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List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance

This is the list of wetlands of International Importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.[1][2]

The Convention establishes that "wetlands should be selected for the list on account of their international significance in terms of ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology." Over the years, the Conference of the Contracting Parties has adopted more specific criteria interpreting the Convention text.

The complete list of Wetlands of International Importance is accessible from the Ramsar website: www.ramsar.org


AfricaEdit

AlgeriaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Chott Ech Chergui 2000

BeninEdit

Name Area (km2)
Basse Vallée du Couffo, Côtiere Lagoon, Chenal Aho, Lake Ahémé 475
Basse Vallée de l'Ouémé, Porto-Novo Lagoon, Lake Nokoué 916
Site Ramsar du Complexe W 8,954.80
Zone humide de la rivière Pendjari 1,447.74

BotswanaEdit

Hippos in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Name Area (km2)
Okavango Delta 55,374

Burkina FasoEdit

Name Area (km2)
W National Park 2,350
La Mare d'Oursi 450
La Mare aux Hippopotames 192

BurundiEdit

Name Area (km2)
Rusizi delta in the Rusizi Natural Reserve and the northern part of the Lake Tanganyika littoral 10

CameroonEdit

Name Area (km2)
Barombi Mbo Crater Lake 4.15
Estuaire du Rio Del Rey 1,650
Partie Camerounaise du fleuve Ntem 398.48
Partie Camerounaise du fleuve Sangha 62
Partie Camerounaise du Lac Tchad 125
The Waza Logone Floodplain 6,000
Zone humide d'Ebogo 30.97

Cape VerdeEdit

Name Area (km2)
Curral Velho
Lagoa de Pedra Badejo
Lagoa de Rabil
Salinas de Porto Inglês

Central African RepublicEdit

Name Area (km2)
Les rivières de Mbaéré-Bodingué 1,013
Rivière Sangha située en République Centrafricaine 2,750

ChadEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Chad National Park 16,482
Lake Fitri 1,950

ComorosEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Dziani Boundouni 0.3
Le Karthala 130
Le Mont Ntringui 30

Côte d'IvoireEdit

Name Area (km2)
Complexe Sassandra-Dagbego 105.51
Fresco[disambiguation needed] 155.07
Grand-Bassam 402.10
Îles Ehotilé-Essouman 272.74
N'Ganda N'Ganda 144.02
Parc national d'Azagny 194

Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

Lake Mai-Ndombe at Tumba-Ngiri-Maindombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Name Area (km2)
Mangroves National Park 660
Virunga National Park 8,000
Tumba-Ngiri-Maindombe 65,696

DjiboutiEdit

Name Area (km2)
Haramous-Loyada 30

EgyptEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Bardawil 595
Lake Burullus 462
Lake Qarun Protected Area 1340.42
Wadi El Rayan Protected Area 1757.90

Equatorial GuineaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Annobón 230
Muni Estuary Natural Reserve 800
Ntem River and Campo River 330

GabonEdit

Name Area (km2)
Petit Loango 4,800
Setté Cama 2,200
Wongha-Wonghé 3,800

GambiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Baobolon Wetland Reserve 200
Niumi National Park 49.4
Tanbi Wetland Complex 63.04

GhanaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Keta Lagoon Complex 1,277.8
Densu Delta, 46.2
Muni Lagoon 86.7
Owabi 72.6
Sakumo Lagoon 13.4
Songor Lagoon 287.4

GuineaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ile Alcatraz 0.01
Ile Blanche 0.1
Iles Tristao 850
Konkouré 900
Niger-Mafou 10,155
Niger-Niandan-Milo 10,464
Niger-Source 1,804
Niger-Tinkisso 4,006
Rio Kapatchez 200
Rio Pongo 300
Sankarani-Fié 10,152
Tinkisso 8,960

Guinea-BissauEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lagoa de Cufada 390.98

KenyaEdit

Lake Baringo in Kenya
Name Area (km2)
Lake Baringo 314
Lake Bogoria 107
Lake Elmenteita 109
Lake Naivasha 300
Lake Nakuru 188
Tana River Delta Ramsar Site 1,636

LesothoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lets'eng-la-Letsie 4.34

LiberiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Gbedin Wetlands 0.25
Kpatawee Wetlands 8.35
Lake Piso 760.91
Marshall Wetlands 121.68
Mesurado Wetlands 67.6

LibyaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ain Elshakika 0.33
Ain Elzarga 0.5

MadagascarEdit

Name Area (km2)
Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty 74.91
Lac Kinkony 138
Lac Tsimanampetsotsa 456.04
Le Lac Alaotra: wetlands and watershed 7,225
Marais de Torotorofotsy avec leurs bassins versants 99.93
Parc de Tsarasaotra 0.05
Rivière Nosivolo et affluents 3,585.11
Zone humide de Mandrozo 151.45
Zones humides de Bedo 19.62

MaliEdit

Name Area (km2)
Inner Niger Delta 41195

MalawiEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Chilwa 2248

MauritaniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Banc d'Arguin 12,000
Chat Tboul 155
Lac Gabou et le réseau hydrographique du Plateau du Tagant 95
Parc National du Diawling 156

