Save Peatlands

Peatlands are wetland areas with a thick water-logged organic soil layer (peat) made up of dead and decaying plant material. Peatlands include moors, bogs, mires, peat swamp forests and permafrost tundra. They are home to many threatened species and globally store at least 550 Gigatonnes of carbon in their organic soils. This is twice the amount of carbon stored in the world’s forests. We are dedicated to saving the world’s peatlands. Read more.

Support Natural Water Infrastructure

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. Read more. 

Build with Nature

Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones. Mangroves also provide food and building materials, especially to poor people. This coastal ecosystem provides an essential habitat for a large number of animal species, in particular several commercially important fish species. We work towards reversing the rapid loss of mangrove forests and promoting a sustainable use of this invaluable ecosystem. Read more.

Save Waterbirds

Waterbirds are a diverse group of wetland dependent bird species. They are extremely important both from a conservation and recreational point of view. Most of these species have adapted to the drastically changing conditions of wetlands through their migratory behaviour. Read more.

Reduce Disaster Risks

Mountain lakes and marshes reduce peak flooding. Mangroves reduce the impacts of tsunamis, hurricanes and storms. And in arid regions wetlands are life-savers during extreme droughts. Natural and man-made disasters affect millions of vulnerable people in the world. 
It is our aim to ensure that natural ecosystem based solutions are integrated in disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans. Read more. 

Green the Economy

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. Read more.