Identification

Title
Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites)
Abstract

Ramsar Sites are wetlands considered to be of international importance. The international convention which forms the basis for their identification is commonly referred to as the "Ramsar Convention" after the city in Iran where the convention was signed in 1971. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

There are currently over 2,200 Ramsar Sites around the world. They cover over 2.1 million square kilometres, an area larger than Mexico.

For more information, visit: www.ramsar.org

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Publication Date
Jan. 6, 2017, 11 p.m.
Type
Vector Data
Keywords
Biodiversity Surface water
Category
Ecohydrology
Ecohydrology studies the interactions between water and ecosystems. These interactions may take place within water bodies or on land.
Regions
Global
Approved
Yes
Published
Yes
Featured
No
Group
Theme 2: Groundwater
DOI
None
Responsible

Name
Tales Carvalho Resende (Tales.Carvalho-Resende)
email
t.carvalho-resende@unesco.org
Position
Organization
UNESCO-IHP
Location
Voice
Fax
Information

Identification Image
Spatial Resolution
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Projection System
EPSG:4326
Extension x0
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Extension x1
166.9990835760001
Extension y0
-54.77435882299994
Extension y1
71.09643850200007
Features

Restrictions
/
Edition
The List of Wetlands of International Importance (2016). Retrieved from https://www.ramsar.org/sites/default/files/documents/library/sitelist.pdf
Language
English
Data Quality
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Supplemental Information

The Convention’s mission is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”.

Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply all our fresh water. However they continue to be degraded and converted to other uses.

Contact Points

Name
Tales Carvalho Resende (Tales.Carvalho-Resende)
email
t.carvalho-resende@unesco.org
Position
Organization
UNESCO-IHP
Location
Voice
Fax

References

Link Online
/layers/sites:geonode:sites
Metadata Page
/layers/sites:geonode:sites/metadata_detail

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Metadata Author

Name
Tales Carvalho Resende (Tales.Carvalho-Resende)
email
t.carvalho-resende@unesco.org
Position
Organization
UNESCO-IHP
Location
Voice
Fax