The present report provides the information requested under Article 8.2 of the Convention concerning changes to the List of Wetlands of International Importance (the “Ramsar List”) and changes to the character of listed wetlands since 21 June 2018. (The period up to June 2018 was covered by document COP13 Doc.12).

Natural wetlands are in long-term decline around the world says this global report on the state of wetlands. Between 1970 and 2015, inland and marine/coastal wetlands both declined by approximately 35%, where data are available, three times the rate of forest loss.

Today, there are an estimated 370 million indigenous peoples across the world. Although they represent a relatively small portion of the global population, they account for the largest portion of linguistic and cultural diversity on Earth.

The future of the “New Monrovia,” is one of five areas in Liberia under the Ramsar Convention that the government of Liberia is receiving funding for to protect.

The Ramsar Convention recognizes the interdependence of people on wetlands for their important economic, cultural, scientific and recreational values.

Degradation of wetlands reduces resilience against water-related hazards such as floods, droughts and storm surges.

The Central Government had published the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 vide notification number G.S.R. 951(E), dated the e December, 2010 to regulate various activities within the wetlands in the country.

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change has expressed reservations about the Punjab government’s recent initiative of introducing inland transportation through River Indus.

In a move set to increase protection of wetlands in Maharashtra, the state wetland committee in its first meeting has decided to speed up proposals on converting at least nine important wetlands in

The Bombay high court has set a 15-day deadline for the state government to prepare a comprehensive plan for protection of wetlands.