New guidebook “The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites”

New guidebook “The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites”

11 September 2017

“The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites” new guidebook is now available on the Ramsar Convention website.

The guidebook was produced for those involved in the designation and management of Ramsar Sites and it is based on materials identified by the Ramsar Secretariat and the Convention’s experts and partners.

The guidebook includes simplified information on the process how to designate a Ramsar Site. It is written in a simple, non-technical language so that it can reach out to, and be adapted by many stakeholders working within Ramsar Sites. The process of designation is linked also to a four-stage management cycle. It includes five case studies that provide supplementary information for several steps in the Ramsar Site designation and management process.

The document provides also guidance on how management of Ramsar Sites can contribute to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention Strategic Plan 2016 – 2024 and other international processes.

The publication was developed by the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA), in collaboration with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Ramsar Convention Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP), and WWT Consulting. 

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The publication is also featured on the Ramsar website's page "Designating Ramsar Sites" http://www.ramsar.org/sites-countries/designating-ramsar-sites