The Ramsar Technical Reports series
Ramsar Technical Reports are designed to publish, chiefly through electronic media, technical notes, reviews and reports on wetland ecology, conservation, wise use and management, as an information support service to Contracting Parties and the wider wetland community in support of implementation of the Convention.
In particular, the series includes the detailed technical background reviews and reports prepared by the Convention's Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) at the request of Contracting Parties, which would previously have been made available in most instances only as "Information Papers" for a meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP), in order to ensure increased and longer-term accessibility of such documents. Other reports not originating from COP requests to the STRP, but which are considered by the STRP to provide information relevant to supporting implementation of the Convention, may be proposed for inclusion in the series. All Ramsar Technical Reports are peer-reviewed by the members and observers appointed to the STRP.
Ramsar Technical Reports are chiefly published in English in electronic (PDF) format -- when resources permit, they will be published also in French and Spanish (the other official languages of the Convention). The series editors are Heather MacKay (Chair of the STRP), Max Finlayson (former Chair of the STRP), and Nick Davidson (Deputy Secretary General, Ramsar Secretariat). Further information can be obtained from Nick Davidson (email@example.com) or Dwight Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ramsar Technical Reports now available
Note: PDF versions of Ramsar publications are laid out for A4 size paper printed at 100%; readers intending to print to "letter-size" (8.5x11") paper should set their Acrobat printer set-up to "scale to fit" or something similar.