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Ramsar Sites Information Service

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleRamsar Sites Information Service
CreatorWetlands International
DescriptionThe Ramsar Sites Information Service (RSIS) provides access to information on wetlands designated as internationally important under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1971). These wetlands are commonly known as Ramsar sites. Wetlands International delivers the RSIS for the Ramsar Convention, under a contractual arrangement with the Ramsar Secretariat. The RSIS includes the searchable Ramsar Sites Database, and a number of other utilities, including a WebGIS displaying spatial information on Ramsar sites, downloadable GIS data of the Ramsar sites (spatial boundary and/or location). The RSIS provides on-line access to all official Information Sheets on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS), and increasingly it also includes links to other relevant but unofficial information sources concerning Ramsar sites in different countries, such as external Web sites, publications and management plans. All such links are clearly indicated as not being part of the official Ramsar site information provided by Administrative Authorities. The RSIS gives the results of different analyses conducted on the database: assessment and gap analyses of current coverage of wetland types, summary and indicator analyses at the global or regional level, and assessments in relation to other conservation actions and features.
Keywordsdatabases; GIS data; wetlands; Ramsar Convention; peatlands; Ramsar sites; NGOs; biodiversity; birds; conservation; nature conservation; RSIS; protected areas
TypeCountry data, Information services
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 Published: August 25 2008