MauritiusEdit

Name Area (km2)
Blue Bay Marine Park 3.53
Pointe d'Esny Wetland 0.22
Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary 0.26

MoroccoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Aguelmams Sidi AliTifounassine 6
Archipel et dunes d'Essawira 40
Baie d'Ad-Dakhla 400
Baie de Khnifiss 200
Barrage Al Massira 140
Barrage Mohammed V 50
Cap des Trois Fourches 50
Complexe de Sidi Moussa-Walidia 100
Complexe du bas Loukkos 36
Complexe du bas Tahaddart 110
Embouchure de l'oued Dr'a 100
Embouchure de la Moulouya 30
Embouchures des oueds Chbeyka-Al Wa'er 80
Lac d'Afennourir 8
Lacs Isly-Tislite 8
Marais ete côte du Plateau de Rmel 13
Merja Sidi Boughaba 6.5
Merja Zerga 73
Moyenne Dr'a 450
Oasis du Tafilalet 650
Sebkha Bou Areg 140
Sebkha Zima 7.6
Zones humides de l'oued El Maleh 12
Zones humides de Souss-Massa 10

MozambiqueEdit

Name Area (km2)
Marromeu Complex 6,880
Lake Niassa and its Coastal Zone 13,637

NamibiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Etosha Pan, Lake Oponono & Cuvelai drainage 6000
Orange River Mouth 5
Sandwich Harbour 165
Walvis Bay 126

NigerEdit

Name Area (km2)
Complexe Kokorou-Namga 668
Dallo Bosso 3762
Dallo Maouri 3190
Lake Chad 3404
W National Park 2200
Zone humide du moyen Niger 881
Zone humide du moyen Niger II 658

NigeriaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Hadejia-Nguru wetlands - Nguru Lake and Marma Channel complex 581

RwandaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Rugezi-Bulera-Ruhondo

Republic of the CongoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Télé/Likouala-aux-Herbes Communal Reserve 4,390

Sao Tome and PrincipeEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ilots Tinhosas 0.23

SenegalEdit

The Saloum Delta in Senegal
Name Area (km2)
Bassin du Ndiaël 100
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary 160
Gueumbeul 7
Saloum Delta 730

SeychellesEdit

Name Area (km2)
Aldabra Atoll 439
Mare Aux Cochons High Altitude Freshwater Wetlands 0.01
Port Launay Coastal Wetlands 1.21

Sierra LeoneEdit

Name Area (km2)
Sierra Leone River Estuary 2950

South AfricaEdit

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Name Area (km2)
Barberspan 31
Blesbokspruit 18
De Hoop Vlei 7
De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary) 9
Natal Drakensberg Park 2,428
Kosi Bay 110
Lake Sibhayi 77
Langebaan 60
Ndumo Game Reserve 101
Nylsvley Nature Reserve 40
Orange River Mouth 20
Seekoei-vlei Nature Reserve 48
St Lucia System 1,555
Turtle Beaches and Coral Reefs of Tongaland 395
Verloren Valei Nature Reserve 59
Verlorenvlei 15
Wilderness Lakes 13

SudanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Dinder National Park 10,846
Dongonab BayMarsa Waiai 2800
SuakinGulf of Agig 11,250
Sudd 57,000

TanzaniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Kilombero Valley Floodplain 7,967.35
Lake Natron basin 2,247.81
Malagarasi-Muyovoziwetlands 32,500
Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Marine Ramsar Site 5,969.08

TogoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bassin versant Oti-Mandouri 4,250
Parc national de la Keran 1,634
Reserve de faune de Togodo 310
Zones Humides du Littoral du Togo 5,910

UgandaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Bisina Wetland System 542.29
Lake George 150
Lake Mburo-Nakivali Wetland System 268.34
Lake Nabugabo wetland system 220
Lake Nakuwa Wetland System 911.5
Lake Opeta Wetland System 689.12
Lutembe Bay 0.98
Mabamba Bay Wetland System 24.24
Murchison Falls-Albert Delta Wetland System 172.93
Nabajjuzi Wetland System 17.53
Rwenzori Mountains Ramsar Site 995
Sango Bay-Musambwa Island-Kagera Wetland System (SAMUKA) 51.1

ZambiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bangweulu Swamps 11,000
Busanga Swamp, Kafue National Park 2,000
Kafue Flats inc. Lochinvar National Park & Blue Lagoon National Park 6,005
Lake Tanganyika (portion in Zambia) 2,300
Luangwa floodplains 2,500
Lukanga Swamp 2,600
Mweru wa Ntipa 4,900
Zambezi Floodplain (Barotse Floodplain) 9,000

ZimbabweEdit

Name Area (km2)
Cleveland Dam
Chinhoyi Caves
Driefontein Grasslands
Lake Chivero and Manyame
Mana Pools
Monavale Wetland
Victoria Falls National Park

AsiaEdit

Mudflats in Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh

BahrainEdit

Name Area (km2)
Tubli Bay
Hawar Islands

BangladeshEdit

Name Area (km2)
Sundarbans Reserved Forest 6,017
Tanguar Haor 100

BhutanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bumdeling 1.42
Khotokha 1.14

CambodiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Boeng Chhmar and Associated River System and Floodplain, part of the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve 280
Koh Kapik and Associated Islets 120
Middle Stretches of the Mekong River north of Stoeng Treng 146

ChinaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bitahai Wetland, Yunnan 19
Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, Shanghai 326
Dafeng National Nature Reserve (Elaphurus davidianus), Jiangsu 780
Dalai Lake National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia 7,400
Dalian National Spotted Seal Nature Reserve (Phoca vitulina), Liaoning 117
Dashanbao, Yunnan 59
Dongdongtinghu, Hunan 1,900
Dongzhaigang, Hainan 54
Eerduosi National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia 77
Eling Lake, Qinghai 659
Honghe National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 218
Huidong Harbor Sea Turtle National Nature Reserve, Guangdong 4
Lashihai Wetland, Yunnan 36
Mai Po Marshes & Inner Deep Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong 15
Maidika, Tibet Autonomous Region 435
Mapangyong Cuo, Tibet Autonomous Region 738
Nan Dongting Wetland & Waterfowl Reserve, Hunan 1,680
Napahai Wetland, Yunnan 21
Niaodao ("Bird Island"), Qinghai 536
Poyanghu, Jiangxi 224
San Jiang National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 1,644
Shankou Mangrove Nature Reserve, Guangxi 40
Shuangtai Estuary, Liaoning 1,280
Sihcao Wetlands,[3] Taiwan 5.15
Xi Dongting Lake (Mupinghu) Nature Reserve, Hunan 350
Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 2,225
Xianghai, Jilin 1,055
Yancheng National Nature Reserve, Jiangsu 4,530
Zhaling Lake, Qinghai 649
Zhalong, Heilongjiang 2,100
Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve, Guangdong 203

IndiaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

Danau Sentarum in Indonesia
Name Area (km2)
Berbak 1,627
Danau Sentarum 800
Pulau Rambut Wildlife Reserve 0.90
Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park 1,051.94
Wasur National Park 4,138.1
Sembilang National Park 2,028.96

IranEdit

Name Area (km2)
Anzali Wetland Complex,[4] 150
Arjan Meadow,[5] 22
Lake Gori,[6] 1.2
Lake Kobi,[7] 12
Lake Parishan,[5] 40
Miankaleh Peninsula, Gorgan Bay, Lapoo-Zaghmarz Ab-bandan[8] 1000
Shadegan International Wetlands,[5][9][10] 2
Hawizeh Marsh (Haur Al-Hawizeh) 1377

IsraelEdit

Name Area (km2)
En Afeq Nature Reserve 0.66
Hula Nature Reserve 3

JapanEdit

Main article: Ramsar sites in Japan

JordanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Azraq Oasis 73.72

LaosEdit

Name Area (km2)
Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands 23.6
Xe Champhone Wetlands 124

LebanonEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ammiq Wetlands 2.8
Deir el Nouriyeh cliffs of Ras Chekaa
Palm Islands Nature Reserve 4.5
Tyre Beach 3.8

MalaysiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bera Lake 311
Pulai River 91
Kukup Island 6
Tanjung Piai 5
Trusan Kinabatangan Forest Reserve 404
Kulamba Wildlife Reserve 207
Kuala Maruap and Kuala Segama Forest Reserve 177
Lower Kinabatangan Segama Wetlands 788

MongoliaEdit

MyanmarEdit

Name Area (km2)
Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary 2.56

NepalEdit

Name Area (km2)
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve 175
Beeshazar Tal in Chitwan District 32
Ghodaghodi Tal in Kailali District 25.63
Jagdishpur Reservoir in Kapilvastu District 2.25
Gokyo Lakes in Sagarmatha National Park 77.7
Gosainkunda in Rasuwa District 10.3
Rara Lake in Rara National Park 15.83
Phoksundo Lake in Shey Phoksundo National Park 4.94
Mai Pokhari in Ilam District 0.12

PakistanEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Name Area (km2)
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary 148.36
Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area 1.75
Naujan Lake National Park 145.68
Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary 58
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park 222.02
Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park 968.28

Sri LankaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Annaiwiludawa Tank Sanctuary 13.97
Bundala 62.10
Maduganga River 9.15
Vankalai Sanctuary 48.39
Kumana Wetland Cluster 190.11

SyriaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Sabkhat al-Jabbul Nature Reserve[11] 100

TajikistanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Karakul Lake 364
Kayrakum Reservoir 520
Lower part of Pyandj River
Shorkul and Rangkul lakes 24
Zorkul Lake 38

ThailandEdit

TurkmenistanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Turkmenbashy Bay 2671.24

United Arab EmiratesEdit

Name Area (km2)
Mangrove and Alhafeya Protected Area in Khor Kalba 14.94
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary 6.20
Wadi Wurayah National Park 127

UzbekistanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Aydar Arnasay Lakes System 5,271
Lake Dengizkul 331

VietnamEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ba Bể 100.48
Bàu Sấu Wetlands and Seasonal Floodplains 137.59
Cape Cà Mau National Park 418.62
Tràm Chim National Park 73.13
Xuân Thủy Natural Wetland Reserve 120

YemenEdit

Name Area (km2)
Detwah Lagoon

EuropeEdit

AlbaniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Shkodër and Buna river 495.62
Karavasta Lagoon 2,000
Butrint National Park 135

