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The 2009 Ramsar video “Wetlands: keeping our planet alive and well” is available for download in English, French, and Spanish versions, both long and short. “The movie tells a story about the importance of wetlands for human beings and issues that these most precious resources are facing. The Ramsar Convention helps people to work together and manage these vital ecosystems.” It was first screened at Ramsar COP10 in Changwon, Korea, to grand applause, and in fact was produced by with generous financial support from the city of Changwon.The long version runs about 4 and a half minutes, about 30MB each, and the 1 and a half minute shorter version is about 12MB. These downloadables are in QuickTime .MOV format.

Both long and short videos, in all three languages, are also available free-of-charge on a DVD in either PAL or NTSC format, and if you would like to receive one of the DVDs, please send your name and postal address (and PAL or NTSC preference) to

Download here

The long version (4:30):

The shorter version (1:59):

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Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
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2,186 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,674,247

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