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

South East Wetland Carers Network

January 22, 2015

The South East Wetland Carers Network (SEWCN) is a partnership driven by South East Local Land Services, WetlandCare Australia and Conservation Volunteers that aims to protect and restore 1000 ha of coastal wetlands to act as bio diverse carbon stores.

Green Army Ballina-Byron

December 02, 2014

WetlandCare Australia and Campbell Page employment services are co-ordinating a Green Army works team to undertake much needed wetland restoration works across the Richmond and Brunswick River catchments. The team, funded by the Australian Government Department of Environment’s Green Army Programme, will be helping to rehabilitate local environments, including Ballina Shire Council Reserve lands in East Ballina.

Ramsar Factsheets

December 02, 2014

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is producing a series of informative and useful fact sheets about wetlands. The first four are now ready to download and share!
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What's On

Youth Photography in the Burdekin

Celebrations will be in full swing in the Burdekin next week with local environmental organisations hosting a wetland display at the Burdekin Shire Council library and a wetland photography competition for Burdekin school students.

World Wetlands Day Plants Workshop

If you are a land management professional, consultant, plant enthusiast or Landcare volunteer and want to learn more about wetland vegetation, please join us for a World Wetland Day Plants Workshop on Tuesday 3 February at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

World Wetlands Day 2015

How will you be celebrating World Wetlands Day? If you’re in Ballina, northern NSW, come along to the great events being held by WetlandCare Australia and Ballina Shire Council.
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WetlandCare Australia Supporters

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WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.