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. 

 

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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: Djoudj National Park restoration an immediate success
Djoudj National Park is a waterbird oasis located in the delta of the Senegal River separating Mauritania and Senegal. But invasive species are threatening to crowd out the birds. We recently witnessed how our small investment in restoration made a big difference for the birds and tourism. The quest...
6/30/2015 9:02:00 AM

NEWS: Wetlands International ranks #17 in top climate think tank list
Wetlands International takes the 17th spot on the International Centre for Climate Governance top 100 list for climate think tanks in 2014. Read more here. 
6/29/2015 12:46:00 PM

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