The Convention’s CEPA Programme


Developing Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) as a powerful tool for the conservation and wise use of wetlands

Welcome to the CEPA mini-Web site

What's it all about?

It's about implementing Resolution X.8 on the Convention's CEPA Programme, which aims to develop communication, education and public awareness critical tools for the Convention.

The Resolution calls for the Convention's Web site to become a clearing house for CEPA resource materials and this CEPA mini-Web site aims to do that and more. It is also designed to give readers a broad view of what the CEPA programme is trying to achieve, and identifies the institutional structures and materials that are intended to guide implementers of the programme. Start here to see what materials are available.

Left: World Wetlands Day - a CEPA event for the Secretariat, Contracting Parties, NGOs, amd others, to further the work of the Convention. More details here.


Left: The Secretariat's World Wetlands Day 2007
Top right: A celebration at the Okavango Delta Ramsar Site here.
Bottom right: World Wetlands Day poster 2009


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Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
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2,186 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,674,247

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