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

Our Latest News

Restoring Koala Habitat on the Wilson’s River

July 12, 2016

WetlandCare Australia has recently been awarded an Australian Government 20 Million Trees project to revegetate over 5 hectares of Koala habitat adjacent to the Wilson’s River near Lismore, NSW. This project will see 5000 native trees planted, restoring a strategic habitat corridor to enhance habitat connectivity for the Koala population and improve the riparian corridor of the Wilson’s River.

Hunter Region Partners Restoring Migratory Shorebird Habitat

June 07, 2016

A partnership between local environmental organisations in the Hunter region and the NSW State Government is having a big impact on restoring shorebird habitat in the Hunter Wetlands National Park. Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) received funding from the NSW Environmental Trust for a two-year project to restore the shorebird habitat. CVA is working closely with WetlandCare Australia, Hunter Bird Observers Club and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service to achieve the project outcomes.

Newcastle Wetland Connections Completes 3rd Year

June 07, 2016

WetlandCare Australia’s Newcastle Wetland Connections project is now three years through its four-year program of works. The goal of the project is to improve urban waterways in the upstream catchment of Hunter Wetlands Centre, a Ramsar listed wetland of international significance.
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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 11 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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