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Wetlands International receives €1.5 million grant from Dutch Postcode Lottery 

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Wetlands International is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a grant of €1.5 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. 

This contribution will bolster Wetlands International’s efforts to protect and restore vital wetland ecosystems around the world and scale up its impact globally. Healthy wetlands – including mangroves, peatlands, rivers and lakes – are key to tackling the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. We now need urgent action to protect, manage and restore wetlands on a scale far larger than we’ve ever seen before. 

“We are immensely grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery for their generous support,” said Han de Groot, CEO of Wetlands International. “This is a critical time for our planet and Dutch Postcode Lottery has seized an unmissable opportunity to accelerate action for wetlands and help deliver our mission for people, climate and nature.”  

Wetlands are crucial in nature conservation, climate change mitigation, and providing livelihoods for millions of people, and are among the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on the planet. Yet they are also among the most threatened.   

The funding provided by the Dutch Postcode Lottery will empower Wetlands International to inspire, mobilise and scale up action by transforming society’s whole conception of wetlands, tackling the drivers behind their destruction, and shaping the political, economic and social factors that affect them.   

This grant will specifically enable Wetlands International to make catalytic seed investments to scale up efforts where wetlands are under increasing pressure from human activities and environmental degradation; engage with businesses and transform economic sectors; and upgrade our impact monitoring to learn and inspire others.  

Wetlands International is proud of its strong relationship with the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Over the last six years, strategic funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery has helped raise our profile, foster new partnerships for greater impact and develop tools, evidence and knowledge to catalyse action by others. Our award-winning Building with Nature Indonesia initiative is an example of this. Past funding has provided Wetlands International with a solid launchpad: with this new funding, we are now ready for lift-off.  

For more information about Wetlands International and its conservation efforts, visit 

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Julien Anseau

Head of Communications & Advocacy