News and Announcements from the Ramsar Convention

The Convention Secretariat posts news regularly about the Convention itself and the people and organizations working for the conservation and wise use of wetlands around the world.

Here you will find the Latest News (over the past month), the Archives of Ramsar news pages since 1996, listings of the travels and activities of Ramsar Secretariat staff, and current Announcements of an official nature.

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Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
» List of Wetlands of
International Importance
2,186 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,674,247

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