Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Brisbane, Australia : 19-27 March 1996

The 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

The Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands met 19-27 March 1996 in Brisbane, Australia, for the triennial Conference of the Parties. More than a thousand delegates, including government officials, wetland experts, and observers from non-governmental organizations, charted the course of international wetland conservation efforts into the next century.

Reports of the Technical Sessions
Technical Session A Wise Use Of Wetlands, National Wetland Policies, And Other National Policies Affecting Wetlands
Technical Session B Guidelines on interpretation of Article 3.2 of the Convention: "ecological character" and "change in ecological character"
Technical Session C Interactions with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Bank (WB), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Technical Session D Review of Kushiro Guidelines on Management Planning for Wetlands
Technical Session E Criteria for Identifying Wetlands of International Importance
Technical Session F Community-Based Wetland Management
Regional Overviews of the implementation of the Convention in the past triennium
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Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
» List of Wetlands of
International Importance
2,181 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,545,658

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