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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WetlandCare Australia Programs

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

Our Latest News

Restoring the upstream catchment of a Ramsar listed wetland

June 17, 2014

Think of the city of Newcastle in New South Wales and chances are coal will immediately spring to mind. Think again. Newcastle’s wetlands have been identified as the most significant migratory shorebird habitat in New South Wales, and an important drought refuge for waterbirds. The assemblage of wetlands on the city’s doorstep includes the nationally listed Hexham Swamp, and the Hunter Wetlands National Park.

Photography Prize 2015

June 10, 2014

Now marking its eighth year, the WetlandCare Australia Photography Prize is still the only national event in Australia to celebrate World Wetlands Day, February 2. We are putting the call out for sponsors to come on board and make the 2015 Prize the best World Wetlands Day celebration yet!

Latest Edition Of RipRap Now Available

June 06, 2014

Edition 37: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life. This edition of RipRap focuses on the multiple benefits that can be gained from river and riparian restoration.
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What's On

Shoalhaven Wetland Workshop June 15th

WetlandCare Australia and the South East Local Land Services are hosting a half day wetland workshop at the beautiful Shoalhaven Heads.

Future Directions for the Clybucca Floodplain, Free Community Forum

Clybucca locals are invited to come along to a free community event in Kempsey on the 23rd June that will help set the future direction for the Clybucca Floodplain

Floodplain Farming for Productivity and Biodiversity Field Day

This highly informative field day in Gladstone on the 19th June will showcase drainage management, aquatic weed control and pasture improvement by rehabilitating acid sulfate soils. There will also be some salvinia weevil biocontrol available for anyone who needs help controlling this highly invasive water weed.
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WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.