Formal partnership agreements

The Convention supports numerous collaborations with formal written and signed agreements. These may take the form of an exchange of signed letters, a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC), or a Joint Work Plan (JWP).

All these agreements can be viewed in the library here. In addition, the list below links directly to the currently active agreements. In some cases these are transcribed copies of the originals.

Global Multilateral Environmental Agreements

International Agencies and Organizations and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the achievements of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets (2011 – 2020)

5th Joint Work Plan with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD: 2011 – 2020)

Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (since 2011)

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS: since 2012)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa (UNCCD - since 1998)

UNESCO – World Heritage Centre (since 1999)

Global intergovernmental organizations and processes

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES: 2017 - 2019)

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) (2016 - 2018)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) (2016 - 2021)

UNESCO - IHE (and Charles Sturt University) on the Ramsar Chair on Wise Use (2013 – 2018)

Regional intergovernmental organizations and processes

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) (2016 - 2018)

Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC: since 2002)

The Niger Basin Authority (NBA: since 2002)

Carpathian Convention (since 2006)

International Organization Partners (IOPs)

IOPs (BirdLife, IUCN, IWMI, Wetlands International, WWF International) (2011 – 2017)

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT: 2016 - 2019)

Other International NGOs and organizations

Conservation International (2013 – 2018)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC: since 2012)

Ducks Unlimited (since 2012)

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS: 2017 – 2023)

ICLEI – International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (2015 – 2021)

Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment (RIZA: since 2002)

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (2016 - 2021)

Stetson University College of Law (2016 – 2022)

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA: since 2009)