Last updated
February 2, 2005
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source.

Description

To protect wetlands, particularly because they are habitats for waterbirds and migratory birds, an international convention was signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Switzerland ratified the so-called Ramsar Convention in 1976 and agreed to ensure the sustainable use of wetlands and grant them spe-cial protection. To date, 11 sites have been designated sites under the Ramsar Convention in 4 steps. The sixth site was expanded in 2000. These sites include sections of lake shoreline, river deltas, sections of dammed rivers, marshes, glacier forelands in the Alpine region and a bog site.

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Additional information

Identifier
d960a5c8-44e4-4d10-a9f6-95f58568563c@bundesamt-fur-umwelt-bafu
Issued date
January 1, 1976
Modified date
February 2, 2005
Publishers
Bundesamt für Umwelt
Contact points
info@bafu.admin.ch
Languages
German
Further information
Link zum Fachportal
Landing page
https://www.bafu.admin.ch/bafu/de/home/themen/biodiversitaet/fachinformationen/massnahmen-zur-erhaltung-und-foerderung-der-biodiversitaet/oekologische-infrastruktur/ramsar-gebiete.html
Temporal coverage
-
Update interval
Irregular
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