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

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2017 in Townsville

February 16, 2017

Local students and environmental volunteers were given an insight into the importance of wetlands in mitigating disasters and their role in a healthy Great Barrier Reef on World Wetlands Day this year. Twenty Year 12 science students from Ayr High School and 23 Townsville environmental volunteers participated in a field trip to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Great Barrier Reef Aquarium (Reef HQ), hosted by the Lower Burdekin Wetland Committee.

Sugar Cane Growers Restoring Wetlands in the Burdekin

October 18, 2016

Why are healthy wetlands good for cane farmers? In this short video 5th generation Burdekin cane farmer Vince Papale talks about the benefits of healthy wetlands on his cane farm.

NGO Networks for Wetland Conservation

October 11, 2016

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.
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What's On

Autumn Wetland Walkabout in Belmont

Come along to learn and discover the amazing habitats, wildflowers, birds, wetlands and conservation activities at Belmont Wetlands State Park on Saturday March 25 from 9 to 11am.

University of Newcastle Landcare Day

The University of Newcastle (UON) Landcare group, Tom Farrell Institute and Conservation Volunteers Australia are hosting a UON Landcare campus day meeting on Thursday 23rd March 10am-12pm. Community members and volunteers of all ages and experience are invited to attend.

Future Farming on the Floodplain

Would you like to use drone technology to manage your floodplain farm? Are you interested in fencing without materials? If so, come to a field day run by Conservation Volunteers Australia and North Coast Local Land Services, in partnership with Lismore City Council.
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WetlandCare Australia Supporters

NSW Environmental TrustDigital Evolution, Global Paddler and Society for Ecological Restoration.

WetlandCare Australia thanks you for your continued support.