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Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Feb 2, 1971
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000531)
Title abbreviation

Ramsar

Title (French)

Convention relative aux zones humides d'importance internationale particulièrement comme habitats des oiseaux d'eau

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre las Humedales de Importancia Internacional especialmente como Hábitat de Aves Acuáticas

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über Feuchtgebiete, insbesondere als Lebensraum für Wasser- und Wattvögel, von internationaler Bedeutung

Place of adoption
Ramsar
Depository
UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org.
Language
English, French, German, Russian
Entry into force
Dec 21, 1975
Subject
Land & soil, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Monitoring Wetlands Coastal zone management Ecosystem preservation Biodiversity Protected area Management/conservation Birds Land-use planning Protection of habitats Migratory species
Geographical area
Arctic
Abstract

Objectives: To stem the progressive encroachment on and loss of wetlands. Summary of provisions: The Convention covers 'wetlands', a term which is defined in article 1. Each Contracting Party agrees to designate at least one national wetland for inclusion in a List of Wetlands of International Importance (art.2.1), and to consider its international responsibility for the conservation, management, wise use of migratory stocks of wildfowl when modifying the content of the List (art.2.6). Contracting Parties undertake to establish nature reserves in order to conserve wetland resources and to increase waterfowl populations through management. Parties further agree to co-operate in the exchange of information as well as in the implementation of the Convention, especially in the case of wetland extending over the territories of more than one Contracting Party, and to train personnel competent in the fields of wetland management and research (art. 4 and 5). Institutional mechanism: A Conference of Parties is established (art.6). The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is designated to perform the bureau duties under the Convention (art.8)

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Website
www.ramsar.org
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Online course
Introductory Course to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

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