Ramsar's World Wetlands Day materials - local, national and international adaptation

How did we do in 2005?

Adaptation of Ramsar's WWD materials

For World Wetlands Day 2003 the Ramsar Secretariat launched a new initiative - making our WWD materials available on CD-ROM as Quark Passport files– to encourage users with the appropriate software, or access to it, to print large numbers of copies for distribution, to translate the text into local languages, or customise the publication in other ways, making it more relevant to local situations. Having met with some success in the last two years (read more here on WWD 2003 and here on WWD2004). This year we have managed to deal effectively with some of the technical problems we met with in the previous two years and we are happy to report that we have more countries taking advantage of the poster layout to produce posters in local languages. Read on . . .

Use of the Quark Passport/ Adobe files for WWD 2005



This poster and the stickers above were produced in Cambodia by The Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use
(MWBP). Read more here



China is the only Contracting Party to have produced the Ramsar WWD poster in their national language for three years running! Produced by the Ramsar Administrative Authority the poster was very widely distributed throughout the country. Read their report here

Languedoc Roussillon

Poster produced by the Conservatoire
des Espaces Naturels du Languedoc-Roussillon
this poster shows many local wetland images. Read their WWD report here



Customised to advertise their WWD events, 6,000 copies of this poster were produced by the NGO
Nature Midi-Pyrénées:
Read their report here


Posters produced by the local government authority in the Stendahl region of Germany. Report here


Poster produced by the Georgian Society for conservation of wild nature "Tchaobi".


For the second year running the Evros Delta Visitor Centre in Greece produced the WWD poster in Greek as part of their WWD celebrations at the centre. Read more here


Posters and stickers were produced by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in Hungary. Read their WWD report here


The environmental NGO Coastwatch customised our poster using their own images of the cultural and biological diversity of Irish wetlands. Read their report here


The Moroccan section of the North African Network for Wetlands produced this poster in Arabic as part of their WWD activities. Read more here



IUCN's Nepal Country Office in Kathmandu produced our poster in Nepalese using their own wetland images. Read their full report here.




This poster with many local images was produced by a group of NGOs, GITEC, working on wetland conservation. Read their report here



One of two customised posters produced by the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales (INRENA), the Ramsar Peruvian Administrative Authority. Read their WWD report here



Produced by the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre in Scotland, the poster was used to advertise their special events for WWD 2005. Read their report here



Produced by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in Slovenia.



The Bird Research Society (KAD), an NGO in Turkey produced this poster in Turkish for WWD 2005. Report coming soon.




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