Ramsar Webinar, North America

Category: Americas

Last updated: September 10th, 2021

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Have you ever wondered what role a specific wetland plays in the international scheme of things?  Does it have international significance?  What can be done to protect and promote its unique contributions?  If so, then you should attend this webinar on Ramsar in the US and Canada on May 27th, 2015, 2-4 EDT, marking part of the celebrations of American Wetlands Month.

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Despite a historical focus on protecting wetlands for waterfowl, Ramsar’s scope has expanded in recent years to focus more broadly on wetlands of “specific and irreplaceable global value.”

This webinar will provide an overview of Ramsar and what it means for the US and Canada, the upcoming Ramsar Conference of Contracting Parties, and the benefits of becoming a designated Ramsar site in the North America.  The webinar is free to attend, see this information sheet for more details of speakers and content, or click here to register.