List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance

 Europe

Albania

Name

Area (~ha)

Lake Shkodër and Buna river

49,562

Karavasta Lagoon

20,000

Butrint National Park

13,500

Armenia

Name

Area (~ha)

Lake Arpi, Shirak

3,139

Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik

489,100

Azerbaijan

Name

Area (~ha)

Lake Ağgöl (Ağgöl National Park)

500

Gizil-Agach State Reserve

99,060

Belgium

Name

Area (km2)

De Ijzerbroeken te Diksmuide en Lo-Reninge

24

Kalmthoutse Heide

22

Marais d’Harchies

5

Schorren van de Beneden Schelde

4.2

Vlaamse Banken

19

Zwin

5

Bulgaria

Name

Area (km2)

Ropotamo (29/09/75)

55

Poda (2002)

1

Croatia

Name

Area (km2)

Crna Mlaka

6.25

Kopački Rit

177.7

Lonjsko Polje & Mokro Polje (incl. Krapje Djol)

505.6

Neretva Delta

115

Cyprus

Name

Area (km2)

Larnaca Salt Lake

15.85

Czech Republic

Name

Area (km2)

Krkonošská rašeliniště

2.3

Lednické rybníky

6.5

Litovelské pomoraví

51.22

Mokřad dolního Podyjí

115

Mokřady Liběchovky a Pšovky

3.5

Novozámecký a Břehyňský rybník

9.23

Podzemní Punkva

15.71

Poodří

54.50

Třeboňská rašeliniště

1.1

Třeboňské rybníky

101.65

Šumavská rašeliniště

63.71

Denmark

Name

Area (km2)

Little Belt[4]

351

Læsø[4]

664

Wadden Sea[4]

1505

Estonia

Name

Area (km²)

Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve

260

Emajõe Suursoo Nature Reserve and Piirissaar Island

326

Endla Nature Reserve

80.5

Hiiumaa Islets and Käina Bay

177

Laidevahe Nature Reserve

24.2

Matsalu National Park

486.1

Muraka Nature Reserve

124

Nigula Nature Reserve

64

Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex (Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve and Nehatu Nature Reserve)

46.4

Sookuninga Nature Reserve

58.7

Soomaa National Park

371.7

Vilsandi National Park

241

Finland

Name

Area (km²)

Vanhankaupunginlahti

5.08

France

Name

Area (km²)

Baie de Somme

170

Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

620

Basse-Mana

590

Basses Vallées Angenvines

65

Bassin du Drugeon

59

Camargue

850

Etang de Biguglia

20

Etangs de la Champagne humide

1,350

Etangs de la Petite Woëvre

53

Etangs du Lindre, Forêt du Romersberg et zones voisines

53

Golfe du Morbihan

230

Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin de la Guadeloupe

200

Grande Brière

190

La Brenne

1,400

La Petite Camargue

370

Lac de Grand-Lieu

63

Lac du Bourget – Marais de Chautagne

55

Marais De Kaw

1,370

Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, Baie des Veys

325

Marais du Fier d’Ars

45

Marais salants de Guérande et du Més

52

Rives du Lac Léman

33

Georgia

Name

Area (km²)

Central Kolkheti Ramsar site (both sides of the Rioni River mouth along the central part of the eastern Black Sea coast)

337

Ispani peat bog, near the city of Kobuleti

5

Germany

Name

Area (km²)

Danube floodplains & Donaumoos

80

Elbe river floodplains between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg

75

Bodden Sea: RügenHiddenseeZingst

258

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas

4549

Lake Starnberg

57

Lower Saxony Wadden Sea, East Frisian Wadden Sea & Dollart

1216

Greece

Name

Area (km²)

Amvrakikos Gulf

236.49

Artificial Lake Kerkini

109.96

Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon Delta

118.08

Evros Delta

92.67

Kotychi Lagoons

63.02

Lake Mikri Prespa

50.78

Lake Vistionis, Porto Lagos, Lake Ismaris, and adjoining lagoons

243.96

Lakes Volvi, and Koronia

163.88

Messolonghi-Etoliko Lagoons

33.87

Nestos Delta and adjoining lagoons

219.30

Isle of Man

(as of June 16, 2007)

Name

Area (km2)

Ballaugh Curragh, Ballaugh (06/09/06)

1.93

Italy

Name

Area (km2)

Bacino dell’Angitola

9

Biviere di Gela

2.6

Isola Boscone

2.0

Lago dei Monaci

0.9

Lago di Barrea

3.0

Lago di Matzi

4.1

Lago di Caprolace

2.3

Lago di Fogliano

4.0

Lago di Nazzano

2.7

Lago di Sabaudia

15

Lago di Tovel

0.4

Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella

14

Laguna di Orbetello

9

Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto

5

Le Cesine

6

Ortazzo e Ortazzino

4.4

Palude Brabbia (near Cazzago Brabbia

4.6

Palude della Diaccia Botrona

25

Palude di Bolgheri

5

Palude di Colfiorito

1.6

Palude di Ostiglia

1.2

Piallassa della Baiona e Risega

16

Pian di Spagna – Lago di Mezzola

17

Punte Alberete

4.8

Sacca di Bellocchio

2.2

Saline di Cervia

8

Saline di Margherita di Savoia

39

Stagno di Cábras

36

Stagno di Cagliari (a.k.a. Santa Gilla)

