Ramsar Convention

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Ramsar Convention

An international agreement (1971) to protect wetlands. (Also known as the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat.)
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The government has currently established five Ramsar sites, covering 85,235ha, which are located near the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, Koh Kapi area in Koh Kong district, Tonle Sap lake in Battambang province, Boeung Tonle Chhmar lake and Kampong Thom province's Stung Sen town, according to a report by the Ministry of Environment.
Aside fromthe wetland, six other Ramsar sites are found in the Philippines: the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan Tubbataha Reefs NationalMarine Park in Sulu Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Agusan del Sur Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Cebu, andthe Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area.
Aside from this wetland, six other Ramsar sites are found in the Philippines, namely: 1.
Some participants were of the view that the draft contained old data and had missed out situation analysis as well as important sectors/areas, for instance, Ramsar sites, wetlands, health sector, biodiversity and forestry.
Enhancing the network of Ramsar Sites, and of other protected and conserved areas, ensures a conservation framework.
Its high value as an ecosystem has led to its recognition as one of the Philippines' seven Ramsar sites of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
Notably, Kenya currently has six sites that have been designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 265,449 hectares.
Under Ramsar Convention, Pakistan has so far designated 19 wetlands as Ramsar Sites of International significance., said a message received from Ministry of Climate Change.
"Thanks to Dubai's commitment to preserving its wetlands, the emirate now holds three Ramsar Sites of International Importance: Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Jebel Ali Sanctuary, and Hatta Mountain Reserve.
Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention.
// Tunisia has registered 21 RAMSAR sites since 2010 The report added that the number and area of Mediterranean Ramsar sites had increased by 16% and 11% respectively since 2010, with 55 new Ramsar sites since 2010, representing an additional area of 660,000 hectares.
Sindh has nine wetlands which are recognized as Ramsar Sites. They all should be revived.