Resolution VI.12: National Wetland Inventories and candidate sites for listing

6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Brisbane, Australia
19-27 March 1996

1. RECALLING Recommendation 4.6 and Resolution 5.3, which encourage the establishment of national wetland inventories showing, in particular, those wetlands which are of international importance according to the criteria adopted by the Conference of the Parties;

2. NOTING the value of comprehensive inventories of wetland resources as an aid to implementing the wise use obligation under the Convention; and

3. NOTING ALSO the value of recognition of those sites which may be regarded as candidates for listing under the Convention;


4. ENCOURAGES Contracting Parties, in establishing and maintaining national scientific inventories of wetlands, to include all wetlands; and

5. URGES each Contracting Party to recognize officially its identified sites meeting the criteria approved by the Conference of the Contracting Parties.

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