Wetlands International has currently around 150 members of staff, stationed at our headquarters, 12 national and regional offices and several project offices all over the world. Our network of approximately 1000 specialists advise [ link to main site page], and help us on different issues. Around 15.000 volunteers help us by providing data through monitoring and counting millions of waterbirds.
The Oceania branche operates in Australia and the Pacific Islands from offices in Canberra and Brisbane (Australia) and Suva (Fiji).
From these offices in Oceania, Wetlands International works towards wetland conservation outcomes in 10 countries within the region and several neighbouring countries in Asia. Within the Oceania region, Wetlands International has conducted activities in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in eight Pacific Island countries. In the Pacific, effort has been concentrated in Melanesia, especially Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Staff based in Australia have also worked in Flyway countries such as China, Thailand and Malaysia, providing support to local offices of Wetlands International. In all countries, Wetlands International operates cooperatively with national conservation agencies, non-government organisations and wetland managers/owners. The scope of work undertaken is broad and falls under the four global goals of Wetlands International. Refer to the separate menu items for details. [hier linken plaatsen, of juist dit allemaal weg]
This office was hosted by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) from 1995 to 2006, but recently relocated to commercial premises within walking distance of DEH. Wetlands International works closely with the Australian Government on implementation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, migratory shorebirds and other strategic wetland conservation initiatives. At present this office accommodates two staff and they work on projects mainly in Australia and the Flyway countries of East Asia.
Doug Watkins - Manager / Canberra Office
Warren Lee Long - Senior Program Officer / Canberra Office
This office has been hosted by the Queensland State Government's Environmental Protection Agency since 2000. Wetlands International supports the Queensland Government by providing technical advice on wetlands and their biodiversity and collaborates on relevant projects. At present this office accommodates one staff member, working on projects mainly in Australia and providing some support to Pacific Island projects.
Roger Jaensch - Senior Program Officer / Brisbane Office
This office has been hosted by the University of the South Pacific (Marine Studies Programme) for several years. Wetlands International supports the University in contributing to post-graduate training on wetlands and their biodiversity and assists the Government of Fiji by providing technical advice on wetlands, their biodiversity and implementation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. At present this office accommodates one staff member, working on projects mainly in the Melanesia sub-region (Pacific Islands), especially Fiji and Papua New Guinea.