Ramsar Convention: An Integrated Framework for Wetland Inventory, Assessment, and Monitoring

Ramsar Convention Secretariat

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The integrated framework provided here focuses on the purposes of and interrelationships among the different aspects and tools for wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring and provides summary information on each aspect of the relevant guidance adopted by the Convention. The integrated framework provides a rationale for applying the mechanisms of the Convention for inventory, assessment and monitoring in order to increase public and political awareness and understanding of the critical values and functions of wetlands in supporting sustainable development and human well-being; provides general guidance for further steps to be taken to improve inventory, assessment and monitoring processes; and recognizes some key topics requiring further guidance and elaboration under the Convention to support full implementation of the framework.

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Technical Document