Our Russia team covers the entire Russian Federation and former USSR States in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. From the Moscow office, it has conducted the national wetland inventory and coordinated the International Waterbird Census (IWC). Other areas of work include developing national wetland policies in Russia, and promoting wetlands conservation across the border with Belarus. Currently, we are rewetting degraded peatlands to reduce wildfire risks and greenhouse gas emissions, and offering guidance to the oil and gas sector in the Arctic region to limit their impacts.

www.russia.wetlands.org

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Russia News

Training of Trainers Workshop on Flyway Approach to the conservation and wise use of water birds and wetlands

10/13/2014 8:49:00 PM

Africa news (English)

Biodiversity, Habitat and Water Quality in the CCLME Region - The 3rd Work Group Meeting ends in Casablanca

10/3/2014 3:50:00 PM

Africa News (French)

Biodiversité, Habitat et Qualité de l'Eau dans la Région du CCLME - La 3e Réunion du Groupe de Travail s’est tenue à Casablanca

10/3/2014 3:29:00 PM

Malaysia News

Mengo Green Hunt

10/1/2014 4:41:00 AM

Africa News (French)

Sénégal - Fatick: Le Projet MFS II - Ecosystem Alliance redonne vie à plus de deux hectares de terres pour l'Agriculture

9/30/2014 1:16:00 PM

Africa news (English)

Fatick - Senegal: MFS II Ecosystem Alliance Project tree planting renews over two hectars of land for Agriculture

9/30/2014 12:14:00 PM

Malaysia News

Blog - Sg Belungkor Project Site visit updates

9/18/2014 8:15:00 AM

Africa News (French)

Gandon - Saint-Louis Sénégal - Le projet Ecosystem Alliance améliore les revenus et les conditions de vie de Ndèye Wade et sa communauté

9/5/2014 3:36:00 PM

Africa news (English)

Gandon - Saint-Louis - Senegal: Ecosystem Alliance Project improves earnings and livelihood for Ndèye Wade and women of her village

9/5/2014 2:33:00 PM

Africa news (English)

Senegal / Preservation of the Ndiaël - Wetlands International meets Senhuile.

8/26/2014 6:04:00 PM

Africa News (French)

Sénégal / Pour la préservation du Ndiaël - Wetlands International rencontre Senhuile.

8/26/2014 4:56:00 PM

Russia News

NEWS: Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia

8/25/2014 2:06:00 PM