The Convention on Wetlands is central to our work. We aim to influence and enable the convention and its meetings every three years

  • We base our strategy on the three-year cycle between Ramsar COPs.
  • We communicate with the Ramsar Secretariat and the Ramsar Regional Initiatives and Centres.

We start our preparation for COP15 in April 2024, with a visioning workshop. We will hold the workshop online, on two occasions to facilitate WWN members in different timezones. See the agenda and register.

News about WWN and the Convention

  • Support a youth focal point!

    A new role was created at the last wetland COP: Youth Focal Point. The Youth Focal Point can be from government or civil society. We hope you feel able to contact your National Focal Points and encourage them to appoint someone. This may be a young person in your NGO. If the government appoints one…

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  • Planning for COP15

    The next Conference of Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, COP15, will be held in July 2025 in Zimbabwe. WWN will start preparations with an online workshop on 16 April 2024. Register for 07.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). Register for 16.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). We invite WWN members…

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  • Chairperson handover

    Dr Jacky Judas has stepped down as Chairperson of WWN, handing over to two joint-Chairpersons. Agatha Chisa and Chris Rostron will take over, with Agatha focusing on the route to Ramsar COP15 in Zimbabwe, and Chris will handle the other aspects of the Chairperson role. Jacky started as Chairperson in February 2021; he will stay…

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What is Ramsar and how does WWN work with it?

See 2022 resources on the COP14 page.
Learn about our 2018 activities at COP13.