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The Ramsar Convention Manual, 6th edition

The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) is an intergovernmental treaty whose mission is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”. As of January 2013, 163 nations have joined the Convention as Contracting Parties, and more than 2,060 wetlands around the world, covering over 197 million hectares, have been designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Topics Environmental and biodiversity protection
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Copyright © Ramsar Convention Secretariat 2013 Reproduction of material from this publication for educational and other non-commercial purposes is authorized without prior permission from the Ramsar Secretariat, providing full acknowledgment is given. Reproduction of material for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Ramsar Secretariat. Note: The designation of geographical entities in this Manual, and the resentation of the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Ramsar Convention Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Citation: Ramsar Convention Secretariat, 2013. The Ramsar Convention Manual: a guide to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), 6th ed. Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Gland, Switzerland.

Version / Edition 6
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat Rue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland Phone: +41 22 999 01 70 Email:

Co-author (individual) Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Publication place Switzerland
Publisher Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Publication date 2013
Pagination 112
Keywords Ramsar,Wetlands
Date uploaded February 21, 2018, 07:18 (UTC)
Date modified February 21, 2018, 07:21 (UTC)