Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

09/04/2014
Number of Contracting Parties: 168
Number of sites designated for the Ramsar List: 2,181
Total surface area: 208,545,658 hectares

Country
Entry into force
Ramsar Sites
Surface area
Albania
29.02.96
4
98,181
Algeria
04.03.84
50
2,991,013
Andorra23.11.1225,327
Antigua and Barbuda
02.10.05
1
3,600
Argentina
04.09.92
21
5,382,521
Armenia
06.11.93
3
493,511
Australia
21.12.75
65
8,320,052
Austria
16.04.83
22
123,939
Azerbaijan
21.05.01
2
99,560
Bahamas
07.06.97
1
32,600
Bahrain
27.02.98
2
6,810
Bangladesh
21.09.92
2
611,200
Barbados
12.04.06
1
33
Belarus
25.08.91
16
614,708
Belgium
04.07.86
9
42,938
Belize
22.08.98
2
23,592
Benin
24.05.00
4
1,179,354
Bhutan
07.09.122256
Bolivia
27.10.90
11
14,842,405
Bosnia and Herzegovina
01.03.92
3
56,779
Botswana
09.04.97
1
5,537,400
Brazil
24.09.93
12
7,225,687
Bulgaria
24.01.76
11
35,488
Burkina Faso
27.10.90
15
652,502
Burundi
05.10.02
4
78,515
Cambodia
23.10.99
3
54,600
Cameroon
20.07.06
7
827,060
Canada
15.05.81
37
13,086,771
Cape Verde
18.11.05
4
[535]
Central African Republic
05.04.06
2
376,300
Chad
13.10.90
6
12,405,068
Chile
27.11.81
12
358,989
China
31.07.92
46
4,002,240
Colombia
18.10.98
5
458,525
Comoros
09.06.95
3
16,030
Congo
18.10.98
10
11,335,259
Costa Rica
27.04.92
12
569,742
Côte d’Ivoire
27.06.96
6
127,344
Croatia
25.06.91
5
94,358
Cuba
12.08.01
6
1,188,411
Cyprus
11.11.01
1
1,107
Czech Republic
01.01.93
14
60,207
Democratic Republic of Congo
18.05.96
3
7,435,624
Denmark
02.01.78
43
2,315,638
Djibouti
22.03.03
1
3,000
Dominican Republic
15.09.02
3
102,118
Ecuador
07.01.91
18
286,651
Egypt
09.09.88
4
415,532
El Salvador
22.05.99
6
195,868
Equatorial Guinea
02.10.03
3
136,000
Estonia
29.07.94
17
304,778
Fiji
11.08.06
1
615
Finland
21.12.75
49
799,518
France
01.12.86
43
3,558,030
Gabon
30.04.87
9
2,818,469
Gambia
16.01.97
3
31,244
Georgia
07.06.97
2
34,480
Germany
26.06.76
34
868,226
Ghana
22.06.88
6
178,410
Greece
21.12.75
10
163,501
Grenada22.09.121[518]
Guatemala
26.10.90
7
628,592
Guinea
18.03.93
16
6,422,361
Guinea-Bissau
14.05.90
2
1,086,048
Honduras
23.10.93
9
270,224
Hungary
11.08.79
29
244,913
Iceland
02.04.78
6
128,660
India
01.02.82
26
689,131
Indonesia
08.08.92
7
1,372,976
Iran, Islamic Republic of
21.12.75
24
1,486,438
Iraq
17.02.08
1
137,700
Ireland
15.03.85
45
66,994
Israel
12.03.97
2
366
Italy
14.04.77
52
60,223
Jamaica
07.02.98
4
37,847
Japan
17.10.80
46
137,968
Jordan
10.05.77
1
7,372
Kazakhstan
02.05.07
10
3,281,398
Kenya
05.10.90
6
265,449
Kiribati03.08.1311,033
Kyrgyz Republic
12.03.03
3
679,408
Lao People's Democratic Republic
28.09.10
2
14,760
Latvia
25.11.95
6
148,718
Lebanon
