She added: "The reserve, which consists of several different habitats, including a fresh water lake, saline lakes, tall reed marshes, gravel plains, sand dunes and Sabkha, was designated in 2013 as the first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands in Abu Dhabi Emirate, gaining international recognition and protection.
Summary: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Ramsar Convention
Secretariat ink deal for 10-day summit in Dubai
Sheikh Abdullah pointed out that the contract will help EPA extend its partnership with IUCN to achieve the best goals and to maintain Kuwait's obligations through the international agreements such as the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands, under which the Mubarak Al Kabir Reserve was inaugurated in the Boubyan Island.
The World Wetlands Day is celebrated every February 2, marking the date of adoption of the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands in 1971.
Barcelo, CESO III, DENR-8 regional director told reporters that the day marks the adoption of the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands of International importance on February 2, 1971 in Ramsar City, Iran.
On the occasion of the World Wetlands Day 2018, the World Heritage Centre welcomes the close collaboration between the Ramsar Convention
and the World Heritage Convention.
Zulfikar Halepoto, Prof Ismail KumAbhar, Dr Ashothama, Farida Channa and others urged the government to honour Ramsar convention
on wetlands' protection and conservation of water bodies.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the celebration of the event is intended to focus worldwide attention on the importance of wetlands, their values and benefits in general, and the Ramsar Convention
in particular, so as to stimulate political attention and action to empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) is coordinating with relevant authorities to declare Barr al Hikman Wetlands Reserve in Mahout in Al Wusta (declared by the Royal Decree 51/2014), as the second site under the Ramsar Convention
The area has been officially declared as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention
, and the tours will be conducted by 'Quest for Adventure,' an adventure sports company.
Al Zorah Nature Reserve, a premium waterfront destination in Ajman, has been officially declared as a 'Wetland of International Importance' under the Ramsar Convention
, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List, said a report.
Dubai Creek Harbour sits by the Dubai Creek, overlooks the Downtown Dubai skyline and is near the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, a biologically diverse wetland reserve and home to over 67 species of water birds, protected under the UNESCO Ramsar Convention