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40 Kazakhstan lakes are now in the List of Wetlands of International Importance

07 september 2009
Two new arid steppe lake systems in Kazakhstan are now under protection of the Ramsar Convention, which embodies the commitments of its member countries to plan for the «wise use», or sustainable use, of their wetlands.

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 158 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1849 wetland sites, totaling 170 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.