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Title: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat
Alternative Title(s): Ramsar Convention
Convention on Wetlands
Available From: http://sedac.ciesin.org/entri/texts/ramsar.wetlands.waterfowl.habitat.1971.html
Conclusion Date: 1971-02-02
Entry Into Force Date: 1975-12-21
Description: 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.
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands website contains information about the Convention, as well as amending documents, ratification information, the List, and the Contracting Parties.
The text of the Ramsar Convention is provided in HTML. The text is available in the convention's three working languages (English, French, and Spanish) and also in German. UNESCO serves as depositary.
Legal Citation: 996 UNTS 245; TIAS 11084; 11 ILM 963 (1972)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Air, Space & Water > Water > International Rivers, Lakes, Groundwater & Wetlands
Home > International Environmental Law > Sustainable Development
Home > International Environmental Law > Biodiversity & Protection of Ecosystems
Keywords: biodiversity
sustainable development
water pollution
wetlands
wildlife
Language(s): English
French
German
Spanish
Site Administrator: Ramsar Convention Bureau
ramsar@ramsar.org


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