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Wetlands International is the only global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. We are deeply concerned about the loss and deterioration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers. Our vision is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.

Wetlands International Eastern Africa is dedicated to maintaining and restoring wetlands – for their environmental values and the services they provide to people. We work through a network of offices, partners and experts to achieve our goals. Most of our work is financed on a project basis by governments, development partners and private donors. We are also supported by government and NGO membership.

A network organisation—working locally and globally

Our head office is based in the Netherlands and our regional office in Kenya.

We have a network of offices around Africa with the independent entities sharing the similar approach. We work at the field level to develop and mobilise knowledge, and use the practical experience to advocate for better policies.

Our Core Values

We maintain the following core values:

  • Our work is globally relevant
  • Our work is based on sound science
  • We work through partnerships and with a wide range of sectors
  • We respect traditional values and knowledge
  • We respect human rights and aim to contribute to gender equality
  • We work in a transparent and accountable way