16.08.99
4
?1075
Lesotho
01.11.04
1
434
Liberia
02.11.03
5
95,879
Libya
05.08.00
2
83
Liechtenstein
06.12.91
1
101
Lithuania
20.12.93
7
65,581
Luxembourg
15.08.98
2
17,213
Madagascar
25.01.99
9
 1,175,011
Malawi
14.03.97
1
224,800
Malaysia
10.03.95
6
134,158
Mali
25.09.87
4
4,204,640
Malta
30.01.89
2
16
Marshall Islands
13.11.04
2
70,119
Mauritania
22.02.83
4
1,240,600
Mauritius
30.09.01
3
401
Mexico
04.11.86
140
8,833,462
Monaco
20.12.97
1
23
Mongolia
08.04.98
11
1,439,530
Montenegro
03.06.06
2
20,150
Morocco
20.10.80
24
272,010
Mozambique
03.12.04
2
2,051,700
Myanmar
17.03.05
1
10,359
Namibia
23.12.95
5
676,564
Nepal
17.04.88
9
34,455
Netherlands
23.09.80
53
823,181
New Zealand
13.12.76
6
55,512
Nicaragua
30.11.97
9
406,852
Niger
30.08.87
12
4,317,869
Nigeria
02.02.01
11
1,076,728
Norway
21.12.75
63
886,906
Oman19.08.131(172)
Pakistan
23.11.76
19
1,343,627
Palau
18.02.03
1
500
Panama
26.11.90
5
183,992
Papua New Guinea
16.07.93
2
594,924
Paraguay
07.10.95
6
785,970
Peru
30.03.92
13
6,784,042
Philippines
08.11.94
6
154,409
Poland
22.03.78
13
145,075
Portugal
24.03.81
31
132,487
Republic of Korea
28.07.97
18
17,704
Republic of Moldova
20.10.00
3
94,705
Romania
21.09.91
19
1,156,448
Russian Federation
11.02.77
35
10,323,767
Rwanda
01.04.06
1
...
Saint Lucia
19.06.02
2
85
Samoa
06.02.05
1
470
Sao Tome and Principe
21.12.06
1
23
Senegal
11.11.77
5
99,993
Serbia
27.04.92
10
63,919
Seychelles
22.03.05
3
44,025
Sierra Leone
13.04.00
1
295,000
Slovakia
01.01.93
14
40,697
Slovenia
25.06.91
3
8,205
South Africa
21.12.75
21
554,136
South Sudan10.10.1315,700,700
Spain
04.09.82
74
303,090
Sri Lanka
15.10.90
6
198,172
Sudan
07.05.05
3
2,489,600
Suriname
22.11.85
1
12,000
Swaziland15/06/133...
Sweden
21.12.75
66
651,683
Switzerland
16.05.76
11
8,676
Syrian Arab Republic
05.07.98
1
10,000
Tajikistan
18.11.01
5
94,600
Thailand
13.09.98
13
392,822
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
08.09.91
2
21,616
Togo
04.11.95
4
1,210,400
Trinidad & Tobago
21.04.93
3
15,919
Tunisia
24.03.81
40
837,753
Turkey
13.11.94
14
184,487
Turkmenistan
03.07.09
1
267,124
Uganda
04.07.88
12
454,303
Ukraine
01.12.91
33
744,651
United Arab Emirates
29.12.07
5
19,978
United Kingdom
05.05.76
170
1,278,930
United Republic of Tanzania
13.08.00
4
4,868,424
United States of America
18.04.87
36
1,830,298
Uruguay
22.09.84
2
424,904
Uzbekistan
08.02.02
2
558,400
Venezuela
23.11.88
5
263,636
Viet Nam
20.01.89
6
104,973
Yemen
08.02.08
1
580
Zambia
28.12.91
8
4,030,500
Zimbabwe03.05.137
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2,181 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,545,658

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