Ramsar COP7 DOC. 20.1 Table 8

07/03/1999

 


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 Ramsar COP7 DOC. 20.1

Technical Session V:
The framework for regional and international cooperation regarding wetlands
Paper 1

Shared Wetlands and River Basins of the World


Table 8. Area of peatland and mangrove in international catchment basins

peatland

mangrove

shared river basin

number of countries

area (km sq)

includes Ramsar site?

shared river basin

number of countries

area (km sq)

includes Ramsar site?

Ob

3

368,185

yes

Ganges-Brahmaputra

5

5,541

yes

Saskatchewan-Nelson

2

147,407

Orinoco

2

1,533

Amur

3

108,635

yes

Kapuas

2

1,052

Kemijoki

3

29,196

yes

Niger

10

677

Yenisey

2

23,150

Fly

2

629

yes

Ganges-Brahmaputra

5

19,040

yes

Indus

4

544

Oulu

2

17,244

Volta

6

276

yes

Dnieper

3

14,400

yes

Barima

2

274

Zaire

9

12,315

yes

Sepik

2

201

Mississippi

2

10,908

Gambia

3

197

Kapuas

2

8,505

yes

Mekong

6

196

Syr Darya

4

6,517

Cross

2

119

St. Lawrence

2

5,490

Saigon

2

113

Ili

2

4,781

St John

2

96

Oder

3

3,605

yes

Cavally

3

80

Fly

2

3,522

yes

Sassandra

2

71

Orinoco

2

3,433

Maroni

2

64

yes

Terek

2

2,934

Coco (Segovia)

2

59

Tornio

2

2,834

Si

2

58

Barima

2

2,630

Oyapock

2

56

Zambezi

8

2,544

Lofa

2

48

Vistula

4

1,952

yes

Senegal

4

48

yes

Danube

17

1,448

yes

Cestos

3

42

W. Dvina

3

1,049

yes

Moa

3

35

Olanga

2

976

Sembakung

2

32

Elbe

4

891

yes

Zarumilla

2

29

yes

Rhine

6

854

yes

Komoe

2

27

Neman

4

621

yes

Sanaga

2

22

Sembakung

2

576

Amazon

7

17

Maroni

2

550

yes

Maputo

3

16

Amu Darya

5

266

Great Scarcies

2

16

Yalu Jiang

2

245

Ruvuma

3

13

Narva

2

229

Tumbes

2

12

Sepik

2

222

Mono

2

11

Ural

2

196

Zambezi

8

9

Amazon

7

130

Dasht

2

8

Coco (Segovia)

2

38

Ogooue

4

7

Essequibo

2

34

Baraka

2

7

Meuse

4

6

Zaire

9

6

Save

2

6

Usumacinta

2

6

yes

Little Scarcies

2

4

Mano-Morro

2

3

Patia

2

3

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