The Ramsar 'Toolkit', second edition (2004)


The Ramsar Convention Handbooks for the Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands, 2nd edition

Additional case studies are available

From the 1st edition of the Handbooks (2000)

Handbook 3. Reviewing Laws and Institutions to Promote the Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands

Case studies on laws and institutions to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands (collection of Word 6.0/95 files)

Handbook 4. Integrating Wetland Conservation and Wise Use into River Basin Management

Case studies on integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management (collection of Word 6.0/95 files)

Handbook 5. Establishing and Strengthening Local Communities’ and Indigenous People’s Participation in the Management of Wetlands

Case Studies on Local and Indigenous People's Involvement in Wetland Management (collection of Word 6.0/95 files)

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2,186 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,674,247

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