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: Environmentally harmful biomass given free rein until 2020

Brussels. The European Commission has announced it will postpone its plans to develop sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass used for energy generation in the EU until 2020. As a result, unsustainable biomass will continue to be burned in the EU and counted towards renewable energy and climate targets for at least the next 6 years.

NEWS: European Ministers support ecosystem-based approaches to reduce disaster risks

Milan. European justice and security ministers called for ecosystem-based solutions and green infrastructure to reduce the underlying drivers of disaster risk and build resilience to the impacts of disasters and climate change.

NEWS: New network to rescue the Sava river basin

Krapje, Croatia. NGOs and protected areas managers from the Sava River basin established the SavaParks network, aimed at facilitating joint action to save the Sava and protect the river’s ecological values.

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INVITATION to three inspiring workshops at Deltas in Times of Climate Change II
Wetlands International invites you to three inspiring workshops on improving water resource and wetland management for more resilient deltas at the conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, which will take place in Rotterdam in the Netherlands from 24-26 September.  
9/17/2014 12:25:00 PM

BLOG: Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina
By Marta Andelman, Wetlands International Argentina - “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing  amount of infrastructure for the conversion of the Parana Delta wetlands into soy plantations....
9/16/2014 6:03:00 PM

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