Welcome to the site of Wetlands International South-Asia

Welcome to the website of the South Asia Programme of Wetlands International, the only global NGO dedicated to sustaining and restoring wetlands. This is the subsite for the South-Asia region (India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan) of the global site www.wetlands.org. This sub-site is maintained by our office in New Delhi, India.

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Management Planning Framework of Chilika released by Chief Minister, Government of Odisha

Mr. Naveen Patnaik released the management planning framework for Lake Chilika in a special event held on October 20, 2012 at Bhubaneswar in the prese...

Integration of water and wetlands underpin success in achieving Aichi Targets

The participants of a side event on ‘Water, Wetlands and Aichi Targets, organized by Wetlands International – South Asia concluded that the success of...

Our Publications

Recommendations pre-zero-draft post-2015 framework on DRR A set of recommendations for inclusion in the post-2015 Framework for disaster reduction (HFAII), summarised in this briefing, to ensure that the role of ecosystems, and in particular wetlands and water, are adequately addressed.  Read more...
Wetland management planning – a methodology manual for managers The wetland management planning manual provides a stepwise approach to formulate an integrated management plan. Compiled based on existing guidelines and best practices, this manual caters to the need of Indian wetland managers. This document is essentially a work in progress, and will be updated with more information soon.   more..  Read more...
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Our Latest Projects

Building resilience to disasters in the Mahanadi delta and Kosi-Gandak floodplains, India

In the Mahanadi River delta and Kosi-Gandak floodplains we restore wetlands and improve water management to reduce the risk of disasters. With our partners we enhance the ability of vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change and create more secure and sustainable livelihoods. This provides a safer environment from floods and improves the capacity of these communities to bounce back if they do occur.

Waterbird Population Estimates Database

The Waterbird Population Estimates (WPE) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide. This project has been developed by Wetlands International with the support of Environment Canada and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Visit the Waterbird Population Estimates Database

Ramsar Conference, Bucharest

The Ramsar Conference (6 - 13 July 2012 in Bucharest, Romania) offered an opportunity to strengthen and extend the reach of the Convention to achieve improved wetland conservation and management. We attended the conference with a team of experts from our global network and engaged Contracting Parties and partners to achieve these objectives. 


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