Ramsar site

A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 by UNESCO, and coming into force in 1975. It provides for national action and international cooperation regarding the conservation of wetlands, and wise sustainable use of their resources.

Ramsar identifies wetlands of international importance, especially those providing waterfowl habitat.

As of 2016, there were 2,231 Ramsar Sites, protecting 214,936,005 hectares (531,118,440 acres). 169 national governments are currently participating.

Ramsar sites are recorded on the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance,

The non-profit organisation Wetlands International provides access to the Ramsar database via the Ramsar Sites Information Service.

This page was last edited on 8 May 2018, at 04:37.
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