Waipero Kettleholes Conservation Area protects a fascinating wetland environment in CanterburyImage: DOC
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Find out what this means to New Zealand and the Department of Conservation.
Learn about the role of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in protecting wetlands areas around the world and how DOC is involved.
Learn about New Zealand sites that have been included on the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Read Ramsar Convention on Wetlands publications.
Find out more information about wetlands by viewing these websites.
Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and associated plant and animal life.
World Wetlands Day (WWD) is held on 2 February each year to commemorate the signing of the Convention on Wetlands.