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This is a great site for anyone keen on protecting wetlands almost anywhere in the world. Although the importance of wetland conservation was highlighted in the 1960s, it was only in the 1970s that an intergovernmental treaty was embraced in Ramsar, a seaside resort on the Caspian coast of Iran.

The Ramsar Convention adopted a treaty that provided the framework for national action and international cooperation for the judicious use of wetlands and their resources. Under the convention, there is a general obligation for the contracting parties to formulate and implement plans to promote the wise use of wetlands in their territories. Focussing upon this rich ecosystem, the site provides almost all the information you would ever need about the Convention. It also gives detailed information on the 114 contracting parties and wetland sites being protected. 

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