• The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands launches a Policy Brief on Integrating Multiple Wetland Values into Decision-making

    19 September 2017

    The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Policy Brief on Integrating multiple wetland values into decision-making is now available online. Addressing multiple wetland values supports the integration and achievement of policy priorities such as poverty eradication and food, water and climate security.

  • Call for applications for Wetlands for the Future projects

    15 September 2017

    The call for applications for Wetlands for the Future projects for the 2017 cycle is now open. The advisory service is open until the 29 September 2017 and the deadline for the submission of proposals is 30 October 2017.

     

  • Ramsar Convention joins the International Partnership for Blue Carbon

    14 September 2017

    The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Convention has joined the International Partnership for Blue Carbon. The partnership was established in recognition of the role that ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes play in the carbon cycle through their sequestration of carbon dioxide.

  • New guidebook “The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites”

    13 September 2017

    “The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites” new guidebook is now available on the Ramsar Convention website. The guidebook was produced for those involved in the designation and management of Ramsar Sites and it is written in a simple, non-technical language. It includes five case studies which provide supplementary information for different stages of the Ramsar Site designation and management process.

  • The Global Land Outlook (GLO)

    11 September 2017

    The first edition of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD) Global Land Outlook (GLO) was launched on 11 September 2017 at the UNCCD thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) in Ordos, China. The GLO addresses the future challenges and opportunities for the management and restoration of land resources in the context of sustainable development. 

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: 2,282

Total surface of designated sites: 220,667,273 ha

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