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. 



BLOG: Building with Nature in Northern Java, taking it step by step

Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Deltares, reporting from Demak, Indonesia “She must be really good at writing” the villagers are whispering behi...

Announcement: Training on mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean region

Wetlands International is happy to announce that Applications are now open for the 'Second training course on mangrove ecosystems of the Western I...

Message from our CEO on World Wetlands Day 2016

The precipitous loss of wetlands and freshwater biodiversity over the last decades has been widely reported – and alongside this, many organisat...


NGO letter to pulp and paper giant APRIL on peat management in the Kampar peninsula

A group of local and international NGOs have send a letter to the pulp-for-paper giant APRIL regarding the management of its concessions on tropical p... Read more

Lineamientos y conceptos para la adaptación de las pesquerías fluviales de la Cuenca del Plata al cambio climático

El presente trabajo responde a las necesidades de atender la problemática del cambio climático como un aspecto prioritario que ya está influyendo sobr... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.


Creating climate resilient wetlands for waterbirds and communities across the African-Eurasian flyway

Every year millions of waterbirds fly thousands of kilometres between Europe and Africa in search of food and good breeding sites. The conservation of... Read more

For more of actions go to Our Cases.


Take a look at our 2014 Annual Report!






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