Areal view of a wetland with elephants walking through it

Wetland conservation and management

  • Wetlands
  • Wetland Conservation
  • Wetland Management

Civil society organisations need to support wetland conservation and management to ensure the provision of wetland ecosystem services which contribute to maintaining water quality and quantity,  support livelihoods and wellbeing, and mitigate the impacts of floods and climate change

Need characteristics

Societal challenges
  • Ecosystem Management
Protect, manage and restore wildlife and ecosystems to increase biodiversity and ensure the production of ecosystem services
Sub themes
Protect wetlands in order to increase biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services
Stakeholder group
  • Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
  • Wetland protection
  • Impact of drought on wetland hydrology
  • Increased water withdrawal from wetlands
  • Lack of awareness of wetland and ecoystem services
  • Loss of wetland and ecoystem services
  • Poor wetland management
  • Increase awareness of wetland of ecosystem services
  • Increased capacity for wetland management and conservation
Simplified climate and water scenarios
  • Dryer
  • Sea-level rise
  • Wetter
  • Wetter & Dryer