• India adds a high-altitude wetland complex to the Ramsar List

    23 December 2020

    India has designated its 42nd Wetland of International Importance: Tso Kar Wetland Complex is found at more than 4,500 metres above sea level in the Changthang region of Ladakh.

  • New website features

    15 December 2020

    During 2020 we have continued to take steps to improve the experience of our website users and ensure that you are able to find the information and content you need.

  • Serbia adds Djerdap to the Ramsar List

    11 December 2020

    Serbia has designated its eleventh and largest Wetland of International Importance. Djerdap covers over 66,000 hectares along the right bank of the River Danube, where it passes through the “Iron Gates” gorge.

  • Simple and synthetic summaries for french Ramsar sites

    26 November 2020

    To present its Ramsar sites to a wide audience, France wanted to produce sites summaries in a simple and easy-to-access format. For each site, these summaries contain essential, easily readable and well-illustrated information.

  • The organization of World Wetlands Day in France

    26 November 2020

    The Ramsar France association, which steers the WWD in France, is publishing a summary document, translated into several languages, explaining the French organization and identifying the causes for the growing success of WWD in France over the past 10 years (2010-2020).

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About the Convention on Wetlands

The Convention on Wetlands 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: 171

Number of Wetlands of International Importance: 2,414

Total surface of designated sites: 254,543,972 ha