35

Stagno di Corru S’Ittiri, Stagni di San Giovanni e Marceddì

26

Stagno di Mistras

7

Stagno di Molentargius

14

Stagno di Pauli Maiori

2.9

Stagno di Sale Porcus

3.3

Stagno di S’Ena Arrubia

2.2

Torbiere d’Iseo

3.3

Torre Guaceto

9

Valle Bertuzzi

31

Valle Campotto e Bassarone

14

Valle Cavanata

2.4

Valle di Gorino

13

Valle Santa

2.6

Valli del Mincio

11

Valli residue del comprensorio di Comacchio

135

Vendicari

15

Vincheto di Cellarda

1.0

Jersey

Name

Area (km2)

Les Écrehous and Les Dirouilles

54.59

Les Minquiers

95.75

Les Pierres de Lecq

5.12

Kazakhstan

Name

Area (km2)

Alakol-Sasykkol Lakes System

9,15

Koibagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System
Kulykol-Taldykol Lake System
Naurzum Lake System
Lakes of the lower Turgay & Irgiz
Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System

3,533

Ural River Delta and adjacent Caspian Sea coast
Zharsor-Urkash Lake System

Latvia

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Engure

0.2

Lake Kaņieris
Lubana Wetland Complex
Northern Bogs
Pape Wetland Complex
Teici and Pelecares bogs

Luxembourg

Name

Area (km2)

Haff Réimech

3.1

Macedonia

Name

Area (~ha)

Lake Dojran

2,696

Lake Prespa

18,920

Monaco

Name

Area (km2)

Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto et zone côtière du Portier

0.1

Poland

Romania

Name

Area (km2)

Danube Delta

3446

Russia

Main article: Ramsar sites in Russia

[edit] Serbia

Name

Area (ha)

Labudovo okno

3733

Lake Ludaš

593

Obedska bara

17501

Peštersko polje

3455

Slano Kopovo

976

Stari Begej – Carska Bara

1767

[edit] Spain

 

 

The ria of the Eo River, a Ramsar Site in the north of Spain

There are 49 Ramsar sites with a total of up to 173,126 ha.

Sweden

Name

Area (km2)

AloppkölenKöpmankölen

201

Ånnsjön

110

AskövikenSörfjärden

122

Åsnen

168

Blekinge skärgård

125

DalälvenFärnebofjärden

173

Dättern

40.1

Dumme mosse

33.5

Emån

15.8

FalsterboFoteviken

75.3

Fylleån

9.1

Gammelstadsviken

4.36

Getterön Nature Reserve

4.5

Gotlands eastern coast

49

Helgeån

80.5

Hjälstaviken

7.7

Hornborgasjön

65.1

Hovran with surroundings

48.6

KallgateHejnum

16.5

Kilsviken

90.9

KlingavälsånKrankesjön

39.7

Komosse

40.7

Kvismaren

7.8

Laidaure

41.5

Lundåkra vik

19.8

MörrumsånPukavik

27.4

MossaträskStormyran

9.5

Nordre älvs estuary

72.1

Ölands eastern coast

84.6

OldflånFlån

101

Östen

10.1

Ottenby

16.1

Persöfjärden

33.2

Sjaunja

1,886

Skälderviken

13.5

Southern Bråviken

36.1

Stigfjorden

69.4

Stockholms outer archipelago

150

Store Mosse and Kävsjön

75.8

Storkölen

70.4

SulsjönSulån

3.5

Svartån in Västmanland

22.3

Tåkern

56.5

Tärnasjön

118

Tavvavuoma

287

TjålmejaureLaisdalen

214

TönnersjöhedenÅrshultsmyren

123

TräslövslägeMorups Tånge

19.9

Tysjöarna

4.1

Umeälvs delta

10.4

Western Lake Roxen

41.7

Switzerland

Name

Area (km2)

Bolle di Magadino

7

Fanel et Chablais de Cudrefin

12

Kaltbrunner Riet

1.5

Klingnauer Stausee

3.6

Le Rhône genevois-Vallons de l’Allondon et de La Laire

20

Les Grangettes

3.3

Niederried Stausee

3.0

Rive sud du Lac de Neuchâtel

17

Turkey

Name

Area (km2)

Akyatan Lagoon

49

Gediz delta

400

Ukraine

Main article: Ramsar sites in Ukraine

Name

Area (km2)

Bakotska Bay, Khmelnytska Oblast

15.9

Berda River mouth, Berdianka Spit, Berdianska Bay, Zaporizka Oblast

18

Big Chapelsk Depression, Khersonska Oblast

23.59

Bilosaraiska Bay, Bilosaraiska Spit, Donetska Oblast

20

Cape Kazantyp, Crimea

2.51

Cape Opuk Crimea

7.75

Central Syvash, Khersonska Oblast, Crimea

800

Desna River floodplains Sumska Oblast

42.7

DniesterTurunchuk crossrivers area, Odeska Oblast

760

DniproOril floodplains, Dnipropetrovska Oblast

25.6

Dnipro River Delta, Khersonska Oblast

260

Eastern Syvash Khersonska Oblast, Crimea

1,650

Karkinitska Bay, Dzharylgatska Bay Khersonska Oblast, Crimea

870

Karadag Crimea

2.24

Kryva Bay, Kryva Spit, Donetska Oblast

14

Kugurlui Lake, Odeska Oblast

65

Kyliiske Mouth @ Bastroe Channel, Odeska Oblast

328

Lake Kartal, Odeska Oblast

5

Lake Synevyr, Zakarpatska Oblast

0.29

Lower Smotrych River, Khmelnytska Oblast

14.8

Molochnyi Liman Zaporizka Oblast

224

Northern Part of the Dniester Liman Odeska Oblast

200

Obytochna Spit Obytochna Spit Zaporizka Oblast

20

Perebrody Peatlands, Rivnenska Oblast

127.18

Polissia Mires Zhytomyrska Oblast

21.45

Prypiat River floodplains, Volynska Oblast

120

Sasyk Lake (Sasyk Liman), Odeska Oblast

210

ShaganyAlibeiBurnas Lakes System, Odeska Oblast

190

Shatsk Lakes Volynska Oblast

328.5

Stokhid River floodplains, Volynska Oblast

100

Tendrivska Bay, Khersonska Oblast

380

Tyligulskyi Liman, Odeska Oblast, Mykolaivska Oblast

260

Yagorlytska Bay Khersonska Oblast, Mykolaivska Oblast

340

United Kingdom

Name

Area (km2)

Abberton Reservoir (Essex)

7.26

Alderney West Coast and the Burhou Islands (C.I.)

