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|Title:||Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat|
|Alternative Title(s):||Ramsar Convention|
|Convention on Wetlands|
|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)|
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|Site Administrator:||Ramsar Convention Bureau|