We received good news from Jane Madgwick, the Chair of Wetlands International Europe. On the 9th of January, the Board members of the organisation validated our application to join the international family of NGOs working on the conservation and restoration of Europe's wetlands!
“We believe that your experience in peatlands advocacy and conservation, your work on voluntary carbon markets, and your connections to the Baltic region will bring substantial added value to our network and our Peatlands programme. <…> having already started working together, we look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation in the coming years”, states the document sent by the Chair of the organisation.
Wetlands International Europe was founded in 2013 by seven organisations from Spain, Poland, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, followed by Italy, and now Lithuania. Currently, Wetlands International Europe brings together 11 organisations from 7 countries in the Old Continent.
Wetlands International Europe is part of the global Wetlands International network. It is a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands, reminding the public of the environmental value of wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide to people. The organisation raises awareness about wetland ecosystems and advocates for the sustainable use of wetlands for people and nature, in particular by linking science, policy and practice. It provides knowledge and skills to global wetland conservation, connects local initiatives in many countries to bring about global change, supports the communities whose livelihood depend on wetlands, as well as works to bring about positive change that contributes to the harmony between human and nature.
Wetlands International Europe brings together non-governmental organisations working to educate the public about wetland ecosystems, promote sustainable use of wetlands in a way that is good for people and nature, and combine science, law, and practice for a common purpose. Wetlands are the source of water that supports all forms of life. Despite any efforts to promote the importance of wetlands, loss and damage to wetlands and their biodiversity continues. The vision of the organization is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.
We are delighted having a real opportunity to contribute to the implementation of this vision both locally and globally.