AndorraEdit

Name Area (km2)
Parc naturel de la vallée de Sorteny (Parc natural de la vall de Sorteny) 10.80

ArmeniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Khor Virap Marsh 0.5
Lake Arpi 32.30
Lake Sevan 4902.31

AzerbaijanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Ağgöl (Ağgöl National Park) 5
Gizil-Agach State Reserve 990.6

BelarusEdit

Name Area (km2)
Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve 851.5
Duleby Island-Zaozerye 307.7
Kotra 105.8
Kozyansky 260.6
Mid-Pripyat State Landscape Zakaznik
Morochno
Olmany Mires Zakaznik
Pripyatsky National Park
Prostyr
Sporovsky Biological Reserve
Stary Zhaden
Vigonoshchanskoe
Vydritsa
Yelnia
Zvanets

BelgiumEdit

Name Area (km2)
De Ijzerbroeken te Diksmuide en Lo-Reninge 24
Kalmthoutse Heide 22
Marais d'Harchies 5
Schorren van de Beneden Schelde 4.2
Vlaamse Banken 19
Zwin 5

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bardaca Wetlands 35
Hutovo Blato 74.11
Livanjsko Polje 458.68

BulgariaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Persina 69
Ropotamo 55
Poda 1

CroatiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Crna Mlaka 7.56
Kopački Rit 238.94
Vransko Lake 57.48
Lonjsko Polje and Mokro Polje (incl. Krapje Djol) 512.18
Neretva River Delta 127.42

CyprusEdit

Name Area (km2)
Akrotiri (British Overseas Territory) 21.71
Larnaca Salt Lake 15.85

Czech RepublicEdit

Name Area (km2)
Krkonošská rašeliniště 2.3
Lednické rybníky 6.5
Litovelské pomoraví 51.22
Mokřad dolního Podyjí 115
Mokřady Liběchovky a Pšovky 3.5
Novozámecký a Břehyňský rybník 9.23
Podzemní Punkva 15.71
Poodří 54.50
Třeboňská rašeliniště 1.1
Třeboňské rybníky 101.65
Šumavská rašeliniště 63.71

DenmarkEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ertholmene 12.66
Horsens Fjord and Endelave 427.37
Lille Vildmose 73.93
Lillebælt 351.89
Læsø 665.48
Madum Sø 2.54
Rold Skov 74.24
Ringkøbing Fjord 276.52
Stadil and west Stadil Fjord 69.32
Wadden Sea (Danish part) 1510.80
Little Belt[12] 351
Læsø[12] 664
Wadden Sea[12] 1505

EstoniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve 260
Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve and Piirissaar Island 326
Endla Nature Reserve 80.5
Hiiumaa Islets and Käina Bay 177
Laidevahe Nature Reserve 24.2
Matsalu National Park 486.1
Muraka Nature Reserve 124
Nigula Nature Reserve 64
Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex (Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve and Nehatu Nature Reserve) 46.4
Sookuninga Nature Reserve 58.7
Soomaa National Park 371.7
Vilsandi National Park 241

FinlandEdit

Name Area (km2)
Vanhankaupunginlahti 5.08

FranceEdit

Name Area (km2)
Baie de Somme 170
Baie du Mont Saint-Michel 620
Basse-Mana 590
Basses Vallées Angevines 65
Bassin du Drugeon 59
Camargue 850
Etang de Biguglia 20
Etangs de la Champagne humide 1,350
Etangs de la Petite Woëvre 53
Etangs du Lindre, Forêt du Romersberg et zones voisines 53
Golfe du Morbihan 230
Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin de la Guadeloupe 200
Grande Brière 190
La Brenne 1,400
La Petite Camargue 370
Lac de Grand-Lieu 63
Lac du Bourget - Marais de Chautagne 55
Marais De Kaw 1,370
Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, Baie des Veys 325
Marais du Fier d'Ars 45
Marais salants de Guérande et du Més 52
Rives du Lac Léman 33

GeorgiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ispani Mire 7.7
Wetlands of Central Kolkheti 337.1

Germany[13]Edit

Name Area (km2)
Bodden Sea: Rügen - Hiddensee - Zingst 258
Danube floodplains & Donaumoos 80
Elbe river floodplains between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg 75
Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park 117
Lower Saxon Wadden Sea, East Frisian Wadden Sea & Dollart 1216
Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas 4549
Lake Starnberg 57

GreeceEdit

Name Area (km2)
Amvrakikos Gulf 236.49
Artificial Lake Kerkini 109.96
Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon Delta 118.08
Evros Delta 92.67
Kotychi Lagoons 63.02
Small Prespa Lake 50.78
Lake Vistonida, Porto Lagos, Lake Ismaris, and adjoining lagoons 243.96
Lakes Volvi, and Koronia 163.88
Messolonghi-Etoliko Lagoons 33.87
Nestos Delta and adjoining lagoons 219.30

GuernseyEdit

Name Area (km2)
Alderney West Coast and the Burhou Islands (C.I.) 156.29
Lihou Island and l'Erée Headland, Guernsey 4.27

IcelandEdit

Name Area (km2)
Grunnafjördur 14.70
Myvatn-Laxá region (part) 200
Thjörsárver 375

