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.
2022 Ramsar Awards
The eighth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards were presented on 7 November 2022 at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (COP14).
The Award has been made eight times on the occasion of meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 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).