About The World Wetland Network


The World Wetland Network is a global network with more than 145 NGO and CSO members representing over 525,000 individuals from every region of the world. WWN was established at Ramsar COP10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea in 2008. The network is recognised in several of the Ramsar Convention’s resolutions.

Our purpose is to raise the profile of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) helping to achieve the Ramsar Convention’s objectives.  WWN supports smaller NGOs to arrive at Ramsar COPs (Conferences of the Parties) well prepared for the meeting; to maintain contact during the COP; and to participate effectively.

We give local communities a voice in setting international policy for wetland conservation. Between COPs we maintain contact, helping with information exchange, sharing of best practice and advocacy on wetland issues. 

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Key Documents 

Our work is guided by these key documents

·          About WWN

·          WWN Terms of Reference

·          WWN Strategic Plan 2016-2020 – English

·          WWN Strategic Plan 2016-20 Espanol 

Meet our team 

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WWN is led by the Chair Louise Duff, Deputy Chair Chris Rostron, and a management committee with Regional Representatives from each of the world’s major regions. The committee is supported by Sub-Regional Representatives for various countries. Together we have a wealth of experience to better engage NGOs and CSOs in wetland conservation.

You can find the names and contact details of our Executive, Regional Representatives and Sub-Regional Representatives here.

To find out more about WWN Representatives' professional expertise click here.

Join us!

If you are an NGO delivering wetland conservation work, then you should join!  To join the WWN please the fill in the membership form online

If you have any resources, comments or news then please send them to the WWN Committee.