Wetlands are habitats characterized by the presence of water, either permanently or seasonally. Wetlands can be freshwater, saltwater, or brackish, and they are found in various parts of the world. Wetlands are considered among the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems and play a key role in flood management other than being a valuable source of fresh water and oxygen for all life.
Wetland habitat

Why is it so important to protect and restore our wetlands?

One of the key functions of wetlands is their role as natural filters. Wetlands act as sponges, trapping sediments and pollutants from water runoff helping purify and maintain the health of freshwater systems. Wetlands also play a crucial role in flood regulation. They function as natural buffers against floods by absorbing and storing excess water during periods of heavy rainfall or storms. This capacity to retain and slowly release water helps prevent downstream flooding, protects nearby communities, and reduces the severity of flood events. These habitats also provide valuable resources supporting fishing and agriculture, and offer opportunities for recreational activities such as birdwatching, boating, and nature tourism, attracting visitors from around the world and contributing to local economies.

Marshes are types of wetland habitats


of the world is covered by wetlands


of the world's terrestrial carbon stocks are held by wetlands


of the world's species live and breed in wetlands


bird species depend on wetlands for their survival


of wetland areas have been lost between 1970 and 2015

How can we best support our wetlands?

Land acquisition and protection

By acquiring and preserving key land areas, we can create protected areas, wildlife corridors, and nature reserves that provide essential habitats for endangered species and contribute to the overall health of ecosystems.

Protecting/planting mangroves

Mangroves are nature’s guardians of the coastal habitat. They provide essential habitat for marine life, protect shorelines from erosion, and sequester significant amounts of carbon.


Protecting/restoring keystone species

The protection and restoration of keystone species are vital for the well-being of habitats. By ensuring their survival, we contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, promote ecological stability, and support the interconnected web of life.

Feel like strengthening our wetlands together with us?

Support one of our projects.