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Lake Urmia (5000 sq.km) is a vast hypersaline lake in NW Iran, shared between the provinces of East and West Azarbayjan. It lies at the lowest point in the Urmia Basin (a closed drainage basin of almost 52000 sq.km, also including parts of Kordistan province). The Lake is a National Park, is one of the largest Iranian Ramsar Sites, ...
Published in Lake Orumieh (Urmia)
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:59

Abberton Reservoir (Ramsar Site)

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The huge expanse of Essex & Suffolk Water's Abberton Reservoir is one of Europe's top wetland sites. It is of international importance as a safe haven for wild ducks, swans and other water birds, whether resident, passing through on migration or over-wintering.

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Monday, 27 January 2014 03:37

Banc d'Arguin National Park (UNESCO/NHK)

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Published in Upper Danube (Donau)
Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Chesapeake Bay Office

Chesapeake Bay is a Ramsar site.

Wetlands provide critical habitat for many Chesapeake Bay species. A variety of living resources depend on different types of wetlands for shelter and food. In the Bay area, there are bottomland hardwood swamps, fresh marshes, salt marshes, and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation.

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Lake Parishan, an Iranian Ramsar Site in Fars Province, is one of the two demonstration sites for the UNDP/GEF Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project. It lies to the east of Kazeroun City and is part of the Arjan-Parishan Protected Area and is recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The project aims to demonstrate reduction of the major threats to the internationally important biodiversity of this wetland protected area through promoting ecosystem-based, ...
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Le bassin de la Haute-Sûre est reconnu mondialement pour ses richesses via la convention Ramsar pour la protection des zones humides. Il s'agit d'un des premiers sites Ramsar transfrontalier au monde! De par sa superficie, c'est le site Ramsar le plus important de Wallonie, mais aussi le seul à comprendre la totalité d'un bassin versant et à être habité!...

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Lakes Bakhtegan and Tashk (together known as the Neyriz Lakes) in the Fars Province in southern Iran are featured in this image acquired by ALOS – Japan's four-tonne Earth observation satellite. Lake Bakhtegan, Iran’s second largest lake, is fed mostly by the Kur River, while Lake Tashk is fed by overflow from the marshes at its west end and by a large permanent spring in the northwest.
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Published in Chubut
Monday, 27 May 2013 04:13

Humedales de Sanabria

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Monday, 09 September 2013 19:33

Humedales de Ventanilla

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Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:47

Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee

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Welcome to the official website of the Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee. The committee is a widely representative group, set up to advance the protection, appreciation and understanding of wetlands in Ireland and to promote the implementation of the Ramsar Convention. The IRWC was set up by the Government in November 2010 to assist Ireland in meeting its requirements as a signatory to the Ramsar Convention.

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Issyk-Kul is one of less than 20 ancient lakes on earth and is estimated to be approximately 25 million years old. Beginning in about 500 BC the Great Silk Road developed as a trade route through Central Asia and passed nearby the lake. Issyk-Kul is the world’s second-largest high-altitude lake and a major biological and economic resource of the country.

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Karakul Lake is the largest lake in Tajikistan. The name Karakul means "black lake".

Lake Karakul is a Ramsar site.

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Kizilirmak Delta is one of the biggest wetlands in Turkey with the largest bird diversity of 322 species. Being the most significant delta of Turkey Kizilirmak Delta preserves the natural heritage of the Black Sea Coasts. The Delta in Samsun is the areas beginning at the place where Kizilirmak reaches the sea. It is within the borders of Bafra, Alaçam and 19 May Districts on the Samsun -Sivas Highway.
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The wetlands at Koshi Tappu in eastern Nepal are vitally important, not just for Nepal’s last wild water buffalos and the tens of thousands of waterbirds they support, but also for the people who live there and depend on wetlands for their livelihoods. This dependence results in pressure on wetland resources in and around the reserve, so WWT have helped alleviate these by providing sustainable alternatives that support local livelihoods.. Click on "read more" to see Koshi Tappu wetlands on Google Earth...

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The "Laguna de Terminos" is a Ramsar site.

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Lake Biwa is a Ramsar site. Lake Biwa evolved from a tiny lake formed approx. 4 million years ago - it is the Methuselah among our living lakes (but Baikal is 6 times as old!). It has a surface area of 670 square kilometres, and is located near Kyoto in the middle of the largest Japanese Island Honshu.

