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

Tracking Barratta Creek Wetland Restoration Efforts

August 04, 2015

Working in partnership with WetlandCare Australia, TropWATER has been tracking management efforts in a natural and constructed wetland on the Barratta Creek catchment floodplain, in particular, for nutrient removal and also the control of invasive aquatic plants.Tracking management actions will continue over the next few years and will provide data to evaluate the biodiversity returns on this restoration investment.

Newcastle Wetland Connections Reaches Half-Way Mark

August 04, 2015

WetlandCare Australia’s Newcastle Wetland Connections project is now two years through its four-year term. 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.

Ramada Staff Volunteer Day

August 04, 2015

We had a great time last Thursday hosting a Staff Volunteering Day for the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron. We welcomed new and previous volunteer staff to participate in this opportunity to see the amazing results of past volunteering efforts at the North Creek Wetland.
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What's On

Wetland Carers Network Forum

South East Wetland Carers Network Forum will be held on the 31st of July, 2015, at the Moruya Golf Club. There will be expert presenters from wetland related fields, including Geoff Sainty (Sainty and Associates), Kerry-lee Rogers (University of Wollongong), Paul Martin (Eurobodalla Shire Council) and more!

Building the Future of our Wetlands

These will be a series of 3 workshops aimed at providing vision and direction for the South East Wetland Carers Network and wetland rehabilitation on the South Coast of NSW. Les Robinson is well known to many in the bushcare and Landcare community as a trainer, speaker and one of Australia’s most stimulating facilitators.

Invitation to Pre-COP Meeting

Representatives of NGOs, community groups, IOPs, and their supporters are invited to a pre-COP meeting prior to the Ramsar COP 12 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on June 2 2015.
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WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.