Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)


An intergovernmental treaty 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.

Ramsar Convention Secretariat 2013 1

It is one of the eight international conventions that focus on biodiversity issues. 2