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

Our Latest News

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.

Community Gets on Board for Newcastle Wetland Connections

May 19, 2015

WetlandCare Australia has been tapping into the goodwill of community volunteers to restore urban waterways flowing into the Hunter Wetlands Centre Ramsar Site.

WetlandCare Leads Community Engagement at Ramsar COP 12

May 19, 2015

At time of writing I am busy preparing to attend the 12th Ramsar Conference of Parties (COP12), which is being held in Punta del Este, Uruguay from June 1-9 2015. My role will be to coordinate World Wetland Network (WWN) activities for NGO representatives at the COP.
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What's On

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.

Fish Habitat Workshops

The South East Wetland Carers Network has invited Scott Nichols from Fisheries NSW to discuss the relationship between wetlands and fish habitat. Scott’s presentation will cover the impacts of urbanisation and industry, popular recreational fish species, connectivity within the marine environment and the importance of wetland related projects.

Wetland Walk and Planting Day

Join us on Thursday and Friday this week (7th and 8th of May) for wetland events in Newcastle.
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