• Ramsar welcomes the launch of the new Livelihoods Investment Fund for Family Farming

    23 February 2015

    New fund seeks to restore the environment whilst improving incomes of rural farmers and will invest 120 million euros for the next ten years in projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • 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.

  • And you, what did you do for World Wetlands Day?

    3 February 2015

    A huge number of World Wetlands Day activities took place yesterday and here at the Ramsar Secretariat we are thrilled to read all the pledges submitted so far to conserve our beautiful wetlands. Keep sharing more World Wetlands Day stories with us!

  • Happy World Wetlands Day!

    2 February 2015

    Watch our video message and make a pledge today for wetlands

    Help us turn the tide on the loss and degradation of our wetlands. Join us for World Wetlands Day 2015 – and beyond! 

  • 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: 2,186

Total surface of designated sites: 208,449,277 ha

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