Republic of IrelandEdit

Isle of ManEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ballaugh Curragh, Ballaugh 1.93

ItalyEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bacino dell'Angitola 9
Biviere di Gela 2.6
Isola Boscone 2.0
Lago dei Monaci 0.9
Lago di Barrea 3.0
Lago di Matzi 4.1
Lago di Caprolace 2.3
Lago di Fogliano 4.0
Lago di Nazzano 2.7
Lago di Sabaudia 15
Lago di Tovel 0.4
Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella 14
Laguna di Orbetello 9
Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto 5
Le Cesine 6
Ortazzo e Ortazzino 4.4
Palude Brabbia (near Cazzago Brabbia) 4.6
Palude della Diaccia Botrona 25
Palude di Bolgheri 5
Palude di Colfiorito 1.6
Palude di Ostiglia 1.2
Piallassa della Baiona e Risega 16
Pian di Spagna - Lago di Mezzola 17
Punte Alberete 4.8
Sacca di Bellocchio 2.2
Saline di Cervia 8
Saline di Margherita di Savoia 39
Stagno di Cábras 36
Stagno di Cagliari (a.k.a. Santa Gilla) 35
Stagno di Corru S'Ittiri, Stagni di San Giovanni e Marceddì 26
Stagno di Mistras 7
Stagno di Molentargius 14
Stagno di Pauli Maiori 2.9
Stagno di Sale Porcus 3.3
Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia 2.2
Iseo 3.3
Torre Guaceto 9
Valle Bertuzzi 31
Valle Campotto e Bassarone 14
Valle Cavanata 2.4
Valle di Gorino 13
Valle Santa 2.6
Valli del Mincio 11
Valli residue del comprensorio di Comacchio 135
Vendicari 15
Vincheto di Cellarda 1.0

JerseyEdit

Name Area (km2)
Les Écrehous and Les Dirouilles 54.59
Les Minquiers 95.75
Les Pierres de Lecq 5.12
South East Coast of Jersey, Channel Islands 32.10

KazakhstanEdit

Name Area (km2)
Alakol-Sasykkol Lakes System 9,15
Koibagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System
Kulykol-Taldykol Lake System
Naurzum Lake System
Lakes of the lower Turgay & Irgiz
Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System 3,533
Ural River Delta and adjacent Caspian Sea coast
Zharsor-Urkash Lake System

Kyrgyz RepublicEdit

Name Area (km2)
Chatyr-Kul 161
Issyk Kul
Song Kol Lake 368.7

LatviaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Engure 0.2
Lake Kaņieris
Lubana Wetland Complex
Northern Bogs
Pape Wetland Complex
Teici and Pelecares bogs

LiechtensteinEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ruggeller Riet 1.01

LuxembourgEdit

Name Area (km2)
Haff Réimech 3.13
Vallée de la Haute-Sûre 169

MacedoniaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Dojran 26.96
Lake Prespa 189.2

MaltaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ghadira 0.11
Is-Simar 0.05

MoldovaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lower Dniester 600
Lower Prut Lakes 191.52
Unguri – Holosnita 155.53

MonacoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto et zone côtière du Portier 0.1

MontenegroEdit

Name Area (km2)
Skadar lake 2

NetherlandsEdit

De Biesbosch in the Netherlands
Name Area (km2)
Alde Feanen 25
Bargerveen Nature Reserve 21
Boschplaat 44
Broekvelden / Vettenbroek 7
De Biesbosch (southern part) 17
De Deelen 5.2
De Wieden 94
Deurnese Peelgebieden 14.5
Drontermeer 6
Engbertsdijksvenen 9.75
Fluessen / Vogelhoek / Morra 21
Grevelingen 139
Griend 0.23
Groote Peel 9
Haringvliet 108
Hollands Diep 40.5
IJmeer 74
IJsselmeer 1,080
Ketelmeer and Vossemeer 39
Krammer-Volkerak 64.5
Lauwersmeer 58
Leekstermeergebied 14.5
Markermeer 610
Naardermeer 7.52
Oostelijke Vechtplassen 45
Oosterschelde & Markiezaatmeer 380
Oostvaardersplassen 56
Oudegaasterbrekken 8.5
Rottige Meenthe 11.3
Sneekermeer / Goengarijpsterpoelen / Terkaplester-poelen and Akmarijp 23
Veerse Meer 25.75
Veluwemeer 31.5
Voordelta 900
Voornes Duin 15
Frisian Islands, Coastline of the North Sea, Breehaart 1,350
Wadden Sea 2499.98
Weerribben 34
Western Scheldt en Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe 195
Wolderwijd en Nuldernauw 26
Zoommeer 11.75
Zuidlaardermeer 21
Zwanenwater 6
Zwarte Meer 20.5

