Wetlands International Oceania works in the Pacific Islands to promote the strong interrelationships between wetlands, and human health and food security.
In our work we bring health and environment sectors – such as development organisations and government ministries - together for joint planning and implementation in order to help reconcile their food security and biodiversity conservation objectives.
Research on ecological integrity vs. human health & food security
Applied research is producing case studies on the interrelationships between ecological integrity and human health in selected major wetland types of the Pacific Islands region. We do this by answering key questions on these relationships.
Working with the government, development agencies
We establish an ongoing dialogue within and between health and development agencies on the interrelationships between the ecological integrity of wetlands and human health.