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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Watershed partnership launched in Mali

The Watershed strategic partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Netherlands-based organisations Akvo, IRC, Simavi and Wetlands International launched at an event in Mali. Water quality is key to human and ecosystem health. There is an urgent need to step up research, monitoring and assessment of water quality in Mali. Watershed will build the capacity of civil society to advocate for an ecosystem-based approac... Read more