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Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Feb. 2, 1971)

Countries/Territories Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Albania Feb 29, 1996 Oct 31, 1995 [2] -
Algeria Mar 4, 1984 Nov 4, 1983 [2] -
Antigua and Barbuda Oct 2, 2005 Jun 2, 2005 [2] -
Argentina Sep 4, 1992 May 4, 1992 [1] May 4, 1992
Armenia Nov 6, 1993 Jul 6, 1993 [2] -
Australia Dec 21, 1975 May 8, 1974 [6] -
Austria Apr 16, 1983 Dec 16, 1982 [2] -
Azerbaijan Sep 21, 2001 May 21, 2001 [2] -
Bahrain Feb 27, 1998 Oct 27, 1997 [1] -
Barbados Apr 12, 2006 Dec 12, 2005 [2] -
Belgium Jul 4, 1986 Mar 4, 1986 [1] Mar 19, 1975
Benin May 24, 2000 Jan 24, 2000 [2] -
Bangladesh Sep 21, 1992 May 21, 1992 [2] -
Bahamas Jun 7, 1997 Feb 7, 1997 [2] -
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mar 1, 1992 Nov 1, 1991 [2] -
Burkina Faso Oct 27, 1990 Jun 27, 1990 [2] -
Belarus Aug 25, 1991 Apr 25, 1991 [2] -
Belize Aug 22, 1998 Apr 22, 1998 [1] -
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Oct 27, 1990 Jun 27, 1990 [2] -
Botswana Apr 9, 1997 Dec 9, 1996 [2] -
Brazil Sep 24, 1993 May 24, 1993 [2] -
Bulgaria Jan 24, 1976 Sep 24, 1975 [6] -
Burundi Oct 5, 2002 Jun 5, 2002 [1] -
Central African Republic Apr 5, 2006 Dec 5, 2005 [2] -
Cambodia Oct 23, 1999 Jun 23, 1999 [2] -
Canada May 15, 1981 Jan 15, 1981 [2] -
Chad Oct 13, 1990 Jun 13, 1990 [2] -
Chile Nov 27, 1981 Jul 27, 1981 [2] -
China Jul 31, 1992 Mar 31, 1992 [2] -
Cameroon Jul 20, 2006 Mar 20, 2006 [2] -
Congo, Dem. Rep. of May 18, 1996 Jan 18, 1996 [2] -
Colombia Oct 18, 1998 Jun 18, 1998 [1] -
Comoros Jun 9, 1995 Feb 9, 1995 [2] -
Congo Oct 18, 1998 Jun 18, 1998 [1] -
Costa Rica Apr 27, 1992 Dec 27, 1991 [1] Sep 28, 1984
Croatia Jun 25, 1991 Nov 19, 1992 [4] -
Cuba Aug 12, 2001 Apr 12, 2001 [2] -
Cabo Verde Nov 18, 2005 Jul 18, 2005 [2] -
Cyprus Nov 11, 2001 Jul 11, 2001 [2] -
Czech Republic Jan 1, 1993 Jul 1, 1992 [2] -
Denmark Jan 2, 1978 Sep 2, 1977 [2] -
Djibouti Mar 22, 2003 Nov 22, 2002 [2] -
Dominican Republic Sep 15, 2002 May 15, 2002 [2] -
Ecuador Jan 7, 1991 Sep 7, 1990 [2] -
Egypt Jan 9, 1989 Sep 9, 1988 [1] -
El Salvador May 22, 1999 Jan 22, 1999 [1] May 14, 1998
Equatorial Guinea Oct 2, 2003 Jun 2, 2003 [2] -
Estonia Jul 29, 1994 Mar 29, 1994 [1] Mar 29, 1994
Fiji Aug 11, 2006 Apr 11, 2006 [2] -
Finland Dec 21, 1975 May 28, 1974 [1] Apr 19, 1973
France Dec 1, 1986 Dec 1, 1986 [1] Dec 3, 1982
Gabon Apr 30, 1987 Dec 30, 1986 [6] -
Gambia Jan 16, 1997 Sep 16, 1996 [2] -
United Kingdom May 5, 1976 Jan 5, 1976 [1] Sep 6, 1973
