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Coasts and Deltas – Healthy Wetlands

  • Coastal wetland conservation
  • Integrated delta management

By 2030, we aim to safeguard 10 million hectares of high value river and lake wetlands, focusing in 5 basins.

To safeguard and restore the ecological character and hydrological connectivity of river and lake systems, we will focus on reducing pressures and mitigating the impacts from infrastructure development, wetland over-exploitation, agricultural development, hydropower and extractive industries and promoting integrated management plans which are compatible with maintaining wetland ecosystem functioning and the life cycles of wetland species.

We are working to:

  • We will enable conservation outcomes by mobilising government, community groups and other local stakeholders for joint management.
  • Build out a Global Mangrove Watch platform that provides real-time information on changes in status, value and distribution of mangrove ecosystems, provide a basis for integration of mangroves into climate and development policy and guide conservation and restoration practice on the ground.
  • Develop integral management programmes for high conservation value mangrove sites and associated habitats and connect these in regional programmes.
  • Conserve and restore key sites for migratory birds along heavily developed coastlines.
  • Conserve selected coastal wetland sites for the exceptional role they play as stop over sites for migratory birds.

These interventions will help to safeguard high-value coastal wetlands and critical wildlife migration corridors, the active conservation of species of high conservation value and the large-scale restoration of mangroves and other coastal wetlands.