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

Protecting and enhancing critical wetlands in the Nambucca Estuary

August 21, 2015

WetlandCare Australia has recently been awarded an NSW Environmental Trust Grant to work with landholders in the Nambucca Estuary catchment. This project will focus on enhancing and protecting EEC wetland habitats across key sites in the lower Nambucca River Catchment.

Rounding Up Wild Cattle at Hexam

August 21, 2015

It was action stations on August 10 at our 20 Million Trees project site at Hunter Water Corporation’s Shortland Wastewater Treatment Works. A large scale tree planting got underway, and local wild cattle were rounded up.

WetlandCare Australia Merges With Conservation Volunteers Australia

August 07, 2015

WetlandCare Australia is pleased to announce that we have merged with Conservation Volunteers Australia, providing new opportunities for our two organisations to conserve, restore and protect wetlands, catchments and coasts across Australia, while inspiring people to take action. Our combined resources and capabilities enable us to tackle projects across the country of national scale and significance including: Catchment restoration to improve water quality along the Great Barrier Reef; Planning and restoration of wetlands of international significance; Wetlands, Catchments and Coasts conservation initiatives and Threatened species. Ian Walker, Director of Conservation, Conservation Volunteers Australia and WetlandCare Australia, welcomes the merger in an open letter. .
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What's On

Celebrating 7000 Trees

WetlandCare Australia is celebrating completion of planting 7000 trees at Shortland Waste Water Treatment Works on Friday 28 August 2015. The trees have been planted by community volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia as part of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees National Landcare Programme.

Planning for the Future of Tootgarook Wetland, Victoria

Mornington Peninsula Shire is currently developing the Tootgarook Wetland Management Plan, in partnership with WetlandCare Australia, to identify and carry out actions with Government, Community and Landholders to protect, enhance and restore the wetland and its catchment. Your input is welcomed and will help establish a common set of objectives for the long term management of the Tootgarook Wetland.

Wetland Carers Network Forum

South East Wetland Carers Network Forum will be held on the 31st of July, 2015, at the Moruya Golf Club. There will be expert presenters from wetland related fields, including Geoff Sainty (Sainty and Associates), Kerry-lee Rogers (University of Wollongong), Paul Martin (Eurobodalla Shire Council) and more!
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WetlandCare Australia Supporters

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WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.