Guinea-Bissau May 14, 1990 May 14, 1990 [2] -
Georgia Jun 7, 1997 Feb 7, 1997 [2] -
Germany Jun 26, 1976 Feb 26, 1976 [1] Nov 28, 1974
Ghana Jun 22, 1988 Feb 22, 1988 [2] -
Greece Dec 21, 1975 Aug 21, 1975 [2] -
Guatemala Oct 26, 1990 Jun 26, 1990 [2] -
Guinea Mar 18, 1993 Nov 18, 1992 [2] -
Honduras Oct 23, 1993 Jun 23, 1993 [2] -
Hungary Aug 11, 1979 Apr 11, 1979 [2] -
Iceland Apr 2, 1978 Dec 2, 1977 [2] -
India Feb 1, 1982 Oct 1, 1981 [2] -
Indonesia Aug 8, 1992 Apr 8, 1992 [2] -
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dec 21, 1975 Jun 23, 1975 [1] Aug 25, 1972
Ireland Mar 15, 1985 Nov 15, 1984 [1] Feb 14, 1975
Israel Mar 12, 1997 Nov 12, 1996 [2] Jun 14, 1993
Italy Apr 14, 1977 Dec 14, 1976 [1] Jan 10, 1975
Côte d'Ivoire Jun 27, 1996 Feb 27, 1996 [2] -
Jamaica Feb 7, 1998 Oct 7, 1997 [1] -
Japan Oct 17, 1980 Jun 17, 1980 [2] -
Jordan May 10, 1977 Jan 10, 1977 [2] -
Kenya Oct 5, 1990 Jun 5, 1990 [2] -
Korea, Republic of Jul 28, 1997 Mar 28, 1997 [2] -
Kyrgyzstan Mar 12, 2003 Nov 12, 2002 [2] -
Latvia Nov 25, 1995 Jul 25, 1995 [2] -
Liberia Nov 2, 2003 Jul 2, 2003 [2] -
Lebanon Aug 16, 1999 Apr 16, 1999 [2] -
Lesotho Nov 1, 2004 Jul 1, 2004 [2] -
Libya Aug 5, 2000 Apr 5, 2000 [2] -
Liechtenstein Dec 6, 1991 Aug 6, 1991 [2] -
Lithuania Dec 20, 1993 Aug 20, 1993 [2] -
Luxembourg Aug 15, 1998 Apr 15, 1998 [1] Aug 31, 1989
Macedonia, FYR Sep 8, 1991 May 8, 1991 [2] -
Madagascar Jan 25, 1999 Sep 25, 1998 [1] -
Malaysia Mar 10, 1995 Nov 10, 1994 [1] Sep 7, 1994
Marshall Islands Nov 13, 2004 Jul 13, 2004 [2] -
Mauritius Sep 30, 2001 May 30, 2001 [2] -
Mauritania Feb 22, 1983 Oct 22, 1982 [2] -
Mexico Nov 4, 1986 Jul 4, 1986 [2] -
Mali Sep 25, 1987 May 25, 1987 [2] -
Malta Jan 30, 1989 Sep 30, 1988 [2] -
Malawi Mar 14, 1997 Nov 14, 1996 [2] -
Monaco Dec 20, 1997 Aug 20, 1997 [2] -
Moldova, Republic of Oct 20, 2000 Jun 20, 2000 [2] -
Mongolia Apr 8, 1998 Dec 8, 1998 [2] -
Morocco Oct 20, 1980 Jun 20, 1980 [6] -
Mozambique Dec 3, 2004 Aug 3, 2004 [2] -
Myanmar Mar 17, 2005 Nov 17, 2004 [2] -
Namibia Dec 23, 1995 Aug 23, 1995 [2] -
Nepal Apr 17, 1988 Dec 17, 1987 [2] -
Niger Aug 30, 1987 Apr 30, 1987 [6] -
Netherlands Sep 23, 1980 May 23, 1980 [2] Jul 7, 1975
Nicaragua Nov 30, 1997 Jul 30, 1997 [1] -
Nigeria Feb 2, 2001 Oct 2, 2000 [2] -
Norway Dec 21, 1975 Jul 9, 1974 [6] -
New Zealand Dec 13, 1976 Aug 13, 1976 [6] -
Pakistan Nov 23, 1976 Jul 23, 1976 [1] Nov 17, 1975
Panama Nov 26, 1990 Nov 26, 1990 [2] -
Paraguay Oct 7, 1995 Jun 7, 1995 [1] Sep 15, 1992
Palau Feb 18, 2003 Oct 18, 2002 [2] -
Peru Mar 30, 1992 Mar 30, 1992 [1] Aug 28, 1986
