Events and Conferences

Planning a Wetland Event?

We want to see as many wetland events being run across the country as possible, getting people into these uniquely beautiful environments. If you have an idea for a wetland event, then check out our guide to running a wetland event, prepared by us for the Department of Conservation.

You’ll find lots of useful tips for planning your event and some great activity ideas. It includes the ready-made Target 40 and Classic Challenge events, developed in 2011 to recognise the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention.


Every two years, the National Wetland Trust organises a symposia to facilitate sharing and learning about wetland restoration. Find out more here

Running an event

If you are going to run an event let us know and we will promote it here and in our newsletter. You can also load your event on our Facebook page.

Bookmark our website for updates on future NWT World Wetlands Day events.

Check out some recent and upcoming events


World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is held on February 2nd annually to celebrate the 1971 adoption of the International Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian City of

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Rotopiko Bioblitz 2018

Join our Bioblitz on Saturday 17 February 2018 to celebrate World Wetlands Day. A group of scientists will be on hand to collect and display

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Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day

Event Date: 27 January 2018 Join us at Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day. Enjoy the amazing biodiversity of Kai Iwi dune lakes through fun activities everyone can

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