156.29

Akrotiri, Cyprus

21.71

AldeOre Estuary (Suffolk)

25.47

Arun Valley (W.Sussex)

52.9

Avon Valley (Hampshire)

13.85

Ballaugh Curragh (I.o.Man)

1.93

Ballynahone Bog (Co.Londonderry)

2.43

Belfast Lough (Co.Down, Co.Antrim)

4.32

Benfleet & Southend Marshes (Essex)

22.51

Bertha’s Beach, Falkland Islands

40

Black Bog (Co.Tyrone)

1.83

Blackwater Estuary (Essex)

43.95

Booby Pond and Rookery, Cayman Islands

8.2

Breydon Water (Norfolk)

12.03

Bridgend Flats, Islay

3.31

Broadland (Norfolk)

46.23

Burry Inlet (Carmarthenshire)

66.72

Cairngorm Lochs

1.73

Caithness Lochs

13.79

Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands

1,435.03

Cameron Reservoir

0.69

Carlingford Lough (Co.Down, Co.Louth)

8.31

Castle Loch, Lochmaben (Dumfries & Galloway)

1.08

Chesil Beach & The Fleet (Dorset)

7.48

Chichester and Langstone Harbours (Hampshire)

58.1

Chippenham Fen (Cambridgeshire)

1.12

Claish Moss

5.68

Coll (Argyll & Bute

22.09

Colne Estuary (Essex Coast)

27.01

Cors Caron (Ceredigion)

8.74

Cors Fochno & Dyfi (Ceredigion)

25.08

Corsydd Mon a Llyn (Anglesey and Llyn Fens)

6.26

Cromarty Firth

37.47

Crouch & Roach Estuaries (Essex Coast)

17.36

Crymlyn Bog

2.68

Cuilcagh Mountain

27.44

Deben Estuary (Suffolk)

9.79

Dee Estuary (Cheshire, Flintshire)

131.31

Dengie (Essex Coast)

31.27

Dersingham Bog (Norfolk)

1.58

Diego Garcia

354.24

Din MossHoselaw Loch

0.51

Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet

78.37

Dorset Heathlands (Dorset)

67.3

Duddon Estuary

68.06

East Sanday Coast

15.15

Eilean Na Muice Duibhe (Duich Moss), Islay

5.76

Esthwaite Water

1.37

Exe Estuary (Devon)

23.46

Fairy Water Bogs

2.24

Fala Flow

3.18

Fardrum and Roosky Turloughs

0.43

Firth of Forth

63.14

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

69.18

Foulness (Essex Coast)

109.33

Garron Plateau

46.50

Garry Bog

15.5

Gibraltar Point

4.14

Gladhouse Reservoir

1.86

Greenlaw Moor

2.48

Gruinart Flats, Islay

32.61

Hamford Water

21.87

Holburn Lake and Moss

0.28

Humber Estuary

379.88

Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp, Bermuda

0.02

Inner Moray Firth

23.39

Inner Clyde Estuary

18.25

Irthinghead Mires

7.92

Isles of Scilly

40.2

Kintyre Goose Roosts

3.12

Larne Lough

3.96

Lea Valley

44.8

Leighton Moss

1.29

Lewis Peatlands

589.84

Lihou Island and l’Erée Headland, Guernsey

4.27

Lindisfarne (Northumberland)

36.79

Llyn Idwal

0.14

Llyn Tegid

4.82

Loch Eye

20.5

Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes

7.69

Loch Leven

16.12

Loch Lomond

2.37

Loch Maree

31.74

Loch Neagh & Lough Beg

501.66

Loch Ruthven

2.01

Loch Spynie

0.94

Loch an Duin

26.21

Loch of Inch & Torrs Warren

21.11

Loch of Kinnordy

0.85

Loch of Lintrathen

2.17

Loch of Skene

1.21

Loch of Strathbeg

6.16

Lough Foyle

22.04

Lover’s Lake Nature Reserve, Bermuda

0.02

Lower Derwent Valley

9.15

Magheraveely Marl Loughs

0.59

Malham Tarn

2.86

Martin Mere

1.2

Medway Estuary & Marshes (Kent)

46.97

Mersey Estuary

50.33

Midland Meres & Mosses (Phase 1)

5.11

Midland Meres & Mosses (Phase 2)

15.88

MinsmereWalberswick (Suffolk)

20.19

Montrose Basin

9.85

Moray and Nairn Coast

24.12

Morecambe Bay

374.05

Muir of Dinnet

15.8

Nene Washes

15.17

New Forest, The (Hampshire)

16.12

Northumbria Coast (Northumberland)

11.08

North, Middle & East Caicos Islands

58.617

North Norfolk Coast

78.87

North Uist Machair and Islands

47.05

Ouse Washes

24.69

Paget Marsh, Bermuda

0.11

Pagham Harbour (Hampshire)

6.37

Pembroke Marsh East, Bermuda

0.08

Pettigoe Plateau

12.64

Pevensey Levels (E.Sussex)

35.78

Poole Harbour (Dorset)

24.39

Portsmouth Harbour (Hampshire)

