• World Wetlands Day 2016 materials are now available!

    20 November 2015

    Today we are thrilled to announce that all materials are now available to download at: www.worldwetlandsday.org

  • Developing a Ramsar Regional Initiative for Central Asia

    19 November 2015

    The Ramsar Secretariat, together with the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, organized a regional workshop in Dushanbe from 10 to 13 November 2015 for the Ramsar Contracting Parties and partners from Central Asia. 

  • The Ramsar Centre for Eastern Africa steps forward

    17 November 2015

    The Heads of Administrative Authorities from the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda came together on the 9th and 10th of November 2015 to participate in the first meeting of the Governing Council of the Ramsar Centre for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA), held in Kampala, Uganda.

  • Congo designates three exceptional wetland areas as Ramsar Sites

    16 November 2015

    The Government of Congo has recently designated three wetland areas, which provide essential habitat to a range of notable and threatened species, as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites). These are the Loubetsi-Nyanga biological reserve, the Leketi-Mbama floodplains, and the biodiversity-rich Tchikapika-Owando wetland.

  • Mozambique’s Zambezi Delta extended to cover 3,000 square kilometres

    12 November 2015

    Mozambique has significantly extended the Zambezi Delta, its second Wetland of International Importance. Now covering over 3,000 km2, the Delta is a unique wetland and one of the most diverse and productive river delta systems in the world. 

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: 2,220

Total surface of designated sites: 214,207,401,.74 ha

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