UNWTO - RAMSAR Secretariat cooperation on tourism, wetlands and culture

On World Wetlands Day, February 2, 2010, the Ramsar Secretariat and UNWTO formalised their relationship and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the wise use and sustainable tourism practices at wetlands; increase and improve the designation and management of wetlands of international importance; and enhance regional and international cooperation between ministries responsible for wetlands management and biodiversity conservation and those responsible for tourism development.

Today, September 27, 2011, Ramsar is celebrating together with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  the World Tourism Day, under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures.

They both will also celebrate next World Wetlands Day, on February 2, 2012.

Between these two dates, take some time to promote responsible, sustainable tourism at local wetlands.

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