Conference ReportThe 18th Annual WA Wetlands Conference 2022

The long-running and well-known conference was revamped this year to widen its scope, outreach and inclusivity.

The WA Wetlands Conference, “Cultural Wisdom & Scientific Innovation for our Wetlands” was held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of February at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn. As one of Australia’s largest and most influential conferences in wetland science, management, and research, the annual event celebrated World Wetlands Day and focused on the theme of wetlands restoration. This year’s conference followed the Ramsar theme, “Wetlands Restoration: Revive and restore degraded wetlands,” which highlighted the importance of restoring degraded wetlands to revive their vital ecological services.

Through this conference, participants engaged in fruitful dialogue about the importance of wetlands and the need for continued efforts towards their protection and conservation. The conference provided an opportunity for scientists, managers, elders, community and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to come together and share knowledge, ideas, and experiences to help guide future efforts to protect and restore these vital ecosystems.

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