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About Us

Wetlands International Philippines is part of the global network of national organizations that is dedicated to protecting and restoring wetlands for their environmental value as well as for the services they provide to people.  It is the only global not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.

In the Philippines, Wetlands International Philippines is registered a non-governmental organization with the Security and Exchange Commission as Latian Internasyonal Pilipinas IncLatian is a Filipino word that means swamps or water-logged area.

Our goal is to have Healthy Wetlands, Resilient Communities, and Reduced Climate Risks. We demonstrate and advocate for the sustainable use of wetlands and nature-based solutions in addressing environmental issues.

Our Vision

A world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.

Our Mission

To inspire and mobilize society to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature.

Our Strategy

The Strategic Intent (2020-2030) sets out how we work as an organization and the targets we have set for ourselves for the coming years.

Our History

Wetlands International Philippines started operating in the Philippines in December 2016 under a hosting agreement between Wetlands International and the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines). We implemented the Partners for Resilience Project 2016-2020: Integrated Risk Management followed Building with Nature Asia – Philippines: nature-based solution to flooding (2020-2021) and to Plant or Not to Plant (mangroves) Project (2021 to date). 

After six years, we became a non-government organization (NGO) registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Latian Internasyonal Pilipinas Inc. in 2022. We continue to work with the global network of Wetlands International as well as experts, fellow NGOs, government, and community groups in the Philippines.