Published in Lake Biwa
Monday, 21 May 2012 03:49

Lake Chad - Losing Its Stature Slowly

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Lake Naivasha is our own RAMSAR site. Let's conserve it ....

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Founded in the 1929 by the landowners surrounding the lake, its purpose was to adjudicate the marginal land that is covered and uncovered by the changing level of the water – The Riperian Land.

Published in Lake Naivasha
Sunday, 25 August 2013 01:02

Lake Parishan Festival in Iran

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Macedonia - Integrated Water Resources Management in the Prespa region through participatory processes and dialogue. Albania, Greece and Macedonia haven't always seen eye-to-eye on political issues, but when it comes to the environment they all recognize the importance of teaming up to preserve Lake Prespa, a natural resource that intersects all three countries...

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Lake Khanka is a Ramsar site.

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Lake Xingkai/Khanka is located on the border of the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Russian Federation (Russia). It is the largest lake in Northeast Asia, as well as a transboundary waterbody between China and Russia. The lake is called Lake Xingkai in China and Khanka Lake in Russia. Visit Lake Khanka on Google Erath by clicking on "read more"...

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Situé de part et d'autre du 20ème parallèle, le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (PNBA) longe le littoral mauritanien sur plus de 180 km et couvre une superficie de 12 000 km2 composée à parts presque égales de zones maritimes et terrestres.Cet écosystème côtier exceptionnel est baigné par des remontées d'eaux profondes, froides et riches en éléments nutritifs ("upwelling").
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Situé au coeur de la vallée de la Haine, le complexe marécageux d’Harchies-Hensies-Pommeroeul, mieux connu sous le nom des "Marais d'Harchies", est un site majeur pour l'ornithologie en Région Wallonne. S'il est riche en oiseaux nicheurs, il constitue également un important site de transit lors de la migration des oiseaux, tant pré que postnuptiale et offre les conditions idéales pour l'hivernage de nombreuses espèces.
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To mark the annual World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has designated its largest site ever. At more than 6.9 million hectares, the Llanos de Moxos wetland is equivalent to the size of the Netherlands and Belgium together. The wetlands are prized for their rich natural diversity, as well as their cultural value.
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Our Vision: To have a healthy lake, protected by a well informed and aware community, capable of living in harmony with and respecting the environment. Our Mission: To strengthen relationships among its communities to promote and preserve the ecology of Lake Chapala and its surroundings.

Published in Rio Lerma
Monday, 11 February 2013 15:44

Los Manglares del Golfo de Montijo

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MangroveWatch BMR is a community supported initiative helping environmental enthusiasts to monitor the health of estuarine mangroves and salt marshes of tidal wetlands in the Burnett Mary Natural Resource Management region of SE Queensland.

Published in Burnett
Monday, 21 November 2011 00:00

Mar Chiquita, un humedal excepcional

La laguna Mar Chiquita, en el noreste de la provincia de Córdoba, es el mayor lago de Argentina y el quinto lago salino del mundo. Constituye un área de gran riqueza en biodiversidad y uno de los atractivos turísticos mas importantes del centro de Argentina. Junto con los Bañados del Río Dulce constituyen un humedal de grandes dimensiones (uno de los mayores del mundo) y una nota muy singular del paisaje de la región pampeana argentina.

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The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Myanmar on 17 March 2005. Myanmar presently has 1 site designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with a surface area of 10,359 hectares. Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary (Bago Region)is a state-owned area comprising floodplain and a storage reservoir that is important for flood control.
Published in Bago (Pegu)
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Namibian Wetlands and EcoTourism

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 06:03

Nemunas Delta Regional Park

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The scenery of the Nemunas delta, with its two main arms, Atmata and Skirvyt?, and the island Rusn?, which they surround, is unique. Water is omnipresent and dominates the landscape: river arms branching out, the big lagoon lake Krok? Lanka and many other small lakes, all interwoven. You can also find ancient river beds, swamps and marshes.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 07:23

Nemunas Delta Voices

Monday, 10 December 2012 14:19

Participatory science in the Tana Delta

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Friday, 10 January 2014 19:37

Proyecto Iberá (Sitio RAMSAR)

