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

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2017 in Townsville

February 16, 2017

Local students and environmental volunteers were given an insight into the importance of wetlands in mitigating disasters and their role in a healthy Great Barrier Reef on World Wetlands Day this year. Twenty Year 12 science students from Ayr High School and 23 Townsville environmental volunteers participated in a field trip to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Great Barrier Reef Aquarium (Reef HQ), hosted by the Lower Burdekin Wetland Committee.

Sugar Cane Growers Restoring Wetlands in the Burdekin

October 18, 2016

Why are healthy wetlands good for cane farmers? In this short video 5th generation Burdekin cane farmer Vince Papale talks about the benefits of healthy wetlands on his cane farm.

NGO Networks for Wetland Conservation

October 11, 2016

The World Wetland Network (WWN) is a global network of over 2,000 non-government organisations (NGOs) initiated at the Ramsar Conference of the Parties (COP) in South Korea, 2008. It arose from the need for NGOs to arrive at Ramsar meetings well prepared, and participate effectively. Australian Louise Duff was recently appointed Chair of the World Wetland Network. Louise is the Program Manager – Wetlands Catchments Coasts with Conservation Volunteers, and administers the Australian Wetland Network.
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What's On

What's On at Burwood Beach in 2017

There's a new calendar of community eco events at Burwood Beach for the first 6 months in 2017, with the next event happening on Saturday 25th February. Join us to protect and restore this beautiful beach!

World Wetlands Day in Townsville

A field trip to Reef HQ and the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) will be held for students from Ayr High School on World Wetlands Day, Thursday February 2 2017. The trip aims to introduce students to the research and science being undertaken in the Townsville region, and what it means for local wetlands.

World Wetlands Day Forum 2017

Conservation Volunteers Australia is proud to host the Secretariat of the Australian Wetlands Network (AWN). Registrations are now open for AWN’s NSW World Wetlands Day Forum. The Forum will be of interest to government, non-government and community representatives with an interest in wetland conservation. Registrations close January 25 2017.
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WetlandCare Australia Supporters

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WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.