Transboundary Wetland Management

  • Dave PritchardEmail author
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Throughout history, watercourses have offered a convenient geographical demarcation line for defining frontiers between nations. It is no surprise therefore to find numerous examples around the world of wetland systems which straddle these frontiers. Conservation, management and use of these systems thus depends heavily on transboundary cooperation. The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has led much of the attention to this at global level: some of the Convention’s key provisions are highlighted in this chapter, along with examples of several other policy, legal and institutional mechanisms of relevance.


Ramsar convention Connectivity Shared wetlands Coordination Migratory species Transboundary mechanisms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HexhamUK

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