Watch | All about Ramsar sites

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Watch | All about Ramsar sites

A video on the Ramsar Conference on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty for the conservation and sensible use of wetlands

A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international significance. These wetlands are protected beneath the strict guidelines of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands also called the Convention on Wetlands, is an intergovernmental treaty for the conservation and sensible use of wetlands.

The convention, signed in 1971 by UNESCO within the Iranian metropolis of Ramsar, is likely one of the oldest inter-governmental accords for preserving the ecological character of wetlands.

Over 170 nations are actuallyparty to the Ramsar Convention. There are over 2,400 Ramsar Sites all over the world covering over 2.5 million sq. kilometers.


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