12.49

Rannoch Moor

15.19

Redgrave and South Lopham Fens

1.27

Ribble and Alt Estuaries (Lancashire)

134.64

Rinns of Islay

35.71

River SpeyInsh Marshes

11.59

Ronas HillNorth Roe and Tingon

54.70

Rostherne Mere

0.8

Roydon Common

1.94

Rutland Water

13.6

Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

10

Severn Estuary

247.01

Silver Flowe

6.2

Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast)

19.39

Slieve Beagh

18.85

Solent and Southampton Water

54.15

Somerset Levels and Moors

63.88

Somerset Long Bay Pond, Bermuda

0.01

South East Coast of Jersey, Channel Islands

32.10

South Tayside Goose Roosts

3.31

South Uist Machair & Lochs

50.19

South West London Waterbodies

82.8

Spittal Pond, Bermuda

0.1

Stodmarsh (Kent)

4.81

Stour Estuary & Orwell Estuaries (Suffolk)

33.24

Strangford Lough

155.81

Swale, The (Kent)

65.15

Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast

12.47

Thames Estuary and Marshes (Essex, Kent)

55.89

Thanet Coast & Sandwich Bay (Kent)

21.69

Thursley & Ockley Bog (Surrey)

2.65

Turmennan Lough

0.15

Upper Lough Erne

58.18

Upper Solway Flats & Marshes

436.37

Walmore Common

0.53

Warwick Pond, Bermuda

25.08

Wash, The (Norfolk, Lincolnshire)

622.12

Western Salt Ponds of Anegada, British Virgin Islands

10.71

Westwater

0.5

Wicken Fen

2.54

Woodwalton Fen

2.08

Ythan Estuary & Meikle Loch

3.14

Australasia

Australia

Name

Area (~ha)

Apsley Marshes, Tasmania

880

Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve

58,300

Banrock Station, South Australia

1,375

Barmah Forest, near Barmah, Victoria

285,515

Becher Point Wetlands, Western Australia

677

Blue Lake, near Jindabyne, New South Wales

320

Bool Lagoon and Hacks Lagoon, South Australia

3,200

Bowling Green Bay National Park, North Queensland

35,500

Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land & Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Territory

220,700

Coongie Lakes, South Australia

1,9800,000

Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert, South Australia

140,500

Currawinya Lakes, Queensland

151,300

The Dales, Christmas Island

57

Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, Victoria

261

Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia

175,487

Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps, New South Wales

689

Flood Plain Lower Ringarooma River, Tasmania

3,519

Forrestdale and Thompsons Lakes, Western Australia

754

Ginini Flats Wetland Complex, Australian Capital Territory

343

Gippsland Lakes, Victoria

60,015

Great Sandy Strait, Queensland

93,160

Gwydir Wetlands, New South Wales

823

Hunter Estuary, Newcastle, New South Wales

2,971

Hosnies Spring, Christmas Island

0.3

Hunter Estuary Wetlands, New South Wales

2,971

Interlaken, Tasmania

517

Jocks Lagoon, Tasmania

19

Kakadu National Park (Stage 1), Northern Territory

683,000

Kakadu National Park (Stage 2), Northern Territory

692,940

Lake Albacutya, Victoria

5,731

Lake Gore, Western Australia

4,017

Lake Toolibin, Western Australia

493

Lake Warden System, Western Australia

2,300

Lakes Argyle and Kununurra Ramsar Site, Western Australia

117,495

Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve, New South Wales

258

Little Waterhouse Lake, Tasmania

56

Logan Lagoon, Tasmania

2,257

Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales

18,726

Moreton Bay, Queensland

113,314

Moulting Lagoon, Tasmania

4,507

Muir-Byenup System, Western Australia

10,631

Narran Lake Nature Reserve, New South Wales

5,531

New South Wales Central Murray State Forests, New South Wales

84,028

Ord River Floodplain, Western Australia

141,453

Paroo River Wetlands, New South Wales

138,304

Peel-Yalgorup System, Western Australia

26,530

Pittwater-Orielton Lagoon, Tasmania

3,334

Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

22,897

Riverland, South Australia

30,600

Roebuck Bay, Western Australia

34,119

Shoalwater and Corio Bays, Queensland

239,100

Towra Point Nature Reserve, New South Wales

387

Vasse-Wonnerup System, Western Australia

1,115

Western District Lakes, Victoria

32,898

Western Port, Victoria

59,297

New Zealand

Name

Area (km2)

Farewell Spit

94.27

Firth of Thames

78

Kopuatai Peat Dome

96.65

Manawatu River mouth and estuary

2

Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve

35.56

Whangamarino Wetland

56.9

Papua New Guinea

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Kutubu

4,924

Tonda Wildlife Management Area

5,900

Asia

Bahrain

Name

Area (km2)

Tubli Bay
Hawar Islands

Bangladesh

Name

Area (km2)

Sundarbans Reserved Forest

6,017

Tanguar Haor

100

Cambodia

Name

Area (km2)

Boeng Tonle Chmar, part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve

280

China

Name

Area (km2)

Bitahai Wetland, Yunnan

19

Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, Shanghai

326

Dafeng National Nature Reserve (Elaphurus davidianus), Jiangsu

780

Dalai Lake National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia

7,400

Dalian National Spotted Seal Nature Reserve (Phoca vitulina), Liaoning

117

Dashanbao, Yunnan 07/12/04

59

Dongdongtinghu, Hunan 31/03/92

1,900

Dongzhaigang, Hainan 31/03/92

54

Eerduosi National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia 11/01/02

