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News! Mitsch, Pittenger-Slear, Hahn, and Tiner named Officers of U.S. Ramsar Committee

New Ramsar Wetland Designations in the USA:
Missisquoi Delta and Bay Wetlands

The United States National Ramsar Committee (USNRC) is an organization formed to support the goals and objectives of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands within the United States and internationally. The USNRC provides support and advice to initiatives that promote the conservation and wise, sustainable use of domestic and international wetlands.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty that was adopted on February 2, 1971. Over 160 countries, including the United States, are parties to the Ramsar Convention. One of the primary obligations of a Ramsar party is to designate sites as "wetlands of international importance." More than 2180 sites worldwide have been designated as wetlands of international importance, including 36 sites in the United States.

USNRC Officers

 

Chair: Bill Mitsch, Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast University, Naples, Florida

 

Vice Chair: Suzanne Pittenger-Slear, Environmental Concern, St Michaels, Maryland

 

Treasurer: Ralph Tiner, Association of State Wetland Managers

 

Secretary: Deb Hahn, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington DC

 

Immediate Past Chair: Kim Diana Connolly, University of Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY

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