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Ramsar Fact Sheets

The Ramsar Fact Sheets summarize wetland-related issues in everyday, friendly language.

1: Wetlands: why should I care?

2: Wetlands: wise management basics on site

3: Wetlands: a worldwide disappearing act

4: Wetlands: what can I do?

5: Coral Reefs: Critical wetlands in severe danger

6: The Ramsar Convention: What's it all about?

7: Wetlands: Source of sustainable livelihoods

8: Keep peatlands wet for a better future

9: Wetlands: a natural safeguard against disasters

10: Wetlands essential for a sustainable urban future

You can access and download all the previous Ramsar Fact Sheets here.


Wetland restoration factsheets

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. The Convention on Wetlands, as global partner of the UN Decade on Restoration, has produced three fact sheets to assist restoration efforts by Contracting Parties, policy makers and practitioners. 

Wetlands restoration: unlocking the untapped potential of the Earth’s most valuable ecosystem

Realizing the full potential of marine and coastal wetlands: why their restoration matters

Restoring drained peatlands: now an environmental imperative


Fact sheet on gender equality

Gender equality and the sustainability of the world’s wetlands