Lake Chad Basin Commission 49th ministerial meeting reaches Ramsar-related decision, 15 January 2002

17/01/2002

Recommendation :

Implementation of the decision Nr. 3 of the 10th Summit of the Heads of States
and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, held on 28th July 2000 in N'Djamena

The Tenth Summit of the Heads of States and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, held on 28th July 2000 in N'Djamena, decided that :

« Within the framework of a strategy to save the Lake Chad, the Heads of State took note of the efforts being made by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on conservation and restoration of the Lake and declared the Lake Chad a Trans/boundary Ramsar site in International Importance. Consequently they urged all the memberStates that are yet to ratify the Ramsar Convention to speed up action in doing so »

Recalling this decision, the 49th LCBC Ministerial Session, held in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 14th - 15th January 2002 :

- congratulate NIGER who designated, on 17th June 2001, their portion of the Lake Chad as a « wetland of international importance » (Ramsar Site)

- commend the announcement, made by CHAD during the present Ministerial Session, of the designation of their portion of the Lake Chad as a Ramsar Site

- note with pleasure that, in recognition of these achievements, WWF has decided to provide further support to NIGER and CHAD for wetland conservation initiatives contributing to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention

- encourage NIGERIA to achieve the designation of about 1.000.000 ha of new Ramsar Sites - including their portion of the Lake Chad - before the Eleventh LCBC Heads of States Summit

- further encourage CAMEROON and the CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC to complete the accession process to the Ramsar Convention before the Eleventh LCBC Heads of States Summit, along with the designation of new wetlands of international importance in the Lake Chad Basin, including the Cameroonian portion of the Lake Chad

- reiterate their support to SUDAN in the perspective of their accession to the Lake Chad Basin Commission and to the Ramsar Convention before the Eleventh LCBC Heads of States Summit

Back to top
Follow us 
Ramsar Awards 

The Convention today

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

Ramsar Secretariat

Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 999 0170
Fax: +41 22 999 0169
E-Mail: ramsar@ramsar.org
Map: click here

Ramsar Forum: subscribe