Activities

The Convention on Wetlands sponsors and hosts a number of wetland-related activities directed to the Convention and wetlands community and to the general public.

The Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands approved the themes for World Wetlands Day as follows:

  • Wetlands and Climate Change, theme for 2019
  • Wetlands and Biodiversity, theme for
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Urbanization is one of the key defining mega-trends of our time. It is transforming where and how people will live in the future. Four billion people, about half of...

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on...

We benefit in so many ways from wetland ecosystems but most people do not recognize wetlands’ vital value in sustaining our lives. More than a billion people around the world...

The 19 Ramsar Regional Initiatives (RRIs) support cooperation and capacity-building on wetland-related issues in specific regions. 

A group of Contracting Parties in a region, which may also share a common...

Where a Ramsar Site’s ecological character is threatened, the Contracting Party can request a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM). This mechanism was formally adopted by Recommendation 4.7 in 1990. It enables...