Ramsar 40th anniversary celebrations

40th anniversary worldwide celebrations

This special section is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention. We at the Secretariat have developed a special 40th anniversary logo, prepared a 40th anniversary booklet about the Convention, its past, present and future, to be formally launched on the 2nd February, planned a special anniversary celebrations with the international community in Ramsar city, Iran in March and in Geneva, Switzerland in May, penned 12 key messages about Ramsar and wetlands to be shared from the 2nd February 2011 to the 2nd February 2012 – and more.

Some of our Contracting Parties have shared with us their plans for the 40th anniversary. You can access the full list of activities by clicking here.

> Media advisory [01/02/2011], also available in French and Spanish in PDF format.

> Message from Anada Tiéga, Secretary General

Additional links:

> Plans for worldwide celebrations

> 40th anniversary special logo

> 40th anniversary booklet

> 40th anniversary key messages

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