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#PowerofWetlands

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Healthy wetlands help secure water in cities,
lock away carbon and support community livelihoods.
With them, we can prevent climate change disaster and reverse biodiversity loss.
#PowerofWetlands is a campaign to make wetlands conservation and restoration a national and global priority.
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Healthy wetlands help secure water in cities,
lock away carbon and support community livelihoods.
With them, we can prevent climate change disaster and reverse biodiversity loss.
#PowerofWetlands is a campaign to make wetlands conservation and restoration a national and global priority.
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Healthy wetlands help secure water in cities,
lock away carbon and support community livelihoods.
With them, we can prevent climate change disaster and reverse biodiversity loss.
#PowerofWetlands is a campaign to make wetlands conservation and restoration a national and global priority.
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Healthy wetlands help secure water in cities,
lock away carbon and support community livelihoods.
With them, we can prevent climate change disaster and reverse biodiversity loss.
#PowerofWetlands is a campaign to make wetlands conservation and restoration a national and global priority.

Explore the #PowerofWetlands

Whether mangroves or marshes, rivers or peatlands, every wetland has a story. Discover some of the world’s largest, most vulnerable and critical wetlands, and what’s being done to boost their power.
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Critical and notable wetlands
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Meet the wetland ambassadors

Stories of hope and action are key to showing what’s possible. Thousands of young people around the world are already working to unleash the #PowerofWetlands.

Navi Mumbai couple fights to save a bird haven from becoming a golf course

What started as a police complaint about the destruction of mangroves in 2016 turned into a passion for conserving wetla

Ashish Loya – A birder who is involving community and authorities to protect Haiderpur wetland

The landscape around the meeting point of the two rivers always attracted the birds. But after the construction of the b

The three mangrove defenders - Mexico

Alejandro Betancourth, Juan Borges, Pilar Gómez-Ruiz – The three mangrove defenders

Stories about restoring and safeguarding wetlands are frequently about people acting on their conservation dreams of fig

Chao Mei, Wetlands at the ‘water core’

When people’s livelihoods are taken away due to a change in the environment, it is difficult to help them adapt to

Mbaarak Abdalla, The brain behind restoring mangroves with and for the community

Tudor Creek is a unique mangrove haven, based off the Kenyan coast, where Mombasa Island splits off from the mainland. T

Leonard Owuor Agan, Securing wetlands and livelihoods for the long-term

Across the world millions of people and animals depend on healthy wetlands. The riverine Marura wetlands, running across

Tanvi Hussain, Livelihoods in balance with wetlands

Healthy wetlands provide food and fodder for the species and people living around them. But over-exploiting these resour

Karol Salazar Navarro, Knowing the beauty and value of blue carbon

Wetlands adjacent to cities are often used as wasteland despite being important carbon stores. The Pantanos de Villa Wil

Vandandorj Sumiya, Caring for carbon and cranes

Every spring when the snow starts to melt on the Mongolian steppe, thousands of migratory birds land on the wetlands o

Jayson Salenga, Reinventing wetlands as an eco-destination

When it comes to conservation, providing alternative livelihoods and getting communities involved is often the key to st

Alexander Watson, Putting wetlands on the map

As natural buffers against storms and floods, nursing grounds for fisheries, sources of wood for fuel and timber, and ho

María Elisa Sánchez, Thinking like a mountain

Wetlands high up in mountains are often remote and harsh places, blasted by wind and rain, with all seasons possible in

Youssoupha Sané, Awakening to the bond between people and nature

Wetland wildernesses are all too often lost to the march of development — industrial infrastructure, the encroachm

Hugo Ferreira, Taking flight with the flamingos

When we think of spectacular nature, our minds perhaps turn to the dusty savannahs of Africa or the vast wilderness of t

Reviving wetlands is one of the most effective ways we can heal the climate and help biodiversity.
It’s time to make healthy wetlands a national and global priority.

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WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL IS THE ONLY GLOBAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF WETLANDS.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

To inspire and mobilise society to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature.


#PowerofWetlands has been made possible by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

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