You can help us redeem more wetlands. With your support, more wetlands will spring back to life and support dependent communities, enrich biodiversity, and ensure proper access to water for all.


Saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally, wetlands are land areas that provide crucial social, economic, and environmental services. From controlling floods to generating livelihoods, wetlands are integral to our shared healthy future.

India has over 7,57,060 wetlands spanning across 15.26 Mha in area. However, nearly two of every five wetlands in India have lost their natural existence in the last 30 years while 40% of water bodies have lost quality for the survival of the aquatic animals.We are losing vast spans of wetlands to many threats, but your support can give them the gift of a second chance.

WWF-India has been working to conserve and rejuvenate wetlands and change the conditions that cause wetland loss. With every wetland rejuvenated, we recharge groundwater, mitigate climate change and enrich the region's biodiversity.

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People living along the wetlands, government departments, corporate houses, schools and universities, and many others who realise their stakes and role in wetland rejuvenation are identified as agents of change. Wetland Mitras receive adequate training on wetland rejuvenation and contribute to its recovery.

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The water school programme is a unique educational programme for children from classes 6 to 8. With a focus on access to safe water, sanitation, and water education, the programme helps children explore their relationship with water. More than 25,000 from 237 schools and 252 teachers from 4 states have been trained through the programme.


In the Doddaballapura Taluk of Bangalore rural district in Karnataka is the Bashettihali Wetland, remaining dry for over 20 years until the wetland rejuvenation project identified it.

Built to supply irrigation and drinking water, the wetland degraded due to siltation and catchment area degradation.

The project's primary focus was to restore the hydrological connectivity between the Bashettihalli wetland and the cascade wetlands upstream of it. Through desilting, deweeding, plantation and outreach programmes, the rejuvenation plan of Bashettihalli wetland progressed. After project implementation, monsoons brought water to Bashettihalli for the first time in twenty years.