Wetlands: Home and Destination is the theme for this year in Bucharest, Romania
Since the Ramsar International Convention on Wetlands was signed in 1971, the Contracting Parties have met regularly to discuss wetland conservation. This eleventh meeting (COP11) is being held 6-13th July in Bucharest. The theme is ‘Wetlands: Home and Destination’, which sits within this year’s overall ‘Year of tourism and wetlands’.
There are now 162 Contracting Parties signed up to the convention, which between them protect almost 193.5 million hectares of designated wetland habitat across 2,040 listed sites of international significance.
WWT Consulting has a wealth of experience in wetland management to maximise the benefits to biodiversity and people, with a particular focus on sensitive integration of tourism to allow people to enjoy all that wetlands can offer. WWT also sits on Ramsar’s Scientific and Technical Research Panel to help steer wetland conservation. Check out our project case studies for examples of some of our wetland projects around the world and contact us if you think we can help with any of your projects.