Star Wetland Centre Award with WLI

The Star Wetland Centre Award is a scheme to celebrate the best of WLI.

When you see the Star Wetland Centre plaque outside a wetland visitor centre, you know the staff and volunteers there work hard to educate and inform people about the greatness of wetlands.

We started planning the Star awards in 2021, when after 30 years of cooperation, we wanted to show the world what makes a great wetland education centre.
In 2022 we awarded the first tranche, and in 2024 we are opening the applications window again from 5 April to 15 July 2024.
We hope to have an award ceremony at the Wetlands COP in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in 2025.


  • Recognition of your good work at international level
  • Raise the profile of your wetland centre to the government, partners and funders
  • Giving the staff and volunteers of your wetland centre a sense of pride, encouragement and achievement in their work
  • Showing your visitors that your wetland centre is one of the best in the world hence increased visitation and revenue

WLI members can apply for the Star awards between 5 April and 15 July 2024.

Meet the Stars

A group of people holding plaques in front of a large screen.

The first tranche of WLI members recognised in 2022 with the Star award