Grant Programmes

The Convention currently maintains three bilateral grant programmes, which provide funding for small to medium size projects aimed at the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

The Secretariat oversees the management of these grant programmes, evaluates project proposals, makes recommendations on their suitability and performs the monitoring and follow-up functions.

Wetlands for the Future

Since 1997, the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), the United States State Department, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have operated a special initiative,...

Swiss Grants for Africa

This Fund, administered by the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands, is a generous contribution offered by the Federal Government of Switzerland over and above the annual dues provided to...

The Nagao Wetland Fund

In 2016 the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) in Japan made a generous voluntary donation to establish the Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF), to be administered by the Secretariat of the...