Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Wetland Management

  • David Coates
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was inspired by the world’s growing commitment to sustainable development. Its objectives are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The CBD arose from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The convention currently has 193 parties, and, excepting the United States, all parties of the Ramsar Convention are also parties to the CBD. This section outlines the approach to wetlands under the CBD, development of collaboration between the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the CBD, and constraints to, and opportunities for further, incorporation of wetlands management under the CBD.


Biological diversity Conservation UNCED Ramsar Convention Collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inland WatersSecretariat of the Convention on Biological DiversityMontrealCanada

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