77

Eling Lake, Qinghai 07/12/04

659

Honghe National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 11/01/02

218

Huidong Harbor Sea Turtle National Nature Reserve, Guangdong 11/01/02

4

Lashihai Wetland, Yunnan 07/12/04

36

Mai Po Marshes & Inner Deep Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong 04/09/95

15

Maidika, Tibet Autonomous Region 07/12/04

435

Mapangyong Cuo, Tibet Autonomous Region 07/12/04

738

Nan Dongting Wetland & Waterfowl Reserve, Hunan 11/01/02

1,680

Napahai Wetland, Yunnan 07/12/04

21

Niaodao (“Bird Island”), Qinghai 31/03/92

536

Poyanghu, Jiangxi 31/03/92

224

San Jiang National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 11/01/02

1,644

Shankou Mangrove Nature Reserve, Guangxi 11/01/02

40

Shuangtai Estuary, Liaoning 07/12/04

1,280

Sihcao Wetlands,[5] Taiwan 12/10/07

5.15

Xi Dongting Lake (Mupinghu) Nature Reserve, Hunan 11/01/02

350

Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang 11/01/02

2,225

Xianghai, Jilin 31/03/92

1,055

Yancheng National Nature Reserve, Jiangsu 11/01/02

4,530

Zhaling Lake, Qinghai 07/12/04

649

Zhalong, Heilongjiang 31/03/92

2,100

Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve, Guangdong 11/01/02

203

Lebanon

Name

Area (km2)

Ammiq Wetlands

2.8

Deir el Nouriyeh cliffs of Ras Chekaa
Palm Islands Nature Reserve

4.5

Tyre Beach

3.8

Pakistan

Name

Area (km2)

Astola Island Site

50

Chashma Barrage Site

340.99

Deh Akro-II Desert Wetland Complex Site

205

Drigh Lake Site

1.64

Haleji Lake Site

17.04

Hub Dam Site

270

Indus Delta Site

4,728

Indus Dolphin Reserve Site

1,250

Jiwani Coastal Wetland Site

46

Jubho Lagoon Site

7.6

Kinjhar Lake Site

134.68

Miani Hor Site

550

Nurri Lagoon Site

25.4

Ormara Turtle Beaches Site

24

Runn of Kutch Site

5,663.75

Tanda Dam Site

4.05

Taunsa Barrage Site

65.76

Thanedar Wala Site

40.47

Uchhali Complex Site

12.43

 

Philippines

Name

Area (km2)

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

148

Naujan Lake National Park

146

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

58

Tubbataha Reefs Nat’l Marine Park ((Tubbataha Reef))

332

Sri Lanka

Ramsar site

Area

in ha

Date of designation

Annaiwiludawa Tank Sanctuary

1,397

2001-08-03

Bundala

6,210

1990-06-15

Maduganga River

915

2003-12-11

Syria

Name

Area (km2)

Sabkhat al-Jabbul Nature Reserve[6] (05/03/98)

100

Thailand

Name

Ramsar ID

Provinces

Area
(km2)

Date included

Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-hunting Area Wetlands 948 Phatthalun 4.94 May 1998
Bueng Khong Long Non-Hhunting Area 1098 Nong Khai 22.14 July 5, 2001
Don Hoi Lot 1099 Samut Songkhram 875 July 5, 2001
Krabi River Estuary 1100 Krabi 213.0 July 5, 2001
Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area 1101 Chiang Rai 4.34 July 5, 2001
Princess Sirindhorn Wildlife Sanctuary
(Pru To Daeng Wildlife Sanctuary)
1102 Narathiwat 201 July 5, 2001
Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park
Ko Libong Non-hunting Area
Trang River Estuaries
1182 Trang 663.13 August 14, 2002
Kaper Estuary –
Laemson Marine National Park
Kraburi Estuary
1183 Ranong 1220.46 August 14, 2002
Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park 1184 Surat Thani 102 August 14, 2002
Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park 1185 Phang Nga 400 August 14, 2002

See also: List of Ramsar wetlands of Thailand

Guinea

Name

Area (km²)

Ile Alcatraz

0.01

Ile Blanche

0.1

Iles Tristao

850

Konkouré

900

Niger-Mafou

10,155

Niger-Niandan-Milo

10,464

Niger-Source

1,804

Niger-Tinkisso

4,006

Rio Kapatchez

200

Rio Pongo

300

Sankarani-Fié

10,152

Tinkisso

8,960

India

 

 

Map of Lake Chilka
India’s largest coastal lake.

(as of February 2, 2007)

Name

Area (km²)

Ashtamudi Wetland, Kerala (19/08/02)

614

Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Orissa (19/08/02)

650

Bhoj Wetland, Madhya Pradesh (19/08/02)

32

Chandertal Wetland, Himachal Pradesh (08/11/05)

.49

Chilka Lake, Orissa (01/10/81)

1165

Deepor Beel, Assam (19/08/02)

40

East Calcutta Wetlands, West Bengal (19/08/02)

125

Harike Lake(Harike Wetland), Punjab (23/03/90)

41

Hokera Wetland, Jammu and Kashmir (08/11/05)

13.75

Kanjli Wetland, Punjab (22/01/02)

1.83

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan (01/10/81)

28.73

Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh (19/08/02)

901

Loktak Lake, Manipur (23/03/90)

266

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu (19/08/02)

385

Pong Dam Lake, Himachal Pradesh (19/08/02)

156.62

Renuka Wetland, Himachal Pradesh (08/11/05)

.2

Ropar Wetland, Punjab (22/01/02)

13.65

Rudrasagar Lake, Tripura (08/11/05)

2.4

Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan (23/03/90)

240

Sasthamkotta Lake, Kerala (19/08/02)

3.73

Surinsar-Mansar Lakes, Jammu and Kashmir (08/11/05)

