What we do

We restore and preserve mangrove forests that provide coastal protection, livelihoods and climate benefits.

We fight the reduction of water flows by dams, irritation and climate change to ensure the annual flooding of the Inner Niger Delta.

 

We protect the West African Manatee by providing alternative livelihoods for hunters, by removing migration blockades and advocate new laws and policies.

We monitor migratory waterbird populations and use this knowledge to protect key wetland sites along the African-Eurasian Flyway.

We build the resilience of communities by reducing risks of disasters and prepare these communities for when disasters happen.

 

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Why West Africa's Manatee deserves top CMS and CITES protection

The African Manatee is a member of the Trichechidae; a sirenian, mermaid-like sea cow that can grow up to 3 meters and weigh 500 kilograms. Wetlands International is calling for tougher protection measures to ensure the survival of this endangered species.

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Saving Ethiopia’s Lake Abijatta – by showing its value for people and nature

Wetlands International and the Rift Valley Lakes Basin Authority recently organised a three-day workshop themed The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: a knowledge agenda for the Water Allocation Plan (WAP) for Ziway-Shalla sub basin in Hawassa, Ethiopia.  Read more