Dictionary of Geotourism

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Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_400

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat was signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. It was revised by the Paris Protocol in 1982. The convention stipulates that wetlands are temporary or permanent, natural or man-made, brackish or non-brackish water bodies with stagnant water or little water movement, such as swamps, wetlands, peatlands and watersheds. They are usually not more than 6 m deep at low tide.

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