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Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

(as of 11 July 2007)


Number of Contracting Parties: 155
Number of sites designated for the List of Wetlands of International Importance: 1674
Total surface area of designated sites: 150,248,081 hectares

Country

Entry into force

Ramsar sites

Surface area

Albania

29.02.96

3

83,062

Algeria

04.03.84

42

2,959,615

Antigua and Barbuda
02.10.05
1
3,600

Argentina

04.09.92

15

3,992,201

Armenia

06.11.93

2

492,239

Australia

21.12.75

64

7,371,873

Austria

16.04.83

19

122,277

Azerbaijan

21.05.01

2

99,560

Bahamas

07.06.97

1

32,600

Bahrain

27.02.98

2

6,810

Bangladesh

21.09.92

2

611,200

Barbados
12.04.06
1
33

Belarus

25.08.91

8

283,107

Belgium

04.07.86

9

42,938

Belize

22.08.98

2

23,592

Benin

24.05.00

4

1,179,354

Bolivia

27.10.90

8

6,518,073

Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.03.92

2

10,911

Botswana

09.04.97

1

5,537,400

Brazil

24.09.93

8

6,434,086

Bulgaria

24.01.76

10

20,306

Burkina Faso

27.10.90

3

299,200

Burundi
05.10.02
1
1,000

Cambodia

23.10.99

3

54,600

Cameroon
20.07.06
2
600,415

Canada

15.05.81

37

13,066,675

Cape Verde
18.11.05
3
...
Central African Republic
05.04.06
1
101,300

Chad

13.10.90

5

9,879,068

Chile

27.11.81

9

159,154

China

31.07.92

30

2,937,481

Colombia

18.10.98

3

447,888

Comoros

09.06.95

3

16,030

Congo

18.10.98

1

438,960

Costa Rica

27.04.92

11

510,050

Côte d’Ivoire

27.06.96

6

127,344

Croatia

25.06.91

4

80,455

Cuba

12.08.01

6

1,188,411

Cyprus

11.11.01

1

1,585

Czech Republic

01.01.93

12

54,656

Democratic Republic of Congo

18.05.96

2

866,000

Denmark

02.01.78

38

2,078,823

Djibouti
22.03.03
1
3,000
Dominican Republic
15.09.02
1
20,000

Ecuador

07.01.91

12

170,771

Egypt

09.09.88

2

105,700

El Salvador

22.05.99

3

125,769

Equatorial Guinea
02.10.03
3
136,000

Estonia

29.07.94

11

218,344

Fiji
11.08.06
1
615

Finland

21.12.75

49

799,518

France

01.12.86

24

828,803

Gabon

30.04.87

6

1,763,769

Gambia

16.01.97

2

26,304

Georgia

07.06.97

2

34,480

Germany

26.06.76

32

839,327

Ghana

22.06.88

6

178,410

Greece

21.12.75

10

163,501

Guatemala

26.10.90

7

628,592

Guinea

18.03.93

14

5,587,861

Guinea-Bissau

14.05.90

1

39,098

Honduras

23.10.93

6

223,320

Hungary

11.08.79

26

206,379

Iceland

02.04.78

3

58,970

India

01.02.82

25

677,131

Indonesia

08.08.92

3

656,510

Iran, Islamic Republic of

21.12.75

22

1,481,147

Ireland

15.03.85

45

66,994

Israel

12.03.97

2

366

Italy

14.04.77

50

59,796

Jamaica

07.02.98

3

37,765

Japan

17.10.80

33

130,293

Jordan

10.05.77

1

7,372

Kazakhstan
02.05.07
1
353,341

Kenya

05.10.90

5

101,849

Kyrgyz Republic
12.03.03
2
639,700

Latvia

25.11.95

6

148,363

Lebanon

16.08.99

4

?1075

Lesotho 01.11.04 1 434
Liberia 02.11.03 5 95,879

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

05.08.00

2

83

Liechtenstein

06.12.91

1

101

Lithuania

20.12.93

5

50,451

Luxembourg

15.08.98

2

17,213

Madagascar

25.01.99

6

787,555

Malawi

14.03.97

1

224,800

Malaysia

10.03.95

5

55,355

Mali

25.09.87

1

4,119,500

Malta

30.01.89

2

16

Marshall Islands
13.11.04
1
69,000

Mauritania

22.02.83

3

1,231,100

Mauritius

30.09.01

1

26

Mexico

04.11.86

67

5,317,857

Moldova

20.10.00

3

94,705

Monaco

20.12.97

1

10

Mongolia

08.04.98

11

1,439,530

Montenegro
03.06.06
1
20,000

Morocco

20.10.80

24

272,010

Mozambique
03.12.04
1
688,000
Myanmar
17.03.05
1
256

Namibia

23.12.95

4

629,600

Nepal

17.04.88

4

23,488

Netherlands

23.09.80

49

818,908

New Zealand

13.12.76

6

39,068

Nicaragua

30.11.97

8

405,691

Niger

30.08.87

12

4,317,869

Nigeria

02.02.01

1

58,100

Norway

21.12.75

37

116,369

Pakistan

23.11.76

19

1,343,627

Palau
18.02.03
1
493

Panama

26.11.90

4

159,903

Papua New Guinea

16.07.93

2

594,924

Paraguay

07.10.95

6

785,970

Peru

30.03.92

11

6,779,393

Philippines

08.11.94

4

68,404

Poland

22.03.78

13

145,075

Portugal

24.03.81

17

73,784

Republic of Korea

28.07.97

5

4,550

Romania

21.09.91

4

682,166

Russian Federation

11.02.77

35

10,323,767

Rwanda
01.04.06
1
...
Saint Lucia
19.06.02
2
85
Samoa
06.02.05
1
...
Sao Tome and Principe
21.12.06
1
23

Senegal

11.11.77

4

99,720

Serbia

27.04.92

6

28,025

Seychelles
22.03.05
1
121

Sierra Leone

13.04.00

1

295,000

Slovakia

01.01.93

14

40,697

Slovenia

25.06.91

3

8,205

South Africa

21.12.75

19

543,978

Spain

04.09.82

63

281,768

Sri Lanka

15.10.90

3

8,522

Sudan
07.05.05
2
6,784,600

Suriname

22.11.85

1

12,000

Sweden

21.12.75

51

514,506

Switzerland

16.05.76

11

8,676

Syrian Arab Republic

05.07.98

1

10,000

Tajikistan

18.11.01

5

94,600

Thailand

13.09.98

10

370,600

The FYR of Macedonia

08.09.91

1

18,920

Togo

04.11.95

2

194,400

Trinidad & Tobago

21.04.93

3

15,919

Tunisia

24.03.81

1

12,600

Turkey

13.11.94

12

179,482

Uganda

04.07.88

11

354,803

Ukraine

01.12.91

33

744,651

United Kingdom

05.05.76

165

895,144

United Republic of Tanzania

13.08.00

4

4,868,424

United States of America

18.04.87

22

1,305,860

Uruguay

22.09.84

2

424,904

Uzbekistan

08.02.02

1

31,300

Venezuela

23.11.88

5

263,636

Viet Nam

20.01.89

2

25,759

Zambia

28.12.91

8

4,030,500

former USSR

3

669,200


For further information about the Convention on Wetlands, please contact: the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland (tel. +41 22 999 0170, fax +41 22 999 0169, e-mail ). Updated regularly, Dwight Peck, Ramsar.

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