Definitions for "Ramsar Convention"
Keywords:  wetlands, iran, treaty, conserve, wise
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, done at Ramsar on 2 February 1971 and signed by 22 European States. It came into force on 21 December 1975.
The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) is an international treaty that aims to halt the worldwide loss of wetlands and to conserve those that remain through wise use and management.
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971 providing the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 122 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1031 wetland sites, totalling 78.2 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance