List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance

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This is the List of Wetlands of International Importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.[1][2]

The Convention establishes that "wetlands should be selected for the list on account of their international significance in terms of ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology." Over the years, the Conference of the Contracting Parties has adopted more specific criteria interpreting the Convention text.

The complete list of Wetlands of International Importance is accessible from the Ramsar website.[3]

Contents

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aulnaie de Aïn Khiar 180 440
Chott Aïn El Beïda 6,853 16,930
Chott de Zehrez Chergui 50,985 125,990
Chott de Zehrez Gharbi 52,200 129,000
Chott Ech Chergui 855,500 2,114,000
Chott El Beïdha-Hammam Essoukhna 12,223 30,200
Chott El Hodna 362,000 890,000
Chott Melghir 551,500 1,363,000
Chott Merrouane et Oued Khrouf 337,700 834,000
Chott Oum El Raneb 7,155 17,680
Chott Sidi Slimane 616 1,520
Chott Tinsilt 2,154 5,320
Complexe de zones humides de la plaine de Guerbes-Sanhadja 42,100 104,000
Dayet El Ferd 3,323 8,210
Garaet Annk Djemel et El Merhsel 18,140 44,800
Garaet El Taref 33,460 82,700
Garaet Guellif 24,000 59,000
Garaet Timerganine 1,460 3,600
Grotte karstique de Ghar Boumâaza 20,000 49,000
Gueltates Afilal 20,900 52,000
Ile de Rachgoun 66 160
La Réserve Naturelle du Lac des Oiseaux 120 300
La Vallée d'Iherir 6,500 16,000
Lac de Fetzara 20,680 51,100
Lac de Télamine 2,399 5,930
Lac du barrage de Boughezoul 9,058 22,380
Le Cirque de Aïn Ouarka 2,350 5,800
Les Gueltates d'Issakarassene 35,100 87,000
Les Salines d'Arzew 5,778 14,280
Marais de Bourdim 11 27
Marais de la Macta 44,500 110,000
Marais de la Mekhada 8,900 22,000
Oasis de Moghrar et de Tiout 195,500 483,000
Oasis de Ouled Saïd 25,400 63,000
Oasis de Tamantit et Sid Ahmed Timmi 95,700 236,000
Oglat Ed Daïra 23,430 57,900
Oum Lâagareb 729 1,800
Réserve Intégrale du Lac El Mellah 2,257 5,580
Réserve Intégrale du Lac Oubeïra 3,160 7,800
Réserve Intégrale du Lac Tonga 2,700 6,700
Réserve Naturelle du Lac de Béni-Bélaïd 600 1,500
Réserve Naturelle du Lac de Réghaïa 842 2,080
Sebkha d'Oran 56,870 140,500
Sebkhet Bazer 4,379 10,820
Sebkhet El Hamiet 2,509 6,200
Sebkhet El Melah 18,947 46,820
Site classé Sebkhet Ezzmoul 6,765 16,720
Site Ramsar du Lac Boulhilet 856 2,120
Tourbière du Lac Noir 5 12
Vallée de l'oued Soummam 12,453 30,770

Benin[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Basse Vallée de l'Ouémé, Porto-Novo Lagoon, Lake Nokoué 91,600 226,000
Basse Vallée du Couffo, Lagune Côtiere, Chenal Aho, Lac Ahémé 47,500 117,000
Site Ramsar du Complexe W 895,480 2,212,800
Zone Humide de la Rivière Pendjari 144,774 357,740

Botswana[edit]

Hippos in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Okavango Delta System 5,537,400 13,683,000

Burkina Faso[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Barrage de Bagre 36,793 90,920
Barrage de la Kompienga 16,916 41,800
Barrage de la Tapoa 3,419 8,450
Cône d'épandage de Banh 10,003 24,720
Forêt Galerie de Léra 451 1,110
La Forêt Classée et Réserve Partielle de Faune Comoé-Léraba 124,500 308,000
La Mare aux Hippopotames 19,200 47,000
La Mare d'Oursi 45,000 110,000
La Vallée du Sourou 20,926 51,710
Lac Bam 2,693 6,650
Lac de Tingrela 494 1,220
Lac Dem 1,354 3,350
Lac Higa 1,514 3,740
Parc National du W 235,000 580,000
Réserve Totale de Faune d'Arly 134,239 331,710

Burundi[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Parc National de la Rusizi 10,673 26,370
Parc National de la Ruvubu 50,800 126,000
Paysage Aquatique Protégé du Nord 16,242 40,130
Réserve Naturelle de la Malagarazi 800 2,000

