About Wetlands International
Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost many of these wetland treasures. Since 1900 more than 64% of freshwater wetlands have been lost through drainage and conversion and much of the rest have been degraded. This leaves people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse this trend. Together with many partners around the world, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands to benefit people and nature.
Wetlands International is a worldwide, non-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is made up of a network of 20 offices, with outstanding staff working around the world. By enabling others to safeguard and manage wetlands better, we help to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change.