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 economic crisis facing 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: Stepping up action for wetlands worldwide

10-year Strategy to Safeguard and Restore Wetlands Released We are releasing Wetland Solutions for People and Nature, our Strategic Intent for 2015...

Birds and energy, why it matters on World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day takes place 9-10 May. The theme of this year’s annual awareness-raising day is “Energy – make it bird-frien...

NEWS: Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the World Water Forum

On Tuesday 14 April 17:00 - 19:00 we are co-hosting an event with WBCSD on scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the 7th World Water For...


Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

This Strategic Intent for 2015 - 2025 is the highest level guide to our work. It sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International ... Read more

Pitfalls and potentials: The role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

This joint NGO briefing contains an analysis of the current and potential role of bioenergy in the European Union's climate and energy policies, a... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.


“Building with Nature Indonesia - Securing eroding Delta Coastlines (Demak-Indonesia)

The initiative "Building with Nature Indonesia" aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of ma... Read more

For more of actions go to Our Cases.








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