Ramsar COP7 DOC. 20.1 Table 5

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 5. Possible priority 'downstream' Ramsar sites

country Ramsar site

area (ha)

within 10km of an international border?

river basin name

number of countries sharing basin

BWA Okavango Delta System

6864000

Zambezi

8

BOL Lago Titicaca (Sector Boliviano)

800000

Titicaca

3

ROM Danube Delta

647000

yes

Danube

17

BGD The Sundarbans

596000

yes

0

PER Lago Titicaca (Peruvian sector)

460000

Titicaca

3

URY Bañados del Este y Franja Costera

435000

yes

0

IRN Shadegan Marshes & mudflats of Khor-al Amaya & Khor Musa

400000

yes

0

MEX Humedales del Delta del Rio Colorado

250000

Colorado

2

BFA Parc National du W

235000

yes

Niger

10

NER Parc National du W

220000

yes

Niger

10

RUS Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland

93600

yes

Narva

2

IRN Hamun-e-Saberi & Hamun-e-Helmand

50000

yes

0

GNB Lagoa de Cufada

39098

Corubal

2

NLD Oosterschelde & Markiezaatmeer

38000

yes

Schelde

3

EST Emajõe Suursoo Mire and Piirissaar Island

32600

yes

Narva

2

DEU Unterer Niederrhein

25000

yes

Rhine

6

GMB Baobolon Wetland Reserve

20000

Gambia

3

SEN Djoudj

16000

yes

Senegal

4

MRT Parc National du Diawling

15600

Senegal

4

CAN Lac Saint-Pierre

11952

St. Lawrence

2

GRC Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon delta

11808

Vardar

2

DEU Niederelbe, Barnkrug - Otterndorf

11760

Elbe

4

IRN Hamun-e-Puzak, south end

10000

yes

Helmand

3

GRC Evros delta

9267

yes

Maritsa

3

DEU Elbauen, Schnackenburg - Lauenburg

7560

Elbe

4

DEU Niederung der Untere Havel/Gülper See

5792

Elbe

4

NLD De Biesbosch (southern part)

1700

Meuse

4

DEU Mühlenberger Loch

675

Elbe

4

RUS Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland

yes

Amur

3

Note. This is an indicative list of sites inside one country that have the greater part of the catchment basin in which they occur 'upstream' and within one or more other countries, and which may be considered priorities for international cooperation. A small number of these (e.g., Lake Titicaca, PN du W, Danube Delta) are also transboundary Ramsar areas (see Table 2). Sites are listed in order of decreasing size.

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