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

World Wetland Network Report on Ramsar COP 12

June 30, 2015

Uruguay hosted the 12th Ramsar Conference of Parties (COP 12) from June 1-9, 2015. The COP brought together 800 government representatives from 168 contracting parties to debate and adopt resolutions. These resolutions drive global policy for wetland conservation and wise use going forward. Louise Duff, from WetlandCare Australia, attended Ramsar COP12 as a facilitator for the World Wetland Network and her report on the conference is now available.

Little Llangothlin Lagoon Ramsar Site - Restoring Critically Endangered Woodland

June 26, 2015

WetlandCare Australia has recently been awarded an Australian Government 20 Million Trees project to revegetate 45 hectares at Little Llangothlin Lagoon Nature Reserve. WetlandCare Australia will be working in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Glen Industries to achieve the on ground works.

20 Million Trees Hexam

May 19, 2015

Hexham Swamp adjoins Hunter Wetlands Centre and flows into the Hunter Estuary Wetlands Ramsar Site. It is listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands of Australia, and is part of the Hunter Estuary Important Bird Area. WetlandCare Australia is coordinating a large scale revegetation project at Hexham Swamp, as part of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees program.
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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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