The CEPA Programme encourages the establishment of wetland education centres, recognizing their value in promoting the Convention's principles of wetland conservation and wise use. Wetland centres across the world connect people with nature and raise their awareness of wetland values and sustainable lifestyles. They range from high-tech centres designed to welcome significant numbers of visitors, to simple, non-staffed centres giving small numbers of people a limited but effective wetland CEPA experience.
The CEPA Programme identifies the global Wetland Link International (WLI) network of centres as an effective network to link centres and provide an opportunity for sharing experiences, materials and innovative display and engagement ideas. WLI has over 300 member centres and has established several regional networks.