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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleRamsar Convention on Wetlands
2nd TitleConvention de Ramsar sur les zones humides; Convención de Ramsar sobre los Humedales
CreatorRamsar Convention Secretariat
DescriptionThe Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 154 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1651 wetland sites, totaling 149.7 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. National reports on the implementation of the Convention are available from the webpages.
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
Keywordsconvention on wetlands; environment; treaties; wetlands; conservation treaty; nature conservation; forest monitoring; conventions
TypeCountry data, International organizations, Non-government organizations
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 Published: April 4 2007 | Last updated: September 10 2007