Activities

The Ramsar Convention sponsors and hosts a number of wetland-related activities directed to the Ramsar and wetland community and to the general public.

The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved the themes for World Wetlands Day as follows:

  • Wetlands and Climate Change, theme for 2019
  • Wetlands and Biodiversity,
  • ...

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in...

We benefit in so many ways from wetland ecosystems but most people do not recognize wetlands’ vital value in sustaining our lives. More than a billion people around the world...

Ramsar’s 19 regional initiatives support cooperation and capacity-building on wetland-related issues in specific regions or sub-regions. 

Groups of Contracting Parties in a region or sub-region, which may also share a...

Where a Ramsar Site’s ecological character is threatened, the Contracting Party can request a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM). This mechanism was formally adopted by Recommendation 4.7 in 1990. It enables...

The Secretariat does not operate on-the-ground conservation projects directly, but the Convention does maintain three funding assistance programmes for small projects (or parts of larger projects) for the conservation...