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Marine and Freshwater

Definition(s)

Areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.Wetlands may incorporate riparian and coastal zones adjacent to the wetlands, and islands or bodies of marinewater deeper than six metres at low tide lying within the wetlands. (Source: RAMSAR Convention, Art 1.1 and 2,1)

In other languages

French
zone humide
Russian
переувлажненные земли
Spanish
humedal
Chinese, Simplified
湿地
Arabic
منطقة رطبة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with wetland

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Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
Ramsar Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
United Nations Environment Assembly