WWN Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2022 to 2025

In February 2023 our committee adopted the current Strategic Plan after a consultation process that spread out from the committee to the regional and sub-regional representatives. The timescale is tied to the Ramsar COP cycle of three years.

Summary of strategic plan to 2025

The World Wetland Network (WWN) has two main goals: supporting local people to get better protection for their wetlands, and improving collaboration with government for wetlands conservation. The 2022-2025 strategic plan will guide WWN to Ramsar’s 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in 2025, where our work will inform the Ramsar Conventions’ reports, decisions, and requests to member governments.

At Ramsar COP15, we will represent civil society, and support youth engagement. We will advocate for the natural flow of rivers, and participatory science, with the third iteration of our survey on the state of the world’s wetlands. 

  • Facilitate effective civil society participation at COP15
  • Influence and create resolutions including to support the natural flow of water for wetlands.
  • Conduct a citizen science wetland survey in 2024 and present the results at COP15 in 2025
  • Support the Youth Engaged in Wetlands group to participate in Ramsar COP15

  • Provide support, information and ideas on the wetland conservation challenges you face
  • Represent members and your wetlands at COP15
  • Report on the status of your wetlands via WWN’s citizen science tool
  • Offer guidance from our committee of experts
  • Inform members of the latest in wetland news with two bulletins a year

We are a global network of 150+ local non-governmental or civil society organisations working to conserve wetlands. By joining forces under the World Wetland Network we can amplify our local voices to influence government policy on a global scale.

WWN is supported by a committee of NGO representatives who meet regularly. We share information across the membership by email, social media, and website, so please get in touch!

Previous strategic plans

2019 to 2022 English Français Español 中文版

2016 to 2018 English Español