Netherlands signs new partnership with civil society to help disaster-prone regions

UNFCCC COP21, Paris – Minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation signed an agreement for a new five-year ‘strategic partnership’ with five Dutch agencies […]


Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

This joint NGO position paper argues that while a lot remains to be done in Europe to halt biodiversity loss and restore damaged ecosystems, the […]



The Supervisory Council supervises the general course of affairs within Wetlands International and oversees the implementation of its policies and Strategy. The Supervisory Council also appoints the members of the Management Board. Read more...



Our members are European NGOs, working together to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems and to advocate the sustainable use of wetlands for people and nature, in particular by linking science, policy and practice.


Our Accountability

Transparency and accountability towards our stakeholders belong to our core values; this includes actively seeking feedback on our performance. Read more...


Vision and Mission

A world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide. Read more...


We are an independent, not-for-profit organization with 10 members from 6 European countries. We work to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems and to advocate the […]


How We Work

Wetlands are as vital to the planet as rainforests. That is why we are dedicated to their conservation and restoration. We do this by understanding and tackling the underlying causes of wetland loss and damage. Our knowledge-base and advocacy enables action to safeguard and restore wetlands, and to use them in sustainable ways. Read more...


Why Wetlands Matter

Wetlands cover a small percentage of the earth's surface, yet they are essential systems - they are the arteries and veins of the landscape. A world without wetlands would be a world without water, waterbirds and people. Read more...


Peatland conservation and restoration

Wetlands International - European Association has supported peatland restoration projects in Europe and beyond, working with local communities to promote sustainable land use options.