World Wetland Network

  • Chris Rostron
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The World Wetland Network (WWN) acts as a support network for relatively small NGOs engaged in wetland conservation. This may not be their main activity, but broadens involvement of NGOs or CSOs (civil society groups) that recognize the importance of wetlands not only for biodiversity, but also for human and economic well-being. WWN aims to bridge the gap between multilateral environmental agreements and the NGOs that deliver wetland work at ground level. Although the Ramsar International Organization Partners (WWF, IUCN, BirdLife International, Wetlands International, IMWI, and WWT) are already an integral part of the Ramsar structure, they represent a distinct international focus. WWN works to ensure that the interests of smaller NGOs are better integrated, raising their profile as significant deliverers of wetland conservation on the ground.


Capacity building Civil society Network Nongovernmental organization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)SlimbridgeUK

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