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The Ramsar Convention

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The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) -- called the "Ramsar Convention" -- is an intergovernmental treaty (the only one dealing with a particular ecosystem) 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 territories. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.
Their "wise use" of wetlands is defined as "the maintenance of their ecological character, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development". "Wise use" therefore has at its heart the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of humankind.

More info: www.ramsar.org
Produced by: www.ramsar.org
Year: 2010
Language: English
Region: Global

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