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bertiandos and São Pedro of Arcos Lagoons 346
Caldeira da Graciosa 120
Caldeira do Faial 312
Caldeirão do Corvo 316
Complexo Vulcânico das Furnas 2,855
Complexo Vulcânico das Sete Cidades 2,171
Complexo Vulcânico do Fogo 2,182
Estrela Mountain Upper Plateau and upper Zêzere River 5,075
Estuário do Tejo 14,563
Estuário do Sado 25,588
Fajã da Caldeira and Fajã dos Cubres 87
Ilhéus das Formigas and Recife Dollabarat 0.07
Lagoa de Albufeira 19.95
Lagoa de St. André et Lagoa de Sancha 26.38
Mira Minde Polje and related Springs 6.62
Mondego Estuary 15.18
Pateira de Fermentelos Lake and Águeda and Cértima Valleys 15.59
Paúl da Praia da Vitória (Praia da Vitória Marsh) 0.16
Paúl de Arzila 5.85
Paúl de Boquilobo 5.29
Paúl de Madriz (Bas Mondego) 2.26
Paúl de Tornada (Tornada Marsh) 0.5
Paúl do Taipal (Taipal Marsh) 2.33
Furnas do Enxofre and Algar do Carvão (Planalto Central da Terceira) 12.83
Planalto Central das Flores (Morro Alto) 25.72
Planalto Central de São Jorge (Pico da Esperança) 2.31
Planalto Central do Pico (Achada) 7.48
Ria de Alvor 14.54
Ria Formosa 160
Sapais de Castro Marim 22.35
Vascão River 443.31

RomaniaEdit

The Danube Delta in Romania
Name Area (km2)
Bistret 274.82
Blahnita 452.86
Borcea Arm 215.29
Calafat-Ciuperceni-Danube 292.06
Canaralele de la Horsova 74.06
Comana Natural Park 249.63
Danube Delta 6470
Danube Islands-Bugeac-Iortmac 828.32
Dumbrăviţa Fishpond Complex 4.14
Iron Gates Natural Park 1156.66
Jiu-Danube Confluence 198
Lake Calarasi 50.01
Lake Techirghiol 14.62
Mureş Floodplain 171.66
Old Danube-Macin Arm 267.92
Olt-Danube Confluence 466.23
Poiana Stampei Peat Bog 6.40
Small Island of Braila 175.86
Suhaia 195.94

RussiaEdit

SerbiaEdit

Name Area km2
Labudovo okno 37.33
Lake Ludaš 5.93
Obedska bara 175.01
Peštersko polje 34.55
Slano Kopovo 9.76
Stari Begej - Carska Bara 17.67

SlovakiaEdit

Domica cave in Slovakia
Name Area (km2)
Caves of the Demänova Valley 14.48
Domica 6.22
Dunajské luhy 144.88
Latorica 44.05
Moravské luhy 53.8
Orava River and its Tributaries 8.65
Parížske močiare 1.84
Poiplie 4.11
Rudava River Valley 5.6
Senné Fish-ponds 4.25
Šúr 11.37
Tisa River 7.35
Turiec Wetlands 7.5
Wetlands of Orava Basin 92.87

SloveniaEdit

Name Area km2
Lake Cerknica and its environs 72.50
Sečovlje salt pans 6.5
Škocjan Caves 3.05

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

Name Area (km2)
Aloppkölen - Köpmankölen 201
Ånnsjön 110
Asköviken - Sörfjärden 122
Åsnen 168
Blekinge skärgård 125
Dalälven - Färnebofjärden 173
Dättern 40.1
Dumme mosse 33.5
Emån 15.8
Falsterbo - Foteviken 75.3
Fylleån 9.1
Gammelstadsviken 4.36
Getterön Nature Reserve 4.5
Gotlands eastern coast 49
Helgeån 80.5
Hjälstaviken 7.7
Hornborgasjön 65.1
Hovran with surroundings 48.6
Kallgate - Hejnum 16.5
Kilsviken 90.9
Klingavälsån - Krankesjön 39.7
Komosse 40.7
Kvismaren 7.8
Laidaure 41.5
Lundåkra vik 19.8
Mörrumsån - Pukavik 27.4
Mossaträsk - Stormyran 9.5
Nordre älvs estuary 72.1
Ölands eastern coast 84.6
Oldflån - Flån 101
Östen 10.1
Ottenby 16.1
Persöfjärden 33.2
Sjaunja 1,886
Skälderviken 13.5
Southern Bråviken 36.1
Stigfjorden 69.4
Stockholms outer archipelago 150
Store Mosse and Kävsjön 75.8
Storkölen 70.4
Sulsjön - Sulån 3.5
Svartån in Västmanland 22.3
Tåkern 56.5
Tärnasjön 118
Tavvavuoma 287
Tjålmejaure - Laisdalen 214
Tönnersjöheden - Årshultsmyren 123
Träslövsläge - Morups Tånge 19.9
Tysjöarna 4.1
Umeälvs delta 10.4
Western Lake Roxen 41.7

SwitzerlandEdit

Klingnauer Stausee in Switzerland
Name Area (km2)
Bolle di Magadino 7
Fanel et Chablais de Cudrefin 12
Kaltbrunner Riet 1.5
Klingnauer Stausee 3.6
Le Rhône genevois-Vallons de l'Allondon et de La Laire 20
Les Grangettes 3.3
Niederried Stausee 3.0
Rive sud du Lac de Neuchâtel 17

TurkeyEdit

Name Area (km2)
Akyatan Lagoon 147
Gediz Delta 149
Göksu Deltasi 150
Kızılırmak Delta 217
Kizören Obrouk 1.27
Lake Burdur 248
Lake Kus 204
Lake Kuyucuk (Kuyucuk Gölü) 4.16
Lake Seyfe (Seyfe Gölü) 107
Lake Uluabat 199
Meke Maar 2.02
Sultan Marshes 172
Yumurtalik Lagoons 198.53

