International Waterbird Census

How do you know if a wetland is healthy? How do you know if a wetland is under threat? And how do you take appropriate action to avert that threat? Monitoring - long-term, repeated data collection - is the foundation for managing and understanding wetlands and the lives they support. We coordinate one of the largest and longest running monitoring programmes in the world, the International Waterbird Census.


Meet Our Team

We have a team of 5 people. Our global office is based in the Netherlands. All of our offices contribute to develop and implement our global Strategy and work to achieve its global targets. This is our team in the Malaysia and Brunei office....Read more


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We are a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the […]


Wetland values, status and trends

People around the world value wetlands for many reasons: as a source of water, grazing for animals, fish for food, as well as other materials or simply as a place to relax and enjoy nature. By monitoring the status of wetlands and their species, we ensure that these values are safeguarded and restored – for humans and nature alike.

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Give to Wetlands International Malaysia and help safeguard and restore wetlands – the source of water that supports life on earth. Your financial support will help Wetlands […]


What Are Wetlands?

Wetlands occur where water meets land. They include mangroves, peatlands and marshes, rivers and lakes, deltas, floodplains and flooded forests, rice-fields, and even coral reefs. Wetlands exist in every country and in every climatic zone, from the polar regions to the tropics, and from high altitudes to dry regions. Read more...



Wetlands are home to a rich abundance of animal and plant life. From mangrove forests filled with estuarine crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, mudskippers, to peatlands of orangutan and dragonflies or lakes of numerous birds and fish species. Wetland habitats play a significant role in the life cycle of many different lifeforms and communities.


Healthy Wetland Nature

Wetlands cover a wide area in Malaysia and they include mangrove forests, peatlands, lakes and rivers. They have a rich biodiversity and provide a variety of ecological services. They are important sequesters of carbon.

National Conference on Local Agenda 21 (Lance, 2015)

Kementerian Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT), Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government through Malaysian Environmental NGO (MENGO) had invited Wetlands International […]