10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties


"Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People"
10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Changwon, Republic of Korea, 28 October - 4 November 2008


Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
Province of Gyeongnam, Republic of Korea
City of Changwon, Republic of Korea

Support for sponsored delegates and regional meetings

Australia, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Wetlands Section
Czech Republic, Ministry of the Environment, Department for the International Conservation of Biodiversity
Finland, Ministry of Environment
Germany, Federal Ministry for the environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Hungary, Ministry of Environment and Water, Department for International Relations
Norway, Royal Ministry of the Environment
Peru, Ministerio de Agricultura, Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales - INRENA
Sweden, Ministry of the Environment
Sweden, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
United States of America, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of International Conservation, Wildlife Without Borders

Atelier Technique des Espaces Naturels (ATEN), France
UNEP, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)
WWF International, Freshwater Programme, Switzerland
MAVA Foundation for Naturschutz, Switzerland

Danone Group, Evian Initiative
Star Alliance airline network

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Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
» List of Wetlands of
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2,186 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,674,247

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