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Ubicado en el centro-noreste de la Provincia de Corrientes, con una superficie de 1.300.000 hectáreas, el Iberá es una de las áreas naturales más importantes del Cono Sur. En términos generales, el Iberá es una cuenca hidrológica alimentada por agua de lluvia que, debido al bajo escurrimiento asociado a un terreno prácticamente plano, conserva más de la mitad de su superficie cubierta por agua.
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La Reserva Natural Otamendi conserva muestras significativas de tres ecorregiones: el Pastizal Pampeano, Espinal y Delta e Islas del Paraná. Dentro de ellas, se puede observar una importante diversidad de ambientes, tales como la Pampa Ondulada, el Talar de Barranca, el Bañado (compuesto por el Pajonal Inundable, Pastizal Salino y Ambientes de Aguas Abiertas como las Lagunas Grande y del Pescado)...
Published in Parana Delta
Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:21

Ramsar site : Manipur's Loktak Lake

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:38

Ramsar site : Vransko jezero

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ImageTravelling along the Adriatic main road towards the northern Dalmatia between two historical cities of Zadar and Šibenik, you will come across a natural phenomenon - the two equally beatiful and yet so very different azures. On one side you will see the well indented Adriatic coast, famous for its inviting beauty and clean sea, and on the other side you will see the largest natural lake in Croatia.
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Varde River runs through the central and western part of Jutland from its out-spring to Ho Bugt, passing by Varde and Esbjerg cities. The river valley is the only remaining estuary in Western Jutland and was an area of great importance for migrating waterfowls with feeding, moulting and resting sites up to the 1950’s. Then, intensive farming based on grass pellets’ production and grazing seriously impaired the area's natural qualities.
Published in Denmark West Coast
Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:10

Saving Lake Naivasha

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The Sudd wetland of South Sudan is one of the largest tropical wetlands in the world. However, despite covering an area twice the size of Spain in the wet season, very little is known about the number of people it supports or the current state of its biodiversity.

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Published in Lower White Nile
Thursday, 14 November 2013 04:35

Shrinking Lake Chapala (NASA Earth Observatory)

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Resting in a tectonic basin south of Guadalajara, Lake Chapala is the largest lake in Mexico. The lake and other wetlands in the Rio Lerma watershed are important sites for migratory, rare, and endemic (found nowhere else) waterfowl, and the lake is part of a regional pattern of endemic fish species. Lake Chapala is important economically for tourism, recreation, and fishing...

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The Biebrza National Park is located in Northeast Poland, in the Podlaskie Voivodship. The northeastern boundary of the park is near the Belarus border.The Narew River and its confluence with the Biebrza River form the southern boundary. The park was established in 1993, and with a total area of 59 233 ha, it is the largest of the Polish national parks.

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Lake Urmia in the northwestern corner of Iran is one of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world and the largest lake in the Middle East. It extends as much as 140 km from north to south and is as wide as 85 km east to west during high water period. The lake was declared a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 1971 and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
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The Lake Waihola Waipori Wetlands Society :

The Society was established to protect the values of the Waihola and Waipori wetlands. The Society is a community based organsiation made up of a wide variety of people who love the lakes and want to protect the environmental and lifestyle opportunities the area provides for our region.

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Lake Kuyucuk is a Ramsar site.

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Published in Kura Aras
Sunday, 27 April 2014 00:00

Upo Wetland Cyber Ecological Park

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Upo Wetland (includes Upo, Mokpo, Sajipo and Jokjibul) is the biggest natural continent wetland in Korea and is spread over 4 administrative districts of Youeomyun, Ebangmyun, Daehabmyun and Daejimyun of Changyounggun. It is located on 128°25' east and 35°33' north. In July of 1997, it was designated as Ecological Conservation Area by the Ministry of Environment. In March of 1998, it was registered to Ramsar Convention and is being protected.
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Uvs Lake is the largest saline lake (3,350 sq. km) in Mongolia and forms unique wetlands in the Great Lakes Depression. Its salinity varies between 3 and 35 g/l. With its reed beds and freshwater river deltas it provides significant nesting and resting areas for numerous migratory species. The shallow lake lies at an altitude of 759 m.

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This area was one of the first sites in the world to be named "a wetland of international significance"...

Published in Southern South Island
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:31

Water Dialogue in the Tana Delta

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What is the Conservation Society of Monavale (COSMO) all about? COSMO (constituted in 2005) grew out of the Monavale Residents' Environmental Action Group (formed in 2001) which was intent upon preventing development and degradation on Monavale Vlei, an important wetland of outstanding natural beauty and enormous biodiversity.
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