The World Wetland Network or WWN is a global network of more than 145 NGO and CSO members representing over 525,000 people from all regions of the world. WWN was established at Ramsar COP10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea, in 2008. The network is recognised in several resolutions of the Ramsar Convention.
An aim of WWN is to raise the visibility of civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help them achieve the objectives of the Ramsar Convention. It helps small NGOs to prepare well for Ramsar COPs (Conferences of the Parties), to maintain contact during the COP, and to participate effectively.
It gives local communities a voice in shaping international policy for wetland conservation. With the COPs, WWN maintain contact, helping to exchange information, share best practice and advocate for wetlands.
Regional contact: Asia, contact Kashiwagi, Minoru Japan Ramsar Network, Japan