Activities

The Ramsar Convention sponsors and hosts a number of wetland-related activities directed to the Ramsar and wetland community and to the general public.

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the...

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in...

We benefit in so many ways from wetland ecosystems but most people do not recognize wetlands’ vital value in sustaining our lives. More than a billion people around the world make...

Ramsar’s 15 regional initiatives support cooperation and capacity-building on wetland-related issues in specific regions or sub-regions. 

Groups of Contracting Parties in a region or sub-region, which may also share a...

People are at the heart of wetland conservation. For this reason, the Ramsar Convention supports governments to safeguard the cultural values of wetlands, the livelihoods they provide, and the...

Where a Ramsar Site’s ecological character is threatened, the Contracting Party can request a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM). This mechanism was formally adopted by Recommendation 4.7 in 1990. It enables...

The Secretariat does not operate on-the-ground conservation projects directly, but the Convention does maintain three funding assistance programmes for small projects (or parts of larger projects) for the conservation...