Mexico listing 45 new sites for World Wetlands Day

Mexico listing 45 new sites for World Wetlands Day

14 February 2008
Mexico

At ceremonies in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, on 2 February, Secretario de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada; the Gobernador del Estado de Sinaloa, Jesús Aguilar Padilla; and the Comisionado Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich, joined the celebrations and announced that Mexico is designating 45 new Wetlands of International Importance to be dated as of World Wetlands Day 2008.

The Secretariat is delighted by this new initiative and our Americas team has already begun going over the new Ramsar Information Sheets. When these new designations have gone through the paperwork of the listing process, Mexico's total number of Ramsar sites should come out to 112 Ramsar sites, which will be the second highest national total after the United Kingdom.