Wetlands International European Association works to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems in Europe and advocate for the sustainable use of wetlands for people and nature.

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 integrate ecosystem based solutions in policies and for disaster risk reduction.

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.

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. 



NEWS: Wetlands International - European Association member Tour du Valat distinguished by Ramsar

Punta del Este. Tour du Valat, a member of Wetlands International - European Association, received the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit, at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in Uruguay.

State of Nature: Largest ever assessment draws a mixed picture for Europe's habitats and species

On 20 May, the European Commission adopted the "State of Nature in the EU" report. The report draws a mixed picture, whilst recognising the positive effect of the Natura 2000 network and the EU nature directives, the slow progress in implementing the directives gives cause for concern.

Invitation: Innovative Approaches in scaling up Community Resilience at the European Development Days

Together with the Red Cross and the World Bank, Wetlands International is organising an event at the European Development Days to highlight innovative approaches and partnerships in reducing disaster risks and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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NEWS: NL government to Partners for Resilience: ‘We want to continue’
By the Climate Centre, www.climatecentre.org “We want to continue with you, we want to learn from you, we can also help you.” That was the message to the Partners for Resilience (PfR) today from the Netherlands Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Kees Rade, addressing the closing ...
10/8/2015 2:43:00 PM

NEWS: Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?
Tackling the biggest coastal resilience challenge in West Africa The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course as it flows west towards the Atlantic Ocean. At the coastal delta it flows past the low ...
10/1/2015 3:05:00 PM



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