This year our calendar celebrates the diversity of Wetlands of International Significance (Ramsar Sites) of South Asia.
As a commitment to Ramsar Convention, the Governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have designated 71 Ramsar Sites spanning 3.06 million hectares as a part of the international network of wetlands supporting global biodiversity.
Wetlands within South Asia exhibit enormous diversity owing to differences in their genesis, geographical location, hydrological regimes and climatic factors. Regional homogeneities in the wetlands regimes, their influencing drivers and pressures, policy environment, and capacities indicate immense possibilities of collaborative learning between wetlands managers of the region.
We strive to enhance capacities for integrated wetlands management in the South Asia region by promoting regional collaboration and exchange. The 2019 calendar marks our effort in this direction.
The calendar was released by our Governing Body on January 17, 2019 at Wetlands International South Asia office in New Delhi.