WWNWorld Wetland Network (WWN)

The World Wetland Network is a global network of Civil Society Groups & NGOs working on wetland conservation. We were set up at Ramsar COP10 in Changwon in 2008, and have been active at every Ramsar COP since then. We help NGOs to maintain contact with each other at and between Ramsar meetings, but also helps with information exchange, sharing of best practice and lobbying on specific wetland issues. 

See our current strategic plan, as adopted in 2019. 

Africa Wetlands Forum 2020

Delegates from across Africa will meet in Tunisia in 2020. The conference will run from 14 to 16 February, and will include a field visit to the Sejoumi wetland. Contact Imen Labidi for more information, including possible travel and subsistence support. For registration documents please see below, and note the deadline for registration is the 30th November.

First African Wetland Forum: concept note; draft programmeregistration form; call for contributions.


Ramsar Conference of Parties, COP13, October 2018, Dubai

We had great influence at COP13: our NGO statement was delivered to the plenary, and we helped shape the closing session by supporting the Youth Engaged in Wetlands group to address the convention. In between we contirbuted to side-events the state of the world's wetlands thanks to citizen science; and the natural flow of water; plus a very popular booth that brought NGOs together, including two dozen new members of the network. 

World Wetlands Survey 2017

Working with the Society of Wetlands Scientists (Ramsar section) and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, we have now delivered the first part of the Global Wetland Survey, with over 600 responses from across the world, identify key issues for wetlands.  A huge thanks to all those that took part! See our survey page for initial details.

Renew your membership now!

We are updating our records at this time, please visit this link to update your information. Or if you work, volunteer or support a wetland NGO but you are not yet a member, please join!