Participatory action research

Wetland Action works with communities, NGOs and government agencies to address the needs they identify in relation to the sustainable use of wetlands and related natural resources. The aim is to work with all types of stakeholders, through the process from problem identification to the implementation of solutions. In all cases, activities should build upon existing local knowledge acquired over generations.

By using a participatory approach, the findings of research and the development of solutions for specific problems, relate directly to the needs and capacity of the specific stakeholders. Enhancing local capacity to develop wetland management strategies without a dependence on external inputs, is also an essential prerequisite to long-term wetland sustainability.