Key Concept Index to Ramsar Decisions and the Strategic Plan


This is a linked index to the key concepts of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, as expressed in its most important documents -- the text of the Convention itself, the Strategic Plan 1997-2002 (SP1), Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (SP2), and Strategic Plan 2009-2015 (SP3), and the 242 official Decisions of the ten Conferences of the Contracting Parties (186 Resolutions, 96 Recommendations).  Some entries are cross-references, but for each substantive entry one finds

1) reference to the Convention text, if appropriate;
2) references to mentions in Strategic Plans 1997-2002, 2003-2008, and 2009-2015;
3) references to Decisions of the COPs, in chronological order;
4) the text of guidelines (etc.) themselves, if appropriate.

This index has been produced in fulfillment of Resolution VI.11 (1996), and is current through Ramsar COP10 (2008).

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