A Brief Introduction to Ramsar Convention

The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) — called
the “Ramsar Convention” — is an intergovernmental treaty that
embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological
character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the
“wise use”, or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their
Unlike the other global environmental conventions, Ramsar is
not affiliated with the United Nations system of Multilateral Environmental
Agreements, but it works very closely with the other MEAs and is a full partner
among the                                               “biodiversity-related cluster” of treaties and agreements.

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