Access to practical tools & resources to help Canadians better understand and conserve wetlands.


The Ramsar Sites Database contains information on wetlands designated as internationally important under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1971). These wetlands are commonly known as Ramsar Sites. Wetlands International manages and develops the Ramsar Database under contract to the Ramsar Convention Secretariat.

The database can answer questions such as:

Which Ramsar Sites in North America are identified for harbouring threatened species?

How many Ramsar Sites over 1,000,000 hectares are there?

Which Ramsar Sites are cited as threatened by invasive species?

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Canada and United States, World, Nunavut, United States

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