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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and the Convention's member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet. For more information on the Ramsar Convention see the web site www.ramsar.org.
Ramsar Wetlands in Western Australia are areas that have been identified as of international significance to be conserved and protected for their importance in regard to conserving biological diversity.
For more information contact the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's (DWER) office on (08) 6467 5000 or see www.der.wa.gov.au/your-environment/environmentally-sensitive-areas.
For information on the management of wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention, contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) on (08) 9334 0455 or see www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/wetlands.