Regional Platform for Africa’s Mangrove Conservation Established

Mangroves are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems on earth and have a significant ecological, economic and socio-cultural role in the lives of coastal […]


Collaborative Partnership to Restore Lamu’s Degraded Mangroves

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS), together with the community, Wetlands International and other partners, has launched a campaign to restore degraded mangrove areas in the […]


Ecological Mangrove Restoration: Paradigm Shift for Kenya’s Coastal Communities

Globally, mangrove forests have been exploited, degraded and destroyed mainly by human activity like cutting for timber, fuel and charcoal, for land development near the […]


Grist to the Mill for Peacebuilding? Water, Peace and Security in Mali and Kenya

Water plays an important role for peace and stability of the African continent. In addition to the conservation of wetlands, interventions around the preservation of […]


Mangrove Restoration: To Plant or Not to Plant?

Active planting of mangroves has been popular in the past decade. However, a majority of these efforts are not successful. There is a better approach […]


Seeking Wetlands Landscape Vision through Mutual Gains Approach

Globally, wetlands are vital for human livelihoods and nature. These landscapes that provide critical ecosystem services – which far exceed terrestrial ones – lie at […]


World Wetlands Day: Joining Hands to Save Lamu’s Mangroves

Coastal wetlands are facing unprecedented levels of degradation, heightened by climate change effects, rising human population and high poverty levels. On Africa’s East Coast, the […]


Remembering Leulseged Yirgu: Nature Lover, Colleague, Friend, Brother

  While we mourn the loss of a dear colleague and friend, we also pay tribute and celebrate a life well-lived. A life committed to […]


Leaving No One Behind: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

With droughts and flooding becoming more severe and frequent in parts of Africa because of climate change, the need for social inclusion in water resources […]


Source to Sea: Ambitious Collaborative Partnership to Safeguard and Restore Eastern Africa’s Wetlands

Wetlands International in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is bringing together stakeholders from Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania on an ambitious initiative […]