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Wetlands: UNESCO and Ramsar join efforts to preserve important sites

  • T. Schaaf

Wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres. ('Ramsar' definition )

Related links:

  • Polesie project on wetlands
  • Joint UNESCO-RAMSAR wetlands sites
  • Complete list of wetlands recognized as biosphere reserves (under the auspices of UNESCO), and as Wetlands of International Importance (under the Ramsar Convention).
  • Ramsar website

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