What is ICWRP?

The International Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership (ICWRP) is a way for business, government, and civil society to help protect and restore our world's costal areas, including wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, and other aquatic habitats.

Aquatic habitats contribute billions of dollars to the global economy through tourism, fishing, and other forms of commerce—but are disappearing at an alarming rate. ICWRP responds to the threats these habitats face through the involvement of environmentally responsible companies and conservation partners. More.

Why is the private sector involved?
"Through partnerships, we can promote environmental stewardship, spur economic growth, and encourage social development in order to expand the circle of development."
—John F. Turner, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. More.
Which locations are in need of protection?

ICWRP works in sites around the world that are internationally recognized for their aesthetic, ecological, and scientific value.

Projects are selected and administered with the help of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands or UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. More.




Download a list of potential large-scale project sites.
(.pdf, 518 kb)
Download a list of potential small-scale project sites.
(.pdf, 269 kb)

Press Release:
ICWRP Partnership and Sian
Ka’an Pilot Project Announced in Mexico City

(.pdf, 100 kb)

News Feature:
Environmental News Network
(.pdf, 166 kb)

Press Release:
ICWRP Launch Ceremony at White Water to Blue Water Conference
(.pdf, 133 kb)

Download the ICWRP Brochure:
English, page 1 (2.8 MB)
English, page 2 (1.8 MB)
En Español, página 1 (2.8 MB)
En Español, página 2 (2.0 MB)