Cameroon[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Barombi Mbo Crater Lake 415 1,030
Estuaire du Rio Del Rey 165,000 410,000
Partie Camerounaise du Fleuve Ntem 39,848 98,470
Partie Camerounaise du fleuve Sangha 6,200 15,000
Partie Camerounaise du Lac Tchad 12,500 31,000
Waza Logone Floodplain 600,000 1,500,000
Zone Humide d'Ebogo 3,097 7,650

Cape Verde[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Curral Velho 600 1,500
Lagoa de Pedra Badejo 200 490
Lagoa de Rabil 300 740
Salinas of the English Port 535 1,320

Central African Republic[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Les Rivières de Mbaéré-Bodingué 101,300 250,000
Riviere Sangha située en République Centrafricaine 275,000 680,000

Chad[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Fitri 195,000 480,000
Partie tchadienne du lac Tchad 1,648,168 4,072,710
Plaine de Massenya 2,526,000 6,240,000
Plaines d'inondation des Bahr Aouk et Salamat 4,922,000 12,160,000
Plaines d'inondation du Logone et les dépressions Toupouri 2,978,900 7,361,000
Réserve de faune de Binder-Léré 135,000 330,000

Comoros[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Dziani Boundouni 30 74
Le Karthala 13,000 32,000
Le Mont Ntringui 3,000 7,400

Congo (Republic of the Congo)[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Cayo-Loufoualeba 15,366 37,970
Conkouati-Douli 504,950 1,247,800
Grands affluents 5,908,074 14,599,170
La Réserve Communautaire du Lac Télé/Likouala-aux-Herbes 438,960 1,084,700
Leketi-Mbama 774,965 1,914,980
Les Rapides du Congo-Djoué 2,500 6,200
Libenga 59,409 146,800
Loubetsi-Nyanga 251,151.08 620,607.8
Sangha-Nouabalé-Ndoki 1,525,000 3,770,000
Site Ramsar Ntokou-Pikounda 427,200 1,056,000
Site Ramsar Odzala Kokoua 1,300,000 3,200,000
Site Ramsar Vallée du Niari 1,581,000 3,910,000
Tchicapika-Owando 970,165.83 2,397,332.0

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Complexe Sassandra-Dagbego 10,551 26,070
Fresco 15,507 38,320
Grand Bassam 40,210 99,400
Iles Ehotilé-Essouman 27,274 67,400
N'Ganda N'Ganda 14,402 35,590
Parc national d'Azagny 19,400 48,000

Democratic Republic of Congo[edit]

Lake Mai-Ndombe at Tumba-Ngiri-Maindombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ngiri-Tumba-Maindombe 6,569,624 16,233,890
Mangroves National Park 66,000 160,000
Virunga National Park 800,000 2,000,000

Djibouti[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Haramous-Loyada 3,000 7,400

Egypt[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Bardawil 59,500 147,000
Lake Burullus 46,200 114,000
Lake Qarun Protected Area 134,042 331,220
Wadi El Rayan Protected Area 175,790 434,400

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Annobón 23,000 57,000
Muni Estuary Natural Reserve 80,000 200,000
Ntem River and Campo River 33,000 82,000

Gabon[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bas Ogooue 862,700 2,132,000
Chutes et Rapides sur Ivindo 132,500 327,000
Parc National Akanda 54,000 130,000
Parc National Pongara 92,969 229,730
Petit Loango 480,000 1,200,000
Rapides de Mboungou Badouma et de Doume 59,500 147,000
Setté Cama 220,000 540,000
Site Ramsar des Monts Birougou 536,800 1,326,000
Wongha-Wonghé 380,000 940,000

Gambia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Baobolon Wetland Reserve 20,000 49,000
Niumi National Park 4,940 12,200
Tanbi Wetland Complex 6,304 15,580

Ghana[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Densu Delta 5,892.99 14,561.9
Keta Lagoon Complex 101,022.69 249,632.5
Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site 9,461.12 23,378.9
Owabi 7,260 17,900
Sakumo Ramsar Site 1,364.35 3,371.4
Songor Lagoon 51,133.33 126,353.2

Guinea[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bafing-Falémé 517,300 1,278,000
Bafing-Source 317,200 784,000
Gambie-Koulountou 281,400 695,000
Gambie-Oundou-Liti 527,400 1,303,000
Ile Alcatraz 1 2.5
Ile Blanche 10 25
Iles Tristao 85,000 210,000
Konkouré 90,000 220,000
Niger Source 180,400 446,000
Niger-Mafou 1,015,450 2,509,200
Niger-Niandan-Milo 1,046,400 2,586,000
Niger-Tinkisso 400,600 990,000
Rio Kapatchez 20,000 49,000
Rio Pongo 30,000 74,000
Sankarani-Fié 1,015,200 2,509,000
Tinkisso 896,000 2,210,000

