• WORLD WETLANDS DAY YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST: THE WINNERS

    13 April 2015

    The Youth Photo Contest for World Wetlands Day has been a massive success! We have been overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the images we have received.

  • Ramsar Secretary General joins the world from Uganda to celebrate World Wetlands Day

    13 March 2015

    Dr. Christopher Briggs joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day at the Lutembe Bay Wetland System, a Ramsar Site of International Importance in Uganda.

  • Winners of the Ramsar Wetlands Awards 2015

    16 February 2015

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the Ramsar Awards 2015. This year’s entrants came from all corners of the globe.

  • COP12 in Punta del Este, Uruguay

    2 October 2014

    Wetlands for our Future

    The 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP12) will take place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 1 to 9 June 2015. 

About Ramsar

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.



Number of Contracting Parties: 168

Number of Ramsar Sites: 2,193

Total surface of designated sites: 208,843,795 ha

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