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14/02/11 - Ramsar Convention's 40th anniversary marked

posted 15 Jan 2012, 03:26 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan
The Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan held an event devoted to the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran on 2 February 1971 and known as the Ramsar Convention.

The aim of the convention is to preserve the nature in its initial form, protect the flora and fauna and ensure rational use of natural resources.

At present, a large number of projects is being implemented to pursue the tasks set out in the intergovernmental treaty, ratified by 160 countries, including Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan ratified the Ramsar Convention in 2001, and has carried out a widescale work to implement the document.

In particular, Dengizkul lake in Bukhara region was included in the list of wetlands of international importance. The basins of Aidarkul-Arnasay lakes were included in the system of internationally protected lakes.

The event participants listened to reports on implementing international norms in using natural resources and protecting the environment, ensuring ecological safety in the country and other issues.