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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Arctic wetlands face increasing risks
Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic.  Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global cl...
7/27/2015 3:33:00 PM

NEWS: Deeply saddened by the passing of Jean-Paul Taris, legendary wetland champion
Wetlands International is very saddened to learn of the passing of Jean-Paul Taris who was a legendary wetland champion. Our thoughts are especially with his wife Christine, their two boys and of course with Dr Luc Hoffmann, his great friend. 
7/16/2015 4:18:00 PM

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TweetId: 626045909499973632 Wetlands Int. retweeted AEPA FALCON AEPAFALCON AEPAFALCON Desde #Panamá nuestro aliado @RicardoMazzochi celebra este #26DeJulio #MangroveDay con la iniciativa Historias del #Manglar @JJLN0468 28-07-15 15:05
TweetId: 623482033428369408 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt Swamp power: how the world's #wetlands can help stop climate change using #paludiculture or 'wet agriculture' methods http://t.co/6lz8SJfrwS 21-07-15 13:17
TweetId: 623420461280559104 Wetlands Int. WetlandsInt WetlandsInt While the west Medit Flamingo pop is stable (~150k birds, Stat Review: http://t.co/0Gg2XWW4kf) others are threatened https://t.co/M5afgBjBjM 21-07-15 09:13