Protected Areas

US Designates San Francisco Bay/Estuary as Ramsar Site [viewed]

30 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) reported that the Government of the United States (US) has designated the San Francisco Bay/Estuary (SFBE) as its 35th Wetland of International Importance.

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Tunisia Designates Two Important Bird Areas as Ramsar Sites [viewed]

29 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Tunisia recently designated two Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as new Wetlands of International Importance. 

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Portugal Names New Ramsar Site in the Azores Archipelago [viewed]

29 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) reported that the Government of Portugal has named the Paúl da Praia da Vitória in the Azores Archipelago as its 31st Wetland of International Importance.

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Dominican Republic Designates Mangrove Park as Ramsar Site [viewed]

29 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of the Dominican Republic has designated the Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna as its third Wetland of International Importance.

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CMS Bulletin Highlights Progress on Conservation of Albatrosses, Petrels, Argali and Cross-River Gorilla [viewed]

January 2013: The December-January issue of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Bulletin highlights recent progress, including that four of the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (tRFMOS) have adopted seabird conservation measures that incorporate the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)'s best practice advice for pelagic long line fisheries.

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EEA 2013 Work Programme to Address Freshwater, Biodiversity, Land Use, SCP [viewed]

28 January 2013: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its “Annual Management Plan 2013,” which outlines the EEA work programme that will address a broad range of issues including: biodiversity; freshwater; marine environment; ecosystems; environment and health; sustainable consumption and production (SCP); land use; and agriculture and forests.

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Ecuador Designates Four Ramsar Sites [viewed]

28 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) reported that the Government of Ecuador has added four new Wetlands of International Importance.

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Sri Lanka Designates its Sixth Ramsar Site [viewed]

28 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Sri Lanka has designated Wilpattu Ramsar Wetland Cluster as its sixth Wetland of International Importance.

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Tunisia Designates Lake as Ramsar Site [viewed]

Ramsar24 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Tunisia has designated a new Wetland of International Importance, the Complexe Lac de Tunis.

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Ramsar STRP Panel Appointed for 2013-2015 [viewed]

Ramsar22 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) announced that Ramsar's Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) Oversight Committee has made the appointments of the Chairs, members and invited experts of the STRP for 2013-2015.

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