List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance


List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance

This is the list of wetlands of international importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.

The Convention establishes that “wetlands should be selected for the List on account of their international significance in terms of ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology.” Over the years, the Conference of the Contracting Parties has adopted more specific criteria interpreting the Convention text, as well as an Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands and a Classification system of wetland type [ [http://ramsar.org/key_guide_list2006_e.htm The Strategic Framework, Handbook No. 14, Ramsar Web site. All issues pertaining to the Ramsar List were encapsulated in Resolution VII.11 adopted by the Conference of the Parties in May 1999 and entitled Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance.] ] .

ite listing by country

This data have been taken from the [http://www.wetlands.org/RSDB/default.htm Ramsar Sites Database] . A complete list can be found at [http://www.ramsar.org/sitelist.pdf www.ramsar.org/sitelist.pdf]

Australia

Belgium

Bolivia

Burkina Faso

Chad

Comoros

Croatia

Denmark

Equatorial Guinea

Gabon

Greece

Isle of Man

(as of June 16, 2007)

Japan

Kenya

Malaysia

Monaco

New Zealand

Pakistan

Romania

Sierra Leone

witzerland

:"See also: List of Ramsar wetlands of Thailand"

Turkey

United Kingdom

see also: Jersey

ee also

* Ramsar Convention
* list of Ramsar sites in Scotland

References


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