Recommendation 4.9.5: Greek Ramsar sites


4th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Montreux, Switzerland
27 June-4 July 1990

RECALLING that Greece was the seventh State to become a Contracting Party in 1975, and therefore brought the Convention into force;

NOTING that the boundaries of most Greek Ramsar sites have not been precisely described, nor delimited on maps, as required by Article 2.1 of the Convention;

AWARE that all eleven Greek Ramsar Sites were mentioned in Regina document DOC. C.3.6 as having undergone or being likely to undergo change in ecological character;

CONSCIOUS that the Ramsar Monitoring Procedure has been applied in Greece, with the aim, inter alia, of assisting in the determination of the boundaries of Greek Ramsar sites;

THE CONFERENCE OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

NOTES that the Greek authorities have, since the Regina Conference, provided the Ramsar Bureau with provisional maps showing the boundaries of Greek Ramsar sites and are soon to provide definitive maps for the sites of Amvrakikos Gulf and Mikra Prespa National Park;

TAKES COGNISANCE of the fact that the Greek national report to the present Conference, while indicating measures already taken or to be taken in the near future by the Greek authorities for the protection of Greek Ramsar sites, mentions clearly the threats which affect or are likely to affect in certain ways most of those sites; and

REQUESTS the Greek authorities to take action to delimit precisely the boundaries of nine out of the eleven Greek Ramsar sites and to take appropriate measures to ensure the conservation and wise use of all eleven sites.

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