Progress on the Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People

Progress on the Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People

22 septembre 2017

From 20 to 22 September 2017, five members of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP), including STRP Chair Royal C. Gardner, gathered at the Ramsar Convention Secretariat headquarters in Switzerland for a writing workshop on the Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People (GWO: SoWWS). The purpose of the workshop was to identify gaps and next steps necessary to finalize the second order draft of the GWO: SoWWS.

Ramsar Contracting Parties have tasked the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Convention (STRP) with producing the first edition of a GWO: SoWWS report, as a periodic flagship publication of the Convention and thereby also contributing to the Global Biodiversity Outlook of the Convention on Biological Diversity and to the Sustainable Development Agenda.

The GWO: SoWWS, which launch is expected for fall 2018, will be the first publication of its kind to include global information on the status and trends of wetlands.

For questions or comments related to the GWO: SoWWS please contact the Ramsar Secretariat’s  Science and Policy Unit at and