Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

25 February 2011 | News story

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012.

The Ramsar Awards were established in 1996 in order to recognize and honour the contributions of individuals, organizations and governments around the world towards promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

In 2012 at Ramsar COP11, a prize will be given in each of three categories: “Management”, “Wetland Science”, and “Education”. The Ramsar Secretariat invites all to consider whether they know suitable individuals, organizations, or initiatives that could be nominated, as well as to disseminate the announcement widely, so as to attract as many good nominations as possible.

For more information regarding the Criteria and Procedures for the Award, nomination forms, as well as on previous editions of the Awards, please consult the Ramsar Awards webpage by clicking here.

The deadline for receipts of nominations is 31 May 2011.

For more information, please contact: award@ramsar.org


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.