Ramsar Convention
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat

Ramsar Convention


This international agreement facilitates the development of domestic policies and legislation to protect wetlands while promoting their "wise use." The agreement provides for a List of Wetlands of International Importance (the List) as designated by the Member States. Each State must designate at least one wetland for inclusion in the List. 




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Signed: 2 February 1971 Entered into force: 21 December 1975