Benin has significantly increased the area of two Wetlands of International Importance. Together they now cover the entire coast of Benin, forming a vast and important complex of wetlands.
On September 23 – 25 the new Wetlands City Accreditation Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) met in Suncheon City, Republic of Korea to conduct a review of progress on implementation and financing.
Burkina Faso has designated two new Wetlands of International Importance, both water bodies in the northern semi-arid Sahel region which support a wealth of biodiversity including many migrant bird species.
Montenegro has designated its third Wetland of International Importance: Ulcinj Salina is the largest salina (saltpan) in the Adriatic.