Wetlands are areas of land covered or saturated with water and are home to many animals and plants.
Importance of wetlands
Protection of wetlands
Plants and animals in wetlands
Discover a wide range of plants and animals that are dependent on wetlands to survive and the main threats to their habitats.
About the Ramsar Convention
Some wetlands are protected by what’s known as the Ramsar Convention. Its full name is the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. It aims to promote and protect wetlands throughout the world. Today, it recognises and protects more than 192 million hectares of wetlands.
Coastal and estuaries management
Learn how the NSW Government supports local councils and communities to help manage our coasts and estuaries.