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

Workplace Giving

August 19, 2014

If you’d like to help ensure the future of our precious wetlands, become a WetlandCare Workplace Giver today! Australia’s wetlands and waterways provide a huge range of benefits to us all, from natural wonderland and habitat haven to clean and secure water supplies for our towns and cities. WetlandCare Australia is continually working to protect, preserve and restore these vital environmental assets.

Byron Creek Headwater Restoration

August 05, 2014

WetlandCare Australia has been working with farmers in the Byron Bay hinterland to undertake the restoration works of riparian vegetation along Byron Creek since 2012. Over 1 kilometre of Byron Creek has now been successfully revegetated with over 3,000 native riparian species being planted and an area of 1 hectare of native vegetation being re-established.

Kids Caring For Creeks

August 05, 2014

WetlandCare Australia is presenting an education and outreach program with primary students in Newcastle. Students will learn about the values of urban creeks that border their own schools, threats faced by native plants and animals and how to care for creeks. Students will undertake a habitat hike and write a letter to their neighbours, which will outline what the wider community can do to care for their creeks.
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What's On

World Parks Congress 2014

WetlandCare Australia is excited to be working with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat to host a forum for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014’s parallel events. The Congress will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from November 12th to 19th. This international congress will be building on the theme of 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions'. Find out more here!

Habitat Hikes in September

Would you like to meet like-minded neighbours, explore and learn about your local bushland and hear first-hand about the restoration of Ironbark Creek Catchment? WetlandCare Australia invites you to join free habitat hikes and activities in the Ironbark Creek Catchment.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Marks 8 Years of Supporting Wetland Photography

In 2007 the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), then known as the Department of Environment and Climate Change, sponsored the Photography categories in the inaugural WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition. Eight years on they are set to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2015 with more fabulous photography!
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