We, Wetlands International, are proud to be a partner with the Nationale Postcode Loterij in our efforts to improve the condition of wetlands. In 2017, we received One Million Euros from the Nationale Postcode Loterij to continue our work to safeguard and restore wetlands for a safer world.
The Nationale Postcode Loterij
In 1989, the Nationale Postcode Loterij was established to support charity efforts. While 2.8 million Dutch people play this lottery to win hundreds of thousands of prizes every month, they are also supporting good causes. Half of the prize money supports the work of more than 99 charity organisations around the world. Since its foundation, the Nationale Postcode Loterij has donated more than 5 billion Euros to the cause of people and nature. We currently partner with many Nationale Postcode Loterij beneficiaries including Cordaid, Care Nederland, IUCN NL, Natuurmonumenten, Vogelbescherming, and WNF. We were also part of a Postcode Lottery-funded project in Mindanao, Philippines with partners Rode Kruis and CARE Nederland.
Wetlands for a Safer World
With the support of the Nationale Postcode Loterij, we have over the past year been able to push wetlands into the global human security and migration agenda, facilitate the restoration and safeguarding of mangroves in East Africa and pave the way to globalise this effort through securing additional partnerships. Additionally, we have been able to link our knowledge of wetlands with partners in infrastructure development to make initiatives like Building with Nature possible. Their investment has also supported our strategic outreach, programme development and coordination across the Wetlands International network. This includes a new role in Urban Resilience, which was, for one year, linked with a set of programmatic and influencing opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia to promote the use of wetlands as part of the blue-green infrastructure to protect city inhabitants from impacts of climate change.
Photo: Jan van de Kam, sunset at Barr Al Hikman.