UkraineEdit

United KingdomEdit

Crown Dependencies
See: Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

North AmericaEdit

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Codrington Lagoon 36

The BahamasEdit

Name Area (km2)
Inagua National Park 326

BarbadosEdit

Name Area (km2)
Graeme Hall Swamp 0.33

BelizeEdit

Name Area (km2)
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary 66
Sarstoon Temash National Park 170

CanadaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Alaksen 6
Baie de l'Isle-Verte 22
Beaverhill Lake 181
Cap Tourmente 24
Chignecto Bay 10
Columbia Wetlands 150
Creston Valley 70
Delta Marsh 230
Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary 8,159
Grand Codroy Estuary 9
Fraser River Delta 206
Hay-Zama Lakes 500
Lac Saint-François 23
Lac Saint-Pierre 120
Last Mountain Lake 156
Long Point 137
Malpeque Bay 244
Mary's Point 12
Matchedash Bay 18
McConnell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary 328
Mer Bleue Conservation Area 33
Minesing Wetlands 60
Musquodoboit Harbour 19
Oak Hammock Marsh 36
Old Crow Flats 6,170
Peace-Athabasca Delta 3,213
Point Pelee 16
Polar Bear Pass 2,624
Polar Bear Provincial Park 24,087
Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary 62,782
Quill Lakes 635
Rasmussen Lowlands 3,000
Shepody Bay 122
Southern BightMinas Basin 268
Southern James Bay (Moose River & Hannah Bay) 253
St. Clair 2
Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary 50
Whooping Crane Summer Range 16,895

Costa RicaEdit

Isla del Coco, Costa Rica
Name Area (km2)
Caño Negro 99.69
Cuenca Embalse Arenal 672.96
Gandoca-Manzanillo 94.45
Humedal Caribe Noreste 753.10
Humedal Maquenque 596.92
Isla del Coco 996.23
Laguna Respringue 0.75
Manglar de Potrero Grande 1.39
Palo Verde 245.19
Tamarindo 5
Terraba-Sierpe 306.54
Turberas de Talamanca 1,925.20

CubaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Ciénaga de Zapata 4520
Buenavista 3135
Ciénaga de Lanier y Sur de la Isla de la Juventud 1262
Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila 2268.75
Humedal Delta del Cauto 478.36
Humedal Río Máximo-Cagüey 220

Dominican RepublicEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lago Enriquillo 200
Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna 77,518
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laguna Cabral o Rincón 46

El SalvadorEdit

Name Area (km2)
Area Natural Protegida Laguna del Jocotal 44.79
Complejo Bahía de Jiquilisco 635
Complejo Güija 101.80
Complejo Jaltepeque 494.54
Embalse Cerrón Grande 606.98
Laguna de Olomega 75.57

GrenadaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Levera Wetland 5.18

GuatemalaEdit

HondurasEdit

JamaicaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Black River Lower Morass 57
Mason River Protected Area, Bird Sanctuary and Ramsar Site 0.82
Palisadoes – Port Royal 75.23
Portland Bight Wetlands and Cays 245.42

MexicoEdit

NicaraguaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Cayos Miskitos y Franja Costera Immediata 850
Deltas del Estero Real y Llanos de Apacunca 817
Lago de Apanás-Asturias 54.15
Los Guatuzos 437.5
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Río San Juan 430
Sistema de Humedales de la Bahía de Bluefields 865.01
Sistema de Humedales de San Miguelito 434.75
Sistema Lacustre Playitas-Moyúa-Tecomapa 11.61
Sistema Lagunar de Tisma 168.5

PanamaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bahía de Panamá 489.19
Golfo de Montijo 807.65
Humedales de Importancia Internacional Damani-Guariviara 240.89
Punta Patiño 138.05
San San-Pond Sak 164.14

ParaguayEdit

Name Area (km2)
Reserva para Parque Nacional Estero Milagro 250
Parque Nacional Ypoá 1,000
Laguna Chaco Lodge 25
Laguna Teniente Rojas Silva 84.7
Reserva para Parque Nacional Río Negro 3,700
Parque Nacional Tinfunque 2,800

Saint LuciaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Mankoté Mangrove 0.6
Savannes Bay 0.25

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

Name Area (km2)
Buccoo Reef 1287
Caroni Swamp 8398
Nariva Swamp 6234

United StatesEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

FijiEdit

Name Area (km2)
Upper Navua Conservation Area 6.15

Marshall IslandsEdit

Name Area (km2)
Jaluit Atoll Conservation Area 690
Namdrik Atoll 111.9

New ZealandEdit

Name Area (km2)
Farewell Spit 94.27
Firth of Thames 78
Kopuatai Peat Dome 96.65
Manawatu River mouth and estuary 2
Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve 35.56
Whangamarino Wetland 56.9

PalauEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Ngardok 4.93

Papua New GuineaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Kutubu 49.24
Tonda Wildlife Management Area 5,900

SamoaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Lake Lanoto'o National Park 4.70

