WWT seeks to achieve change in all of the countries of the UK, on some of the world’s great waterbird flyways, and in a selection of lower income – high biodiversity tropical countries. In running projects in these places, we also learn lessons that we believe can be of value to the global conservation community. Further, some wetland conservation issues are truly global in nature and can only be tackled in global forums.
We therefore work with Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) and other global networks to promote the conservation solutions that we have developed, and to deal with global issues. We focus in particular on the experience we have acquired in running Wetland Centres that deliver Communications, Education and Public Awareness programmes, in delivering integrated conservation and development overseas, and in promoting a ‘One Health’ approach to wetland management.
We work in particular with the Ramsar Convention, where we are one of six International Organisation Partners, and with the Convention on Migratory Species, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement and the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership.