Clearing House Mechanism

Ramsar Sites

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (commonly known as the Ramsar Convention) was adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. There are currently 168 State Parties to the Convention who commit to 11WOrk towards the wise use of all their wetlands”. Myanmar joined the Ramsar Convention in 2005 and has so far designated just one Ramsar site, Moeyungyi Wetland Sanctuary. lndawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary has been nominated as a Ramsar site, and there are on-going initiatives to nominate parts of the Gulf of Mottama.