Partnerships with the private sector

Beginning with the pioneering collaboration between the Ramsar Convention and the Danone Group and its Evian water company, the Convention has welcomed opportunities to expand the resource base of the Convention and its activities by developing mutually beneficial relationships with the business sector. 

The Convention's objectives for such relationships are defined in the Principles for partnerships between the Ramsar Convention and the business sector adopted through Resolution X.12 of 2008.

The Danone Group

In 1998 the Danone Group and the Ramsar Convention signed the first partnership agreement between a global environmental convention and a private company. Within the framework of this agreement the...

Biosphere Connections

In 2006 the member airlines of the Star Alliance partnership set up Biosphere Connections, in partnership with the Ramsar Convention, IUCN and UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, to support...