As the legal custodian of the logo, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat authorizes all national Ramsar Convention authorities (Administrative Authorities) to use the logo for official purposes and to promote wetland conservation and wise use. The Secretariat encourages the use of the logo by States Parties to the Convention, particularly in communication material (websites, leaflets, posters, etc.). The Secretariat is available to provide advice regarding the use.
Ramsar Regional Initiatives are encouraged to use the Ramsar Convention logo side-by-side with their own. Please refer to the graphic guidelines for details.
Prior written authorization must be obtained from the Secretariat before any use is made of the Ramsar logo. Please contact .
Where the Ramsar logo is to appear with the logo or logos of partner organizations, please refer to the graphic guidelines for details.
Any individual or entity who wishes to use the Ramsar Convention logo for non-commercial purposes, to show their association with the Convention in the country in which they are based, should seek the approval of the national authority responsible for the implementation of the Convention.
Any individual or entity in a country that is not a Contracting Party to the Convention, should seek the approval of the Ramsar Convention Secretariat at
Examples of Ramsar Convention logo use for non-commercial purposes, which need to be approved by the national authority:
The Ramsar Convention Secretariat encourages the use of the name of the Convention as “the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands”
Other ways of referring to the Convention also may be used:
The word “Ramsar” is not an acronym and so is not capitalized. It is the name of an Iranian city, and is therefore usually written as “Ramsar”. It should be capitalized only when it is part of a text that is capitalized, for example in a heading: THE RAMSAR CONVENTION ON WETLANDS.