Ramsar football


Ramsar staff do not only save wetlands. They also, like many others, run after footballs.

Here (below) is a group photograph of the football team made up of staff members of the Three Great Environmental Institutions of Gland, Switzerland, namely The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF International).

These fierce-looking players work for small pay but enthusiastically take on all comers from the local villages, and sometimes win. Or draw.

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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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E-Mail: ramsar@ramsar.org
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