WetlandCare Australia

WetlandCare Australia

Working with communities to protect, promote and restore wetlands since 1991

Protecting, Promoting and Restoring Wetlands Since 1991

WetlandCare Australia has been dedicated to protecting and restoring Australian wetlands and inspiring others to get involved for over 20 years. Our founders envisioned a future for restoring networks of wetlands across Australia that would provide the connectivity to ensure healthy functioning ecosystems that support life. As Australia's only dedicated national wetland conservation organisation our reach has been extensive in moving that dream towards a reality.

We have earned our reputation as an influential change agent and partnership builder through our solid track record in managing and delivering hundreds of projects that have resulted in improved wetland ecosystems and their sustainable use.

Our work is far from done and we are committed to continuing the path our founders laid for delivering on their vision. Our 2011-2015 Conservation Plan (PDF - 1.7MB) outlines the next phase of that journey. By working together in partnership we will implement the plan and achieve further tangible results towards the lasting conservation of Australia's wetland heritage.

Our mission: Working with communities to protect, promote and restore wetlands and their catchments since 1991.

WetlandCare Australia is a not-for-profit, registered charitable institution, with a volunteer Board of Directors, listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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WetlandCare Australia Programs

Programs - Ramsar Programs - Eastern Wetlands and Water Programs - Blue Carbon Programs - Biodiversity Programs - Great Barrier Reef

Our Latest News

Barratta Creek Catchment Pest Control Update May 2016

May 24, 2016

From May 21 to July 3 2016 WetlandCare Australia, with contractor Ridge Contractor Feral Pest Management and project partner Burdekin Productivity Services will be undertaking feral animal management and monitoring in the Barratta Creek catchment.

Bring Back the Fish – World Fish Migration Day

May 17, 2016

WetlandCare Australia is partnering with North Coast Local Land Services to deliver a field day on Friday the 20th of May to showcase fencing that has been undertaken at a property at Watt Creek that will protect 40 hectares of critically important estuarine vegetation. The field day will also be an opportunity for landholders to engage with industry representatives about best practice management techniques for fencing, weed control and stock management in the Nambucca Estuary.

Community Shows Commitment for Saving Tweed Koalas

May 17, 2016

WetlandCare Australia would like to extend a huge thankyou to the local community for their fantastic work at a recent tree planting day at Cudgen Nature Reserve on Sunday. More than 20 community members rallied together to plant, water and mulch 600 native trees to create much needed habitat for the endangered Tweed Coast Koala population.
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What's On

What’s on in June 2016 - Belmont Community Eco-activities

Join families and neighbours from the Belmont area to discover the natural wonders of Belmont Wetlands State Park. On Saturday 4 June, join us for Birdwatching at Jewells Wetland and on Tuesday 7 June, experience Belmont Wetlands Natural Wonders. Events are free but registrations are essential.

Tregeagle Field Day on Macadamias and Biodiversity

Macadamia and other orchardists as well as rural lifestyle landholders in the Tregeagle, Marom Creek, Chilcotts Grass, and Lindendale areas are invited to attend this hands-on field day. The field day is targeted at those interested in gaining the benefits of managing biodiversity on a productive farm, creek line restoration, camphor laurel control and active revegetation on their rural properties. Thursday, 2 June 9am to 2pm (includes morning tea and lunch) - RSVP essential.

Creatures of the Swamp in Hexham

On Thursday 19 May and Sunday 22 May join families and neighbours from Maryland to learn about the incredible migratory birds that travel all the way from Siberia to visit Hexham Swamp each year. Find out about the important eco-services the swamp provides for our community, and what you can do at home to protect this precious habitat.
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WetlandCare Australia Supporters

NSW Environmental TrustDigital Evolution, Global Paddler and Society for Ecological Restoration.

WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.