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 on Wetlands in order to recognise and honour the contributions of individuals, organisations, and governments around the world towards promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
The Award has been made seven times on the occasion of meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2018). The Awards to be made at COP14 will be decided during the resumed session of SC59 scheduled for 23 – 27 May 2022.
Since its inception, the Award laureates have also received the Evian Special Prize of US$ 10,000, through the generosity of the DANONE Group (France).
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