Philippines Nov 8, 1994 Jul 8, 1994 [2] -
Papua New Guinea Jul 16, 1993 Mar 16, 1993 [2] -
Poland Mar 22, 1978 Nov 22, 1977 [2] -
Portugal Mar 24, 1981 Nov 24, 1980 [1] Jul 15, 1976
Romania Sep 21, 1991 May 21, 1991 [2] -
Russian Federation Feb 11, 1977 Oct 11, 1976 [1] Feb 13, 1974
Rwanda Apr 1, 2006 Dec 1, 2005 [2] -
South Africa Dec 21, 1975 Mar 12, 1975 [6] -
Samoa Feb 6, 2005 Oct 6, 2004 [2] -
Sao Tome and Principe Dec 21, 2006 Aug 21, 2006 [2] -
Serbia Apr 27, 1992 Jul 3, 2001 [4] -
Senegal Nov 11, 1977 Jul 11, 1977 [2] -
Seychelles Mar 22, 2005 Nov 22, 2004 [2] -
Sierra Leone Apr 13, 2000 Dec 13, 1999 [2] -
Slovakia Jan 1, 1993 Mar 31, 1993 [4] -
Slovenia Jun 25, 1991 Nov 5, 1992 [4] -
Spain Sep 4, 1982 May 4, 1982 [2] -
Sri Lanka Oct 15, 1990 Jun 15, 1990 [2] -
Saint Lucia Jun 19, 2002 Feb 19, 2002 [2] -
Sudan May 7, 2005 Jan 7, 2005 [2] -
Suriname Nov 22, 1985 Jul 22, 1985 [2] -
Sweden Dec 21, 1975 Dec 5, 1974 [6] -
Switzerland May 16, 1976 Jan 16, 1976 [1] Feb 21, 1974
Syrian Arab Republic Jul 5, 1998 Mar 5, 1998 [1] -
Tajikistan Nov 18, 2001 Jul 18, 2001 [2] -
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of Aug 13, 2000 Apr 13, 2000 [2] -
Thailand Sep 13, 1998 May 13, 1998 [6] -
Togo Nov 4, 1995 Jul 4, 1995 [2] -
Trinidad and Tobago Apr 21, 1993 Dec 21, 1992 [2] -
Tunisia Mar 24, 1981 Nov 24, 1980 [2] -
Turkey Nov 13, 1994 Jul 13, 1994 [2] -
Uganda Jul 4, 1988 Mar 4, 1988 [2] -
Ukraine Dec 1, 1991 Aug 1, 1991 [2] -
Uruguay Sep 22, 1984 May 22, 1984 [2] -
United States of America Apr 18, 1987 Dec 18, 1986 [1] Sep 13, 1985
Uzbekistan Feb 8, 2002 Oct 8, 2001 [2] -
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of Nov 23, 1988 Nov 23, 1988 [2] -
Viet Nam Jan 20, 1989 Sep 20, 1988 [2] -
Zambia Dec 28, 1991 Aug 28, 1991 [2] -
Kazakhstan May 2, 2007 Jan 2, 2007 [2] -
United Arab Emirates Dec 29, 2007 Aug 29, 2007 [2] -
Iraq Feb 17, 2008 Oct 17, 2007 [2] -
Montenegro Jun 3, 2006 Feb 3, 2006 [2] -
Yemen Feb 8, 2008 Oct 8, 2007 [2] -
Turkmenistan Jul 3, 2009 Mar 3, 2009 [2] -
Lao, People's Dem. Rep. Sep 28, 2010 May 28, 2010 [2] -
Grenada Sep 22, 2012 May 22, 2012 [2] -
Bhutan Sep 7, 2012 May 7, 2012 [2] -
Andorra Nov 23, 2012 Jul 23, 2012 [1] Feb 23, 2012
Zimbabwe May 3, 2013 Jan 3, 2013 [2] -
Eswatini, Kingdom of Jun 15, 2013 Feb 15, 2013 [2] -
Kiribati Aug 3, 2013 Apr 3, 2013 [2] -
Oman Aug 19, 2013 Apr 19, 2013 [2] -
South Sudan Oct 10, 2013 Jun 10, 2013 [2] -
Kuwait Sep 5, 2015 May 5, 2015 [2] -
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. May 16, 2018 Jan 16, 2018 [2] -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature