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Tuesday, 24 March 2015 01:09

La renaissance verte de Panjin

Published in Hun He (Liao)
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:44

Lake Seyfe

Cultural and Natural Asset; Nature Protection Area. A saline average-nutrient lake, fed by a stream and springs. The site includes reedbeds and areas of saline steppe. The lake is an important staging area for internationally important numbers of waterbirds, and provides crucial feeding habitat for breeding birds. Only scientific and educational activities are allowed.
Published in Kizilirmak
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:30

Kizilimak Detasi

Different habitats ( sea, sand, wet meadows, pastures , lakes , flooded forest ), rich flora and fauna of the scientific work for a natural outdoor laboratory with the Red River we prepare nature and science-oriented Delta " Red River Delta in DO?ADAN SCHOOL SCIENCE BRIDGE " With our project ;
Published in Kizilirmak

Coastal mudflats, mangroves and saltmarshes around the deltas of three rivers, subject to spring flooding. A shallow, inshore zone includes mud and sand flats, bars and spits. Arid plains and steppe occur inland. The area is important for wintering waterbirds.
Published in Rud-e-shur (Shoor)

An extensive network of the Ob River tributaries composed of permanent and seasonal lakes (sors), marshes, and islands supporting high taiga forests and meadows. These habitats interact, forming a complex and unique mosaic of terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
Published in Ob
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:43

Humedal Ramsar Huacarpay - Cusco

Published in Ucayali
Monday, 19 January 2015 00:08

Chilika Development Authority

Situated on the east coast of India, and connected to the Bay of Bengal through a narrow sea mouth, Chilika is also a lagoon. And like all coastal lagoons, its waters are rich with life. It is the largest brackish Water Lagoon with estuarine character that sprawls along the east coast. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory waterfowl found anywhere on the Indian sub-continent.

Published in Mahanadi
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00

Prespa Lake - Ecosystem

Published in Lake Prespa
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Namibian Wetlands and EcoTourism

Published in Omuramba-Ovambo

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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)...
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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
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:49

Lake Kus

Cultural and Natural Asset; National Park, Permanent Wildlife Reserve. A turbid nutrient-rich lake fed by streams and groundwater, subject to seasonal fluctuations in level. The site includes small deltas, extensive marshes supporting reeds and rushes, and tree-lined river banks. The lake, on a migratory waterbird route,...
Published in Bursa_Balikesir
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:43

Lake Gori

A freshwater lake fringed by extensive reedbeds of various species, and lying in a closed, high altitude basin. The lake is fed by rainfall, runoff, springs and small streams, with inflow from spring snow-melt being the greatest contributor. The surrounding area is semi-arid steppe and includes a small settlement and associated cultivation.
Published in Lake Orumieh (Urmia)

An artificially maintained wetland in the South Caspian lowlands. Comprises four "damgahs", i.e. shallow freshwater impoundments based on rice paddies developed as duck-trapping areas, surrounded by forest strips and reedbeds, and including a Wildlife Refuge (48ha). The area is of outstanding importance...
Published in Babol
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:11

Amirkelayeh Lake

Wildlife Refuge. A deep, freshwater lake supporting extensive reedbeds and a rich floating and submerged vegetation. The lake is fed by springs and run-off, and at times of high water level drains into the Caspian Sea. The area is important for several species of wintering waterbirds, mostly Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.).
Published in Safid Rud
Monday, 03 March 2014 15:34

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

A vast complex of freshwater marshes and watercourses with numerous shallow lakes and ponds in the upper basin of the Agusan River and its tributaries, which rise in the hills of eastern Mindanao. Some parts of the marsh have been converted into fishponds and rice paddies.

Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993. Wildlife Refuge. An extensive delta on the border with Iraq, forming part of the largest lowland in Iran, and composed of the floodplains of major rivers draining 11.5 million hectares. The site includes fresh and brackish sedge marshes, tidal flats, creeks, sandbanks and a low island.

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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.
Published in Lake Orumieh (Urmia)

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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.
Published in Lower Zambesi
Monday, 27 January 2014 03:37

Banc d'Arguin National Park (UNESCO/NHK)

Published in Sahara

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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.
Published in Schelde - Escaut
Friday, 10 January 2014 19:37

Proyecto Iberá (Sitio RAMSAR)

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.
Published in Lower Parana
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...

Published in Rio Lerma
Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:21

Ramsar site : Manipur's Loktak Lake

Published in Chindwin
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.
Published in Coastal W. Adriatic

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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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Published in Moselle - Saar
Monday, 09 September 2013 00:00

Humedales de Ventanilla

Published in Peruvian Coast
Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:00

Lake Parishan Festival in Iran

Published in Dalaki

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Published in Okavango Delta

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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, 27 May 2013 04:13

Humedales de Sanabria

Published in Douro-Duero

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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

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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)

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, ...
Published in Dalaki
Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:00

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.
Published in Neman (Nemunas)
Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:00

Nemunas Delta Voices

Published in Neman (Nemunas)

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.
Published in Neyriz Lake

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.

Published in Vistula (Wisla)
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.

Published in _Ireland rivers Global
Monday, 11 February 2013 15:44

Los Manglares del Golfo de Montijo

Published in Coastal Pacific

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Published in Upper Danube (Donau)

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

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.
Published in Madeira
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