• GlobWetland Africa successful meeting in Denmark

    4 May 2016

    A milestone meeting for GlobWetland Africa took place on 11 – 12 April at DHI GRAS Headquarters in Hørsholm, Denmark. The project was initiated to facilitate the exploitation of satellite observations for the conservation, wise-use and effective management of wetlands in Africa.

  • Respite for Gavkhouni Ramsar Site

    3 May 2016

    The presence of flamingos and other migratory birds in and around Gavkouni Wetland can only mean one thing: the lagoon is reborn. The revival of Gavkhouni Lake and marshes in southeastern Isfahan Province in the midst of an aggressive drought cycle comes thanks to a combination of natural causes and human factors.

  • Collaboration between the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory and Algeria’s General Directorate of Forests, for mapping and monitoring 50 Ramsar Sites in Algeria

    27 April 2016

    The General Directorate of Forests of Algeria, in partnership with the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, organised a 5-day workshop to produce thematic maps on land use and flooding dynamics for 50 Algerian Ramsar Sites, using tools from GlobWetland-II. 

  • Nine Ramsar Sites confirmed as stops for the unique Flight of the Swans expedition

    26 April 2016

    The Ramsar Convention head a list of hundreds supporters throughout Europe who are getting behind a unique expedition to save Europe’s smallest swan – the Bewick’s swan – from disappearing. The expedition team will stop at nine Ramsar Sites during the campaign which will start in September this year. 

  • Winner of Wetlands Youth Photo Contest dreams of visiting the Pantanal

    22 April 2016

    Adarsh Prathap, 22 from India is the winner of the World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest 2016  themed  "Wetlands are essential for sustainable livelihoods" and wins the free flight to visit a wetland anywhere in the world courtesy of Star Alliance Biosphere Connections. He spoke to us about his winning photo and his dream to visit the Pantanal.

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: 2,240

Total surface of designated sites: 215,240,112 ha

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