The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

"Wetlands and water: supporting life, sustaining livelihoods"
9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Kampala, Uganda, 8-15 November 2005

Results of Ramsar COP9

Conference Report
Resolutions adopted by Ramsar COP9
List of participants (PDF)
National Reports submitted by the Parties
Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2005
Earth Negotiations Bulletin: daily reports, analysis

Pre-COP Agenda and Documents

Provisional Agenda and Programme
General and information documents
Draft Resolutions
Technical Sessions programme

Online Registration

Online registration has been terminated on 3 November at 16.00, European time, when Ramsar staff have left for Uganda.


Ramsar pre-COP Regional Meetings

3rd Panamerican Ramsar regional meeting7-12 November 2004Merida, Mexico
European regional meeting on the implementation and efficiency of the Ramsar Convention
4-10 December 2004Yerevan, Armenia
Africa Regional Meeting on Ramsar COP94-8 April 2005Arusha, Tanzania
Ramsar COP9 Preparatory Regional Meeting for Asia13-16 May 2005 Beijing, China
Oceania COP9 Preparatory Meeting29-30 September 2005Nadi, Fiji Islands


Standing Committee 31st Meeting, 6-10 June 2005

Pre-COP9 Information

Delegates Handbook (draft)
List of approved side events
General information (first mailing, May 2005)
Credentials of official delegates of the Parties
Information on visas
Information on 13 November excursions
Information on side events
Information on exhibition space
What is the COP?

Order the Proceedings of COP9 free of charge on CD-ROM.

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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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