3.5

Tsomoriri, Jammu and Kashmir (19/08/02)

120

Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch), Uttar Pradesh (08/11/05)

265.9

Vembanad-Kol Wetland, Kerala (19/08/02)

1512.5

Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir (23/03/90)

189

Indonesia

Name

Area (km2)

Danau Sentarum National Park

1,320

Wasur National Park

4,138

Berbak Sentarum National Park

1,627

Iran

(as of November 8, 2005)

Name

Area (km²)

Anzali Wetland Complex,[7] Gilan Province (23/06/75)

150

Arjan Meadow,[8] Fars Province (23/06/75)

22

Lake Gori,[9] East Azarbaijan Province (23/06/75)

1.2

Lake Kobi,[10] West Azarbaijan Province (23/06/75)

12

Lake Parishan,[8] Fars Province (23/06/75)

40

Miankaleh Peninsula, Gorgan Bay, Lapoo-Zaghmarz Ab-bandan,[11] Mazandaran Province (23/06/75)

1000

Israel

Name

Area (km2)

En Afeq Nature Reserve

0.66

Hula Nature Reserve

3

Japan

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Biwa

656.02

Lake Man

0.58

Kiritappu Wetland

25.04

Yatsu-higata

0.4

Malaysia

Name

Area (km2)

Bera Lake in Pahang

311

Pulai River in Johor 01°23′N 103°32′E.

91

Kukup Island in Johor 01°19′N 103°25′E

6

Tanjung Piai in Johor 01°16′N 103°31′E

5

Trusan Kinabatangan Forest Reserve in Sabah

404

Kulamba Wildlife Reserve in Sabah

207

Kuala Maruap and Kuala Segama Forest Reserve in Sabah

177

Nepal

Name

Area (ha)

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

17,500

Beeshazar Tal in Chitwan District

3,200

Ghodaghodi Tal in Kailali District

2,563

Jagdishpur Reservoir in Kapilvastu District

225

Gokyo Lakes in Sagarmatha National Park

7,770

Gosainkunda in Rasuwa District

1,030

Rara Lake in Rara National Park

1,583

Phoksundo Lake in Shey Phoksundo National Park

494

Mai Pokhari in Ilam District

12

Africa

Algeria

Name

Area (km2)

Chott Ech Chergui

2000

Benin

Name

Area (km2)

Basse Vallée de l’Ouémé, Porto-Novo Lagoon, Lake Nokoué

916

Basse Vallée du Couffo, Côtiere Lagoon, Chenal Aho, Lake Ahémé

475

Botswana

Name

Area (km2)

Okavango Delta

55,324

Burkina Faso

Name

Area (km2)

W National Park

2,350

La Mare d’Oursi

450

La Mare aux Hippopotames

192

Burundi

Name

Area (km2)

Rusizi delta in the Rusizi Natural Reserve and the northern part of the Lake Tanganyika littoral

10

Chad

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Chad National Park

16,482

Lake Fitri

1,950

Comoros

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Dziani Boundouni

0.3

Côte d’Ivoire

Name

Area (km2)

Complexe Sassandra-Dagbego

105.51

Fresco

155.07

Grand-Bassam

402.10

Îles Ehotilé-Essouman

272.74

N’Ganda N’Ganda

144.02

Parc national d’Azagny

194

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Name

Area (km2)

Mangroves National Park

660

Virunga National Park

8,000

Tumba-Ngiri-Maindombe

65,696

Djibouti

Name

Area (km²)

Haramous-Loyada

30

Equatorial Guinea

Name

Area (km²)

Annobón

230

Muni Estuary Natural Reserve

800

Ntem River and Campo River

330

Gabon

Name

Area (km²)

Petit Loango

4,800

Setté Cama

2,200

Wongha-Wonghé

3,800

Ghana

Name

Area (~ha)

Anlo-Keta Lagoon Complex, Volta

127780

Densu Delta, Greater Accra

4620

Muni Lagoon, Central

8670

Owabi, Ashanti

7260

Sakumo Lagoon, Greater Accra

1340

Songor Lagoon, Greater Accra

28740

Kenya

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Baringo

314

Lake Bogoria

107

Lake Elmenteita

109

Lake Naivasha

300

Lake Nakuru

188

Madagascar

Name

Area (km2)

Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty

75

Le Lac Alaotra: les zones humides et basin

7,225

Lac Tsimanampetsotsa

456

Mali

Name

Area (km2)

Inner Niger Delta

41195

Montenegro

Name

Area (km2)

Skadar lake

200

Mozambique

Name

Area (km2)

Complexo de Marromeu

6,880

Niger

Name

Area (km2)

Complexe Kokorou-Namga

668

Dallo Bosso

3762

Dallo Maouri

3190

Lake Chad

3404

W National Park

2200

Zone humide du moyen Niger

881

Zone humide du moyen Niger II

658

Nigeria

Name

Area (km2)

Hadejia-Nguru wetlandsNguru Lake and Marma Channel complex

581

Republic of the Congo

Name

Area (km2)

Lake Télé/Likouala-aux-Herbes Communal Reserve

4,390

Senegal

Name

Area (km2)

Bassin du Ndiaël

100

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

160

Gueumbeul

7

Saloum Delta

730

Sierra Leone

Name

Area (km2)

Sierra Leone River Estuary (13/12/99)

2950

South Africa

Name

Area (km2)

Barberspan

31

Blesbokspruit

18

De Hoop Vlei

7

De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary)

9

Drakensberg Park

2,428

Kosi Bay

110

Lake Sibhayi

77

Langebaan

60

Ndumo Game Reserve

101

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

40

Orange River Mouth

20

Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve

48

St Lucia System

1,555

Turtle Beaches / Coral Reefs of Tongaland

395

Verloren Valei Nature Reserve

59

Verlorenvlei

15

Wilderness Lakes

13

Tanzania

Name

Area (km2)

