Ramsar Advisory Missions: Help for Contracting Parties

Ramsar Advisory Missions: Help for Contracting Parties

21 July 2021

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Ramsar Advisory Mission to Venice and its Lagoon, 2015

The Secretariat is pleased to announce a new brochure that explains the opportunities presented by Ramsar Advisory Missions (RAMs) to assist Contracting Parties with implementing the Convention.

At COP13 in 2018, the Parties adopted Resolution XIII.11 on RAMs, which encourages Parties to request more frequent application of RAMs for Wetlands of International Importance (“Ramsar Sites”) that are facing problems similar to those at many other Sites, where the RAM report may be of use for many other wetlands, or where the RAM can add value to existing understanding on how to address the described challenges.

The brochure provides links to all the necessary background documents and guidelines. It can be accessed in the three languages of the Convention here.