The Australian Wetland Network (AWN) is a national network of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) involved in conservation and wise use of wetlands. We reviewed our membership in 2013 and now have 34 members, representing peak organisations and national organisations, regional and local groups involved in advocacy, education and wetland management. The first activity for our new members was to provide input to a consultation process held by the Australian Government to develop a National Wetland Policy.
The Australian Wetland Network is guided by our Strategic Plan 2013-2015. The Strategic Plan can be viewed here.
We hosted a Ramsar Forum at the IUCN World Park Congress on Thursday 6 November 2014 in Sydney. For details click here
For more information on the Australian Wetland Network see the factsheets and news articles below, or contact Louise Duff on 02 49612358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
WetlandCare Australia and partners presented a seminar on Shorebirds of the Hunter Estuary at the Hunter Wetlands Centre to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2016.
Join us for a Shorebird Seminar at Hunter Wetlands Centre on World Wetland Day, Tuesday February 2. It will be a great chance to brush up your knowledge of Shorebird ecology and ID for anyone with an interest in estuary management and shorebird conservation, from the NSW Central Coast to Taree.
This news update is from the 12th Ramsar Conference of Parties (COP12), held on June 1-9, 2015 in Uruguay. The COP brought together 800 government representatives from 168 contracting parties to debate and adopt resolutions. These drive global policy for wetland conservation and wise use going forward.
Uruguay hosted the 12th Ramsar Conference of Parties (COP 12) from June 1-9, 2015. The COP brought together 800 government representatives from 168 contracting parties to debate and adopt resolutions. These resolutions drive global policy for wetland conservation and wise use going forward. Louise Duff, from WetlandCare Australia, attended Ramsar COP12 as a facilitator for the World Wetland Network and her report on the conference is now available.
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.
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.
In 2014 the World Wetland Network (WWN) conducted a survey of WWN’s members and the broader wetland conservation community. The survey overwhelmingly showed that NGOs are committed to Ramsar and want to do more. It also developed recommendations for the Ramsar to consider. The full report is now available.
Help give NGOs a voice at the 12th Ramsar Conference of Parties (COP 12) in Punta del Este, Uruguay 1-9 June 2015. WetlandCare Australia has committed $5000 to send our Hunter Region Manager Louise Duff to Ramsar COP 12. We are appealing for your help to raise $5,000 matching funds to cover Louise’s travel expenses.
On November 12 Australia welcomed heads of state, ministers, heads of International Organizations alongside social entrepreneurs, businesses executives, indigenous leaders, park rangers and renowned conservationists at the IUCN World Parks Congress. The Ramsar Convention took this opportunity to engage with the world’s environmental leaders to work towards its overall mission to reverse the loss of wetlands.
In a few days Australia will welcome heads of state, ministers, heads of International Organizations alongside social entrepreneurs, businesses executives, indigenous leaders, park rangers and renowned conservationists at the IUCN World Parks Congress. The Ramsar Convention will be taking this opportunity to engage with the world’s environmental leaders to work towards its overall mission to reverse the loss of wetlands.
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 at Sydney Olympic Park on November 12th.
WetlandCare Australia, as the Oceania representative organisation for the World Wetland Network, is proud to announce the three Australian winners of the International Wetland Awards. The Wetland Globes were awarded for the first time last week in Nagoya, Japan, at the Convention on Biological Diversity, Conference of the Parties.
The World Wetland Network presents a new set of awards to recognise best practice in
wetland management, and to highlight wetlands in crisis.
World Wetland Network have today released their statement from the World NGO Meeting for Biodiversity and Wetland Conservation, at the Convention on Biological Diversity, Conference of the Parties 10, 2010, Nagoya Japan.