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.

Choose a topic of your interest on the block menu above the banner for more information on wetlands and Wetlands International, our office, our work including our clickable map with projects, news and publications.

Feel free to contact us if you need further information.


New Draft Regulatory Framework for Wetlands: Ministry of Environment and Forests solicits commentsThe Ministry of Environment and Forests , Government of India has prop...http://south-asia.wetlands.org/News/tabid/635/ctl/ArticleView/mid/7459/articleId/1860/New-Draft-Regulatory-Framework-for-Wetlands-Ministry-of-Environment-and-Forests-solicits-comments.aspxTraining on climate change adaptationWetlands International South Asia and the Chilika Development Authorit...http://south-asia.wetlands.org/News/tabid/635/ctl/ArticleView/mid/7459/articleId/2372/Training-on-climate-change-adaptation.aspx

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...
For more publications go to LIBRARY.

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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