Country profiles

Below you can find key information about each Ramsar Contracting Party (Member State).

Click here for a list of the Contracting Parties and the date of the entry into force of the Convention for each of them, and here for UNESCO's official list of accessions, ratifications and reservations (UNESCO Web site).

Albania
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Algeria
Ramsar sites 50
Surface area 83,062 ha
Andorra
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Antigua and Barbuda
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Argentina
Ramsar sites 22
Surface area 83,062 ha
Armenia
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Australia
Ramsar sites 65
Surface area 83,062 ha
Austria
Ramsar sites 23
Surface area 83,062 ha
Azerbaijan
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bahamas
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bahrain
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bangladesh
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Barbados
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Belarus
Ramsar sites 26
Surface area 83,062 ha
Belgium
Ramsar sites 9
Surface area 83,062 ha
Belize
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Benin
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bhutan
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ramsar sites 11
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Botswana
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Brazil
Ramsar sites 13
Surface area 83,062 ha
Bulgaria
Ramsar sites 11
Surface area 83,062 ha
Burkina Faso
Ramsar sites 18
Surface area 83,062 ha
Burundi
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Cabo Verde
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Cambodia
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Cameroon
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha
Canada
Ramsar sites 37
Surface area 83,062 ha
Central African Republic
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Chad
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Chile
Ramsar sites 13
Surface area 83,062 ha
China
Ramsar sites 49
Surface area 83,062 ha
Colombia
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Comoros
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Congo
Ramsar sites 13
Surface area 83,062 ha
Costa Rica
Ramsar sites 12
Surface area 83,062 ha
Côte d'Ivoire
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Croatia
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Cuba
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Cyprus
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Czech Republic
Ramsar sites 14
Surface area 83,062 ha
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Denmark
Ramsar sites 43
Surface area 83,062 ha
Djibouti
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Dominican Republic
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Ecuador
Ramsar sites 18
Surface area 83,062 ha
Egypt
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
El Salvador
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha
Equatorial Guinea
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Estonia
Ramsar sites 17
Surface area 83,062 ha
Fiji
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Finland
Ramsar sites 49
Surface area 83,062 ha
France
Ramsar sites 44
Surface area 83,062 ha
Gabon
Ramsar sites 9
Surface area 83,062 ha
Gambia
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Georgia
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Germany
Ramsar sites 34
Surface area 83,062 ha
Ghana
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Greece
Ramsar sites 10
Surface area 83,062 ha
Grenada
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Guatemala
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha
Guinea
Ramsar sites 16
Surface area 83,062 ha
Guinea-Bissau
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Honduras
Ramsar sites 9
Surface area 83,062 ha
Hungary
Ramsar sites 29
Surface area 83,062 ha
Iceland
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
India
Ramsar sites 26
Surface area 83,062 ha
Indonesia
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ramsar sites 24
Surface area 83,062 ha
Iraq
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Ireland
Ramsar sites 45
Surface area 83,062 ha
Israel
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Italy
Ramsar sites 52
Surface area 83,062 ha
Jamaica
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Japan
Ramsar sites 50
Surface area 83,062 ha
Jordan
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Kazakhstan
Ramsar sites 10
Surface area 83,062 ha
Kenya
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Kiribati
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Kuwait
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Kyrgyzstan
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Latvia
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Lebanon
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Lesotho
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Liberia
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Libya
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Liechtenstein
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Lithuania
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha
Luxembourg
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Madagascar
Ramsar sites 10
Surface area 83,062 ha
Malawi
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Malaysia
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mali
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Malta
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Marshall Islands
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mauritania
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mauritius
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mexico
Ramsar sites 142
Surface area 83,062 ha
Monaco
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mongolia
Ramsar sites 11
Surface area 83,062 ha
Montenegro
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Morocco
Ramsar sites 24
Surface area 83,062 ha
Mozambique
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Myanmar
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Namibia
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Nepal
Ramsar sites 10
Surface area 83,062 ha
Netherlands
Ramsar sites 54
Surface area 83,062 ha
New Zealand
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Nicaragua
Ramsar sites 9
Surface area 83,062 ha
Niger
Ramsar sites 12
Surface area 83,062 ha
Nigeria
Ramsar sites 11
Surface area 83,062 ha
Norway
Ramsar sites 63
Surface area 83,062 ha
Oman
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Pakistan
Ramsar sites 19
Surface area 83,062 ha
Palau
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Panama
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Papua New Guinea
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Paraguay
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Peru
Ramsar sites 13
Surface area 83,062 ha
Philippines
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Poland
Ramsar sites 13
Surface area 83,062 ha
Portugal
Ramsar sites 31
Surface area 83,062 ha
Republic of Korea
Ramsar sites 22
Surface area 83,062 ha
Republic of Moldova
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Romania
Ramsar sites 19
Surface area 83,062 ha
Russian Federation
Ramsar sites 35
Surface area 83,062 ha
Rwanda
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Saint Lucia
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Samoa
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Sao Tome and Principe
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Senegal
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Serbia
Ramsar sites 10
Surface area 83,062 ha
Seychelles
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Sierra Leone
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Slovakia
Ramsar sites 14
Surface area 83,062 ha
Slovenia
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
South Africa
Ramsar sites 22
Surface area 83,062 ha
South Sudan
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Spain
Ramsar sites 74
Surface area 83,062 ha
Sri Lanka
Ramsar sites 6
Surface area 83,062 ha
Sudan
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Suriname
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Swaziland
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Sweden
Ramsar sites 68
Surface area 83,062 ha
Switzerland
Ramsar sites 11
Surface area 83,062 ha
Syrian Arab Republic
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Tajikistan
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Thailand
Ramsar sites 14
Surface area 83,062 ha
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Togo
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
Trinidad and Tobago
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Tunisia
Ramsar sites 41
Surface area 83,062 ha
Turkey
Ramsar sites 14
Surface area 83,062 ha
Turkmenistan
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Uganda
Ramsar sites 12
Surface area 83,062 ha
Ukraine
Ramsar sites 33
Surface area 83,062 ha
United Arab Emirates
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
United Kingdom
Ramsar sites 170
Surface area 83,062 ha
United Republic of Tanzania
Ramsar sites 4
Surface area 83,062 ha
United States of America
Ramsar sites 38
Surface area 83,062 ha
Uruguay
Ramsar sites 3
Surface area 83,062 ha
Uzbekistan
Ramsar sites 2
Surface area 83,062 ha
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Ramsar sites 5
Surface area 83,062 ha
Viet Nam
Ramsar sites 8
Surface area 83,062 ha
Yemen
Ramsar site 1
Surface area 83,062 ha
Zambia
Ramsar sites 8
Surface area 83,062 ha
Zimbabwe
Ramsar sites 7
Surface area 83,062 ha