Archive For 'June, 2017'

Asian Wetland Symposium

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:36 PM

The Asian Wetland Symposium is held every two years, to bring together wetland scientists and practitioners from across the Asia Region.  The AWS commitee is working to prepare for their conference which will take place from the 4th to the 10th of November this year.  There are opportunities to submit abstracts for presentations or posters to showcase your wetland-related initiatives (or any of the other relevant themes listed on their website), and we would encourage you to put together your suggestions if you would like to give a talk or submit a poster.  See the details here:, the deadline is Monday the 26th of June.

Meet the WWN Committee

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 3:04 PM


World Wetland Network is administered by a Regional Management Committee of volunteers representing each region of the world. Regular committee members include:

Louise Duff (Chair, Oceania): 

Chris Rostron (Deputy Chair, Europe):

Tim Grunewald and Claire Mirande (North America):

Minoru Kashigawi (Asia):

Felipe Velasco (Latin America):

Maximin Djondo (West Africa SRR):

Photo caption: WWN Committee Members Minoru Kashiwagi (back row, first on left), Louise Duff (back row, 3rd from right) and Chris Rostron (front row, far right) at a meeting with Ramsar Network Japan and the Korean Wetlands NGO Network

Louise Duff, Chair, works for Conservation Volunteers Australia, in the role of Program Manager, Wetlands Catchments and Coasts. She manages a program called Revive Our Wetlands, engaging communities to conserve wetlands and their catchments for nature and people. Louise and Minoru Kashiwagi, our Asia Representative, played a key role coordinating NGO involvement in Ramsar COP 12 in Uruguay.

Chris Rostron, Vice Chair, is the Head of Wetland Link International working at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Wetland Link International (WLI) is a support network for wetland education centres that deliver engagement activities on site. WLI has 350 members over 6 continents.

Chris and Louise are passionate about wetland conservation, and the important role community organisations play at the grass roots level to engage local people in wetland education and management.  We also have a network of Sub-regional Representatives who support WWN. Next bulletin we will introduce the members of our Regional Management Committee.

Join us!

If you would like to be a Sub-Regional Representative, contact Louise Duff ( or Chris Rostron ( for details. 


WWN has a web site, Facebook Page, Twitter Account and this new quarterly bulletin. To share your story with fellow members send a brief email and link to your own web site or Facebook account to Louise Duff, Chris Rostron or your regional representative.

WWN welcomes new members

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2:44 PM


Thank you for registering as a member of the World Wetland Network (WWN).

World Wetland Network aims to give Non-Government Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and community groups a voice in wetland conservation and implementation of the Ramsar Convention.  Following a review of our membership we now have 130 member organisations representing more than 380,000 individuals.

Our members represent every region of the world:


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Latin America


Middle East


North America






Get involved!

New members are always welcome. If you know of any NGOs, CSOs or community groups active in wetland conservation please you are invited to send them this link to our membership registration survey.

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