The Changwon Declaration

11/12/2009
"Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People"
10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Changwon, Republic of Korea, 28 October - 4 November 2008

The Changwon Declaration

The primary purpose of the  “Changwon Declaration on human well-being and wetlands”, adopted by Resolution X.3 of the recent meeting of the Conference of the Parties, “is to transmit key messages concerning wetland-related issues to the many stakeholders and decision-makers beyond the Ramsar community who are relevant to the conservation and wise use of wetlands, to inform their actions and decision-making”. At the COP, the Parties agreed to disseminate the Declaration as widely as possible, and the Republic of Korea generously agreed to help with the translations and logistics of that task.

The declaration was drafted in English, and French and Spanish versions were provided by Ramsar translators. For additional translations, we thank the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Environment of Japan, WWF Turkey, and the International Cooperation Department of Mongolia's Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism. Offers to make translations into additional languages will be welcomed.

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