World Wetland Network is a global network of Civil Society Groups & NGOs working on wetland conservation. They help NGOs to maintain contact with each other at and between Ramsar meetings, and with information exchange, sharing of best practice and lobbying on specific wetland issues. The National Wetland Trust is the WWN representative for New Zealand.
Wetland Link International (WLI) is a global network for wetland centres delivering education, communication and participation work. WLI provides support through sharing best practice, resources and uptodate information via its website and regular updates. It’s free to join to any wetland centre whether big or small.
The International Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists organizes symposia on international topics for annual SWS meetings, and strives to strengthen ties between SWS and other international wetland organizations.
Plants and animals
NatureWatch NZ is a one-stop shop for natural history recording and monitoring. Post your wetland flora and fauna sightings here, or find out what has been spotted in a wetland near you.
The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network has photos and descriptions of New Zealand’s native and introduced plants.
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. The site contains descriptions and control methods for invasive plants and animals.
Guide to running a wetland event prepared by the NWT for the Department of Conservation (DoC) has tips on planning your event, along with activity ideas.
Wet feet is a curriculum linked teaching resource for fresh water, wetlands, dune lakes, streams and rivers.
Waihola Waipori Wetlands is an environmental education resource kit for use in the Sinclair Wetlands (Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau)
Marine Watch Estuary Survey developing knowledge about the marine environment through observation, experience, surveying and monitoring
Harbours, bays and estuaries teaching resource here you can learn about cockles, snapper and whitebait (galaxiids), just some of the fascinating fish and shellfish that depend on New Zealand’s estuaries
Up the creek is a teaching resource: join Dion, Rick, and Ani on a trip up the creek to learn how fresh water supports life.
Wetlands for Education in the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservancy, here students can discover the different types of wetlands including bogs, pakihis, swamps, lakes, rivers, lagoons and estuaries. It is not site-specific but does focus on West Coast wetlands.