The importance of global wetlands to sustainable development

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About Ramsar

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Number of Contracting Parties: 170

Number of Ramsar Sites: 2,334

Total surface of designated sites: 249,601,723 ha

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