Wetlands International is a global, non-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.
Our approach to wetland conservation and wise use reflects the dynamic nature of wetlands and their connection to the wider landscape and communities. Taking these connections into account is a key dimension to sustaining and restoring wetlands.
We engage in advocacy on topics by connecting technical knowledge, policy dialogue and practical projects in the field. We use this to stimulate governments and companies to develop and implement effective policies at all scales, from local to global.
We work with local partners to build the capacity of local communities whose lives are closely connect to wetlands, we empower civil society with knowledge and skills to more effectively engage with governments and the private sector, influencing decisions which affect them.
We engage with governments, the private sector and civil society to act individually and jointly as a means to enable both the public and private sector to safeguard and restore wetlands.
We have learnt that while we can demonstrate small scale successes in just a few years, bringing about positive change for people and nature in large wetland systems takes time, often decades. Therefore we believe in working for the long-term in major wetlands areas.