• Sierra Leone River Estuary Ramsar Site featured by the European Space Agency

    9 February 2016

    For the World Wetlands Day 2016 the Sierra Leone River Estuary Ramsar Site featured in the “Earth from Space” series of the ESA Web-TV.

  • Dnieper river floodplain

    Belarus designates four more Ramsar Sites

    8 February 2016

    Belarus has designated four new Ramsar Sites, namely Dnieper River Floodplain, Polesye Valley of River Bug, Servech and Vileity. Belarus now has 20 Wetlands of International Importance, covering over 680,000 hectares.

  • Ramsar Convention Turns 45 as Diverse Events Mark World Wetlands Day 2016

    5 February 2016

    2 February 2016: World Wetlands Day 2016 was marked by more than 800 events addressing the theme of ‘Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods.' In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the global observance event took place in the historic city of Isfahan, Iran.

  • Three new Ramsar Sites for China

    4 February 2016

    China has designated three new Ramsar Sites, bringing the total number of Sites in the country to 49. The recent additions are Anhui Shengjin Lake National Nature Reserve, Zhangye Heihe Wetland National Nature Reserve, and Guangdong Nanpeng Archipelago Wetlands, a chain of four islands in the most northern section of the South China Sea.

  • The Vice President of Iran and Head of the Department of Environment, Her Excellency Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar together with the Ramsar Acting Secretary General Ania Grobicki celebrated World Wetlands Day

    2 February 2016

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: 169

Number of Ramsar Sites: 2,227

Total surface of designated sites: 214,875,598 ha

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