Kilombero Valley Floodplain

7,967.35

Lake Natron basin

2,247.81

Malagarasi-Muyovoziwetlands

32,500

Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Marine Ramsar Site

5,969.08

Zambia

Name

Area (km2)

Bangweulu Swamps

11,000

Busanga Swamp, Kafue National Park

2,000

Kafue Flats inc. Lochinvar National Park & Blue Lagoon National Park

6,005

Lake Tanganyika (portion in Zambia)

2,300

Luangwa floodplains

2,500

Lukanga Swamp

2,600

Mweru wa Ntipa

4,900

Zambezi Floodplain (Barotse Floodplain)

9,000

South America

Bolivia

 

 

Laguna Colorada, Potosí

Name

Area (km2)

Bañados de Izozog y el río Parapetí

6,158.82

Cuenca del Tajzara

55

Laguna Colorada

513.18

Laguna Concepción

311.24

Lake Poopó and Lake Uru Uru

9,676.07

Lake Titicaca

8,000

Palmar de las Islas y Salinas de San José

8,567.54

Pantanal boliviano

31,898.88

Brazil

(as of February 2, 2007)

Name

Area (km2)

Baixada maranhense Environmental Protection Area (Maranhão) (29/02/00)

17,750.36

Ilha do Bananal (Tocantins) (04/10/93)

5,623.12

Lagoa do Peixe (Rio Grande do Sul) (24/05/93)

344

Mamirauá (Amazonas) (04/10/93)

11,240

Pantanal Matogrossense National Park (Mato Grosso) (24/05/93)

1,350

Parque Estadual Marinho do Parcel Manoel Luís (including Baixios do Mestre Álvaro e Tarol) (Maranhão) (29/02/00)

345.56

Reentrâncias maranhenses (Maranhão) (30/11/93)

26,809.11

SESC Pantanal Private Natural Heritage Reserve (Mato Grosso) (06/12/02)

878.71

Chile

Name

Area (km2)

Bahía Lomas

589.46

Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary

48.77

Humedal El Yali

5.2

Laguna del Negro Francisco y Laguna Santa Rosa

624.6

Salar de Surire

158.58

Salar de Tara

54.43

Salar del Huasco

60

Santuario de la Naturaleza Laguna Conchalí

0.34

Sistema Hidrológico de Soncor

50.16

North America

Belize

Name

Area (km2)

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

66

Sarstoon Temash National Park

170

Canada

Name

Area (km2)

Alaksen

6

Baie de l’Isle-Verte

22

Beaverhill Lake

181

Cap Tourmente

24

Chignecto Bay

10

Creston Valley

70

Delta Marsh

230

Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary

8,159

Grand Codroy Estuary

9

Hay-Zama Lakes

500

Lac Saint-François

23

Lac Saint-Pierre

120

Last Mountain Lake

156

Long Point

137

Malpeque Bay

244

Mary’s Point

12

Matchedash Bay

18

McConnell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary

328

Mer Bleue Conservation Area

33

Minesing Swamp

60

Musquodoboit Harbour

19

Oak Hammock Marsh

36

Old Crow Flats

6,170

Peace-Athabasca Delta

3,213

Point Pelee

16

Polar Bear Pass

2,624

Polar Bear Provincial Park

24,087

Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary

62,782

Quill Lakes

635

Rasmussen Lowlands

3,000

Shepody Bay

122

Southern BightMinas Basin

268

Southern James Bay (Moose River & Hannah Bay)

253

St. Clair

2

Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary

50

Whooping Crane Summer Range

16,895

United States

Name

Area (km2)

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Nevada)

93

Bolinas Lagoon (California)

8

Cache River (Illinois)

242.81

Cache-Lower White Rivers (Arkansas)

813.76

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (Arkansas)
White River National Wildlife Refuge (Arkansas)
Caddo Lake (Texas and Louisiana)

79.77

Catahoula Lake (Louisiana)

121.5

Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex (Maryland-Virginia)

450

Cheyenne Bottoms (Kansas)

109.78

Connecticut River Estuary and Tidal Wetlands Complex (Connecticut)

64.84

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Florida)

52.61

Delaware Bay Estuary (Delaware-New Jersey)

512.52

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (New Jersey)

130.8

Everglades National Park (Florida)

6,104.97

Grassland Ecological Area (California)

650

Horicon Marsh (Wisconsin)

129.12

Humbug Marsh (Michigan)

1.88

Izembek Lagoon National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

1,684.33

Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex (Hawaii)

4.14

Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetland Complex

15.76

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (Georgia-Florida)

1,626.35

Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (Ohio)

0.20

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (Florida)

19.08

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Kansas)

89.58

Roswell Artesian Wetlands (New Mexico)

9.17

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (South Dakota)

87

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (California)

10.2

Tomales Bay (California)

28.5

Upper Mississippi River Floodplain Wetlands (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois)

1,223.57

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (Ohio)

0.21

Ecuador

Name

Area (km²)

Cajas National Park

285.44

Machalilla National Park

144.3

Guatemala

Name

Area (km²)

Eco-región Lachuá, Alta Verapaz (24-05-2006)

535.23

Manchón-Guamuchal, San Marcos (25-04-1995)

135.00

Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre, Petén (26-06-1990)

3350.80

Parque Nacional Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo, Petén (02-02-2006)

371.60

Punta de Manabique, Izabal (28-01-2000)

1329.00

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic, Izabal (20-03-1996)

212.27

Reserva de Usos Múltiples Río Sarstún, Izabal (22-03-2005)