South AmericaEdit

ArgentinaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bahía de Samborombón 2,439.65
Bañados del Río Dulce and Laguna de Mar Chiquita ~ 9,960
Glaciar Vinciguerra y turberas asociadas 27.6
Humedal Laguna Melincué 920
Humedales Chaco 5,080
Humedales de Península Valdés 426.95
Jaaukanigás 4,920
Laguna Blanca National Park 112.50
Laguna de Llancanelo 650
Laguna de los Pozuelos 162.24
Lagunas Altoandinas and Puneñas de Catamarca 12,281.75
Lagunas de Guanacache, Desaguadero and of the Bebedero 9,623.70
Lagunas de Vilama 1570
Lagunas y Esteros del Iberá 245.50
Parque Provincial El Tromen 300
Palmar Yatay 214.50
Reserva Costa Atlantica de Tierra del Fuego 286
Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 3.53
Reserva Natural Otamendi 30
Reserva Provincial Laguna Brava 4050
Parque Nacional Río Pilcomayo 518.89

BoliviaEdit

Los Lípez in Bolivia
Name Area (km2)
Bañados del Izozog y el río Parapetí 6158.82
Cuenca de Tajzara 55
Lake Titicaca (Bolivian sector) 8000
Poopó Lake and Uru Uru Lake 9676.07
Laguna Concepción 311.24
Llanos de Moxos wetlands[14] 69,000
Los Lípez 14277.17
Palmar de las Islas y las Salinas de San José 8567.54
Pantanal Boliviano 31898.88
Río Blanco 24049.16
Río Matos 17297.88
Sitio Ramsar Río Yata 28132.29

BrazilEdit

Name Area (km2)
Abrolhos Marine National Park 913
Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area 17,750.36
Ilha do Bananal 5,623.12
Lagoa do Peixe National Park 344
Mamirauá Reserve of Sustainable Development 11,240
Pantanal Matogrossense National Park 1,350
Parque Estadual Marinho do Parcel Manoel Luís, Baixios do Mestre Álvaro and Tarol 345.56
Reentrancias Maranhenses 26,809.11
Fazenda Rio Negro 70
Reserva Particular do Patrimonio Natural SESC Pantanal 878.71
Rio Doce State Park 359.73

ChileEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bahía Lomas 589.46
Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary 48.77
Humedal El Yali 5.2
Laguna del Negro Francisco y Laguna Santa Rosa 624.6
Salar de Surire 158.58
Salar de Tara 54.43
Salar del Huasco 60
Santuario de la Naturaleza Laguna Conchalí 0.34
Sistema Hidrológico de Soncor 671.33

ColombiaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Complejo de Humedales Laguna del Otún 65.79
Delta del Río Baudó 88.88
Laguna de la Cocha 390
Sistema Delta Estuarino del Río Magdalena, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta 4000
Sistema Lacustre de Chingaza 40.58

EcuadorEdit

Name Area (km2)
Cajas National Park 285.44
Machalilla National Park 144.3

PeruEdit

Paracas in Peru
Name Area (km2)
Bofedales y Laguna de Salinas 176.57
Complejo de humedales del Abanico del río Pastaza 38,273.29
Humedal Lucre – Huacarpay 19.79
Lago Titicaca (Peruvian sector) 4,600
Laguna del Indio – Dique de los Españoles 5.02
Lagunas Las Arreviatadas 12.50
Manglares de San Pedro de Vice 33.99
Pacaya Samiria 20,800
Paracas 3,350
Reserva Nacional de Junín 530
Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejía 6.91
Santuario Nacional Los Manglares de Tumbes 29.72
Zona Reservada Los Pantanos de Villa 2.63

SurinameEdit

Name Area (km2)
Coppenamemonding 120

UruguayEdit

Name Area (km2)
Bañados del Este y Franja Costera 4,074.08
Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay 174.96

VenezuelaEdit

Name Area (km2)
Archipiélago Los Roques 2,132.20
Ciénaga de Los Olivitos 260
Cuare 99.68
Laguna de la Restinga 52.48
Laguna de Tacarigua 92

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Ramsar Sites Database
  3. ^ "Sihcao Wetland introduction" quoted from TT News, accessed 5 January 2009
  4. ^ "Ramsar Information Sheet: Anzali Wetlands Complex", accessed 28 November 2008
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  6. ^ "Ramsar Information Sheet: Lake Gori", accessed 1 December 2008
  7. ^ "Ramsar Information Sheet: Lake Kobi", accessed 1 December 2008
  8. ^ "Ramsar Information Sheet: Miankaleh Peninsula, Gorgan Bay and Lapoo-Zaghmarz Ab-bandans", accessed 28 November 2008
  9. ^ Kaffashi S, Shamsudin MN, Radam A, Rahim KA, Yacob MR, Muda A, Yazid M (2011) Economic valuation of Shadegan International Wetland, Iran: notes for conservation. Regional Environ Change 11(4):925–934
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  11. ^ "National Report of Syria for COP7" Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 1999
  12. ^ a b c Ramsar-områder - 27 specielt naturbeskyttet områder
  13. ^ The Annotated Ramsar List: Germany, 28. August 2008
  14. ^ Rowe, Mark (April 2013). "Boost for Bolivian wetlands". BBC Wildlife 31 (4): 42. 

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