• Côte d’Ivoire wants to improve the management of its wetlands

    28 August 2015

    A shared desire to improve the management of Côte d’Ivoire’s wetlands brought together experts from the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, the Ministry of Water and Forests, NGOs and the academic community at a seminar held in Abidjan.

  • Ramsar Advisory Mission to Nordre Tyrifjord

    13 July 2015

    On 1-3 July 2015, a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM) team travelled to the Nordre Tyrifjord area in Norway. The purpose of the mission was to evaluate the extensive transport infrastructure projects, including a four-lane highway and a fast track railway planned to cross the Storelva river floodplain. The Storelva river is part of the Nordre Tyrifjord Wetlands System, a Ramsar Site of International Importance.  

  • Curraghs Wildlife Park, a designated Ramsar Site, celebrates the 50th anniversary

    9 July 2015

    The Isle of Man Post Office has released a set of stamps featuring some of the Curraghs Wildlife Park’s most successfully bred endangered species. Set in a natural wetland habitat, the Park and surrounding area is a designated Ramsar site which in 2006 was recognised as a place of international scientific interest.

  • A step forward for the most recognised areas on the planet

    30 June 2015

    Imagine a natural area that is partly listed as a World Heritage site overlapping with a Biosphere Reserve, contains four Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, all of which are incorporated into a wider Geopark – is it possible for all four international designations to be harmoniously managed?

  • A brief analysis of Ramsar COP12

    22 June 2015

    Over 800 COP12 participants worked together on a new sense of direction and relevance of the Ramsar Convention for a wide range of both international and local stakeholders.

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: 2,210

Total surface of designated sites: 210,903,769,.16 ha

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