352.02

Honduras

Name

Area (km²)

Barras de Cuero y Salado, Atlántida (23-06-1993)

132.25

Laguna de Bacalar, Gracias a Dios (03-02-2003)

73.94

Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas, Atlántida (28-03-1995)

781.50

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo, Atlántida (20-03-1996)

112.00

Sistema de Humedales de la Zona Sur de Honduras, Tegucigalpa (10-07-1999)

697.11

Mexico

(as of February 2, 2007)

Name

Area (km2)

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cuatrociénegas, Coahuila (22/06/95)

843.5

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna de Términos, Campeche (02/02/04)

7050

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Yum Balam, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

1540.5

Áreas de Protección de Flora y Fauna de Nahá y Metzabok, Chiapas (02/02/04)

72.16

Arrecife de Cozumel National Park, Quintana Roo (02/02/05)

119.87

Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

90.66

Arrecifes de Xcalak National Park, Quintana Roo (27/11/03)

179.49

Bahía de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur (02/02/04)

2065.81

Bala’an K’aax, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

1316.1

Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

1443.60

Cañón del Sumidero National Park, Chiapas (02/02/04)

217.89

Cascadas de Texolo y su entorno, Veracruz (02/02/06)

5

Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco (02/02/04)

131.42

Ciénegas de Lerma, Mexico (02/02/04)

30.23

Corredor Costero La Asamblea – San Francisquito, Baja California (27/11/05)

443.04

Cuencas y corales de la zona costera de Huatulco, Oaxaca (27/11/03)

444

Dzilam (reserva estatal), Yucatán (07/12/00)

617.07

Estero de Punta Banda, Baja California (02/02/06

23.93

Humedal de Importancia Especialmente para la Conservación de Aves Acuáticas Reserve Ría Lagartos, Yucatán (04/07/86)

603.48

Humedales de la Laguna La Popotera, Veracruz (05/06/05)

19.75

Humedales del Delta del Río Colorado, Baja California, Sonora (20/03/96)

2500

Humedales del Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán (02/02/05)

7.07

Isla Contoy National Park, Quintana Roo (27/11/03)

51.26

Isla Isabel National Park, Nayarit (27/11/03)

.94

Islas Marietas, Nayarit (02/02/04)

13.57

Isla San Pedro Mártir, Sonora (02/02/04)

301.65

Isla Rasa, Baja California (02/02/06)

.66

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas (20/03/96)

1448.68

La Mancha y El Llano, Veracruz (02/02/04)

14.14

Laguna Costera El Caimán, Michoacán (02/02/05)

11.25

Laguna de Atotonilco, Jalisco (18/03/06)

28.50

Laguna de Chichankanab, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

19.99

Laguna de Metztitlán, Hidalgo (02/02/04)

29.37

Laguna de Sayula, Jalisco (02/02/04)

168

Laguna de Tamiahua, Veracruz (27/11/05)

880

Laguna de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo (27/11/03)

17.69

Laguna de Yuriria, Guanajuato (02/02/04)

150.2

Laguna de Zacapu, Michoacán (05/06/05)

.4

Laguna de Zapotlán, Jalisco (05/06/05)

14.96

Laguna Madre, Tamaulipas (02/02/04)

3078.94

Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur (02/02/04)

366

Laguna Playa ColoradaSanta María La Reforma, Sinaloa (02/02/04)

531.4

Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur (02/02/04)

175

Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Chiapas (27/11/03)

60.22

Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve, Campeche (02/02/04)

2828.57

Manglares y humedales de la Laguna de Sontecomapan, Veracruz (02/02/04)

89.21

Manglares y humedales de Tuxpan, Veracruz (02/02/06)

68.70

Marismas Nacionales, Sinaloa, Nayarit (22/06/95)

2000

Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve, Tabasco (22/06/95)

3027.06

Playa Tortuguera Cahuitán, Oaxaca (02/02/04)

.65

Playa Tortuguera Chenkán, Campeche (02/02/04)

1

Playa Tortuguera El Verde Camacho, Sinaloa (02/02/04)

64.54

Playa Tortuguera Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas (27/11/03)

.30

Playa Tortuguera Tierra Colorada, Guerrero (27/11/03)

.54

Playa Tortuguera X’cacel-X’cacelito, Quintana Roo (02/02/04)

3.62

Playón Mexiquillo, Michoacán (02/02/04)

.67

Presa Jalpan, Querétaro (02/02/04)

.68

Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, Mexican Island Territory (02/02/04)

6366.85

Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán (02/02/04)

814.82

Reserva Estatal El Palmar, Yucatán (27/11/03)

501.77

Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo (27/11/03)

6521.93

Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park, Veracruz (02/02/04)

522.38

Sistema de Lagunas Interdunarias de la Ciudad de Veracruz, Veracruz (02/02/05)

1.41

Sistema Lacustre Ejidos de Xochimilco y San Gregorio Atlapulco, Distrito Federal (02/02/04)

26.57

Sistema Lagunar Alvarado, Veracruz (02/02/04)

2670.1

Trinidad and Tobago

Name

Area (km2)

Buccoo Reef

1287

Caroni Swamp

8398

Nariva Swamp

6234

References

  1. ^ Ramsar list
  2. ^ Ramsar Sites Database
  3. ^ The Strategic Framework, Handbook No. 14, Ramsar Web site. All issues pertaining to the Ramsar List were encapsulated in Resolution VII.11 adopted by the Conference of the Parties in May 1999 and entitled Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance.
  4. ^ a b c Ramsar-områder – 27 specielt naturbeskyttet områder
  5. ^ “Sihcao Wetland introduction” quoted from TT News, accessed 5 January 2009
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