Fundraising priorities for the 2023-2025 triennium

The fundraising priorities for the triennium 2023 to 2025 were decided by Contracting Parties at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties that took place in Geneva Switzerland and Wuhan China from 5 to 13 November 2022. Funding for these priority activities is exclusively through voluntary contributions from interested public and private-sector entities.

For more information about the priority activities and how to make a contribution contact


List of fundraising priorities



Short Description

1Ramsar Advisory Missions (RAM)


A mechanism under the Convention to enable Contracting Parties access technical expertise and advice to address threats to the ecological character of Wetlands of International Importance, which if not resolved could lead to their loss and degradation.


2Youth and Wetlands


Strengthening youth engagement in the implementation of the Convention and conservation of wetlands.


3Regional Initiatives networks and centres support


Support the activities of Regional Ramsar centres to undertake training, capacity building and facilitate regional cooperation.

4World Wetlands Day


Annual communication campaign to raise global awareness about wetlands aimed at fostering their conservation, wise use and restoration.

5Wetland Inventories


Support Contracting Parties to conduct or complete their national wetland inventories. 

6Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP15)


Facilitate the attendance and participation of Contracting Parties listed on the DAC list as eligible to receive Official Development Assistance and the UN Conference on Trade and Development’s list of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

7 Supporting the work of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)


Support the accomplishment of the priority tasks as listed in the work plan of the Scientific Panel.

8Pre-COP15 regional meetings sponsorship for eligible delegates 


Facilitate the attendance and participation of Contracting Parties to attend Pre- COP regional meetings.

9CEPA Programme


Funding the Conventions' Programme on communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness.



The Secretariat would like to express gratitude and acknowledge the donors listed below for their contributions towards the priorities for the 2023 to 2025 triennium.

Governments and Government Bodies 

  • The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, the Commonwealth of Australia 
  • The Flemish Minister for Justice and Enforcement, Environment and Spatial Development, Energy and Tourism of the Flemish Region in Belgium
  • Department of the Environment, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • International Climate Initiative (IKI), Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany
  • Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, 
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • The Joint Nature Conservation Committee, of the Department For Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute

The Private Sector

  • Danone