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Ramsar Convention, Wetland Sites and Montreux Record UPSC

The Ramsar covention on wetlands that was signed in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Negotiations for the convention began in the 1960s between various governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to protect wetlands and their resources. It was finally implemented in 1975. In India, there are 46 Ramsar Sites designated under the Ramsar Convention.