Member Type Global Intergovernmental Organization or Multilateral Environmental Agreement

Ramsar Convention Secretariat



Maria Rivera
Senior Advisor Americas

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 169 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 2,241 wetland sites, totaling 215 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.Related websites:


Last Updated: 7 May 2020