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Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in Tasmania, Australia


Prahalad, VN and Kriwoken, LK, Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in Tasmania, Australia, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 13, (3) pp. 205-239. ISSN 1388-0292 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13880292.2010.486697


Wetlands are extremely important ecosystems for biodiversity conservation and the wellbeing of humans. They contribute up to 40 percent of global annual renewable ecosystem services, yet cover less than three percent of the globe. Unfortunately, half of the world’s wetlands have been lost to human development and many lack sufficient conservation protection. As a consequence, many policy initiatives have been initiated to foster the protection of wetlands and wetland dependant species. Several Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) support global wetland conservation, the most well known being the intergovernmental Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), commonly known as the Ramsar Convention. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the Convention has played an important international role by providing a range of tools to assist those involved at various levels of wetland management. The Convention promotes its policies by engendering international cooperation and encouraging national action through obligations and assistance.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Prahalad, VN (Dr Vishnu Prahalad)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
ID Code:65695
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-12-01
Last Modified:2014-11-13
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