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What Are Wetlands?

Wetlands occur where water meets land. They include mangroves, peatlands and marshes, rivers and lakes, deltas, floodplains and flooded forests, rice-fields, and even coral reefs. Wetlands exist in every country and in every climatic zone, from the polar regions to the tropics, and from high altitudes to dry regions. Read more...

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Healthy Wetland Nature

Wetlands teem with life, supporting a diverse range of plant and animal species. For several rare and endangered ones, these are indeed the last refuge.

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 […]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), co-authored by Wetlands International, emphasises the enormous economic value of wetlands.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands: A Contribution to CBD COP11

The draft report “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands” was released as a contribution to the 11th meeting of the Conference […]

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands: A contribution to Rio +20 (Briefing Note)

This TEEB for Water and Wetlands Brief introduces the new initiative, presents initial ideas on the benefits and questions to be explored over the coming months.

Biorights in Theory and Practice: A financing mechanism for linking poverty alleviation and environmental conservation

Bio-rights is an innovative financing mechanism for reconciling poverty alleviation and environmental conservation. By providing micro-credits for sustainable development, the approach enables local communities to […]

Integration of High Altitude Wetlands into River Basin Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Capacity Building Needs Assessment for Policy and Technical Support

This is a policy review and capacity building needs assessment for integration of High Altitude Wetlands into River Basin Management in Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. The […]

A Manual for an Inventory of Asian Wetlands

This publication has been produced with financial support from the Ministry of the Environment (Japan) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) under the Conservation and […]