Ramsar Convention 40th Anniversary – Two New Videos

In this video, Ramsar Convention Secretary General, Anada Tiéga, reminds everyone of the crucial role wetlands play in sustaining the quantity and quality of water needed now… and for future generations. Ambassador Martinelli, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office, Switzerland and Ambassador Sajjadi, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office, Islamic Republic of Iran also shared the importance of wetlands.

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The May 19, 2011 reception for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands celebrated international and national partnerships on the occasion of the Convention's 40th Anniversary. In this video, meet guests including Ramsar Focal Points Olivier Biber (Switzerland), Aree Wattana Tummarkird (Thailand), Rafael Gonzalez (Paraguay) to learn about Ramsar´s work in several countries. You will also hear about partnership progress from John Scanlon, Secretary General of CITES, and Goran Gugic, Managing Director, Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (Croatia).

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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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