Resolution approved to protect wetlands worldwide
Reserva de la Biosfera Marismas Nacionales Nayarit.
In recognition of World Wetlands Day on 4 February, a global action plan to secure the water sources of important wetlands has been proposed by the Mexican Government to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The proposal is based on Mexico’s Water Reserves Programme which protects the water sources of all the country’s protected areas and Ramsar wetlands to ensure the future viability of these areas to 2050. These commitments are built into Mexico’s National Development Plan and Climate Programme, as healthy wetlands are a key defence against climate change impacts. The proposal will be further developed and adopted at the Ramsar summit in Uruguay in June. More than 2,000 sites covering over 200 mill ha are registered as Ramsar sites worldwide.
Original article posted on: 19.02.15 Updated: 12.03.15