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 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

Wetlands Take The Cake

October 15, 2014

Staff at the Fortitude Valley office of AECOM have proved that wetlands, cake and recycling can go hand in hand, raising over $400 through annual cake sales and book and clothes swaps which they have generously donated to WetlandCare Australia.

Local Partnership Delivers

October 09, 2014

WetlandCare Australia and North Coast Local Land Services (NCLLS) are working together to deliver two new exciting projects on the NSW North Coast, Floodplain Management Priorities and Northern Corridor Connections.

Indigenous Trainees Make The Grade

October 03, 2014

WetlandCare Australia is celebrating the graduation of two Indigenous trainees from a 6-month work program which will see them qualify with a Certificate 2 in Conservation and Land Management.
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What's On

Calling Youth Photographers

This year's WetlandCare Australia Photography Prize will see a Youth Award presented in each of the three Prize categories, in addition to the traditional 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Over $3000 of prizes are on offer overall, so get your camera ready and start snapping your favorite wetlands!

Countdown to Ramsar Wetland Forum

In a few days Australia will welcome heads of state, ministers, heads of International Organizations alongside social entrepreneurs, businesses executives, indigenous leaders, park rangers and renowned conservationists at the IUCN World Parks Congress. The Ramsar Convention will be taking this opportunity to engage with the world’s environmental leaders to work towards its overall mission to reverse the loss of wetlands.

Get up close with wildlife at Waterhen Lake

A community planting day is planned for 11th October at Waterhen Lake in Oxenford. Special guests Geckoes Wildlife will be showcasing a number of local wildlife from 10.30am. Animals likely to feature on the day include frogs, lizards, snakes, birds and mammals. Local residents and volunteers are invited to come along, plant a tree and get up close and personal with a creature who might be living next door!
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