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Name Area (ha)
Archipel Bolama-Bijagós 1046950
Lagoa de Cufada 39098
Lagune de Wendu Tcham 14970.18
Parc Naturel des Mangroves du Fleuve Cacheu (PNTC) 88615

Kenya[edit]

Lake Baringo in Kenya
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Baringo 31,469 77,760
Lake Bogoria 10,700 26,000
Lake Elmenteita 10,880 26,900
Lake Naivasha 30,000 74,000
Lake Nakuru 18,800 46,000
Tana River Delta Ramsar Site 163,600 404,000

Lesotho[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lets'eng-la-Letsie 434 1,070

Liberia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Gbedin Wetlands 25 62
Kpatawee Wetlands 835 2,060
Lake Piso 76,091 188,020
Marshall Wetlands 12,168 30,070
Mesurado Wetlands 6,760 16,700

Libya[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ain Elshakika 33 82
Ain Elzarga 50 120

Madagascar[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Complexe des lacs Ambondro et Sirave (CLAS) 14,481.5 35,785
Complexe des lacs de Manambolomaty 7,491 18,510
Lac Kinkony 13,800 34,000
Le Lac Alaotra : Les Zones Humides et Bassins Versants 722,500 1,785,000
Marais de Torotorofotsy avec leurs bassins versants 9,993 24,690
Parc de Tsarasaotra 5 12
Parc national Tsimanampesotse 203,740 503,500
Rivière Nosivolo et affluents 358,511 885,900
Zone Humide de Mandrozo 15,145 37,420
Zones humides de Bedo 1,962 4,850

Malawi[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Chilwa 224,800 555,000

Mali[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Delta Intérieur du Niger 4,119,500 10,180,000
Lac Magui 24,740 61,100
Lac Wegnia 3,900 9,600
Plaine Inondable du Sourou 56,500 140,000

Mauritania[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Chat Tboul 15,500 38,000
Lac Gabou et le réseau hydrographique du Plateau du Tagant 9,500 23,000
Parc National du Banc d'Arguin 1,200,000 3,000,000
Parc National du Diawling 15,600 39,000

Mauritius[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Blue Bay Marine Park 353 870
Pointe d'Esny Wetland 22 54
Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary 26 64

Morocco[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aguelmams Sidi Ali - Tifounassine 600 1,500
Archipel et dunes d'Essawira 4,000 9,900
Baie d'Ad-Dakhla 40,000 99,000
Baie de Khnifiss 20,000 49,000
Barrage Al Massira 14,000 35,000
Barrage Mohammed V 5,000 12,000
Cap des Trois Fourches 5,000 12,000
Complexe de Sidi Moussa-Walidia 10,000 25,000
Complexe du bas Loukkos 3,600 8,900
Complexe du bas Tahaddart 11,000 27,000
Embouchure de la Moulouya 3,000 7,400
Embouchure de l'oued Dr'a 10,000 25,000
Embouchures des oueds Chbeyka-Al Wa'er 8,000 20,000
Lac d'Afennourir 800 2,000
Lacs Isly-Tislite 800 2,000
Marais et côte du Plateau de Rmel 1,300 3,200
Merja Sidi Boughaba 650 1,600
Merja Zerga 7,300 18,000
Moyenne Dr'a 45,000 110,000
Oasis du Tafilalet 65,000 160,000
Sebkha Bou Areg 14,000 35,000
Sebkha Zima 760 1,900
Zones humides de l'oued El Maleh 1,200 3,000
Zones humides de Souss-Massa 1,000 2,500

Mozambique[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Niassa and its Coastal Zone 1,363,700 3,370,000
Zambezi Delta 3,171,172 7,836,140

Namibia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bwabwata-Okavango Ramsar Site 46,964 116,050
Etosha Pan, Lake Oponono and Cuvelai drainage 600,000 1,500,000
Orange River Mouth 500 1,200
Sandwich Harbour 16,500 41,000
Walvis Bay 12,600 31,000

Niger[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Complexe Kokorou-Namga 66,829 165,140
Dallol Bosso 376,162 929,520
Dallol Maouri 318,966 788,180
Gueltas et Oasis de l'Aïr 2,413,237 5,963,240
La Mare de Dan Doutchi 25,366 62,680
La Mare de Lassouri 26,737 66,070
La Mare de Tabalak 7,713 19,060
Lac Tchad 340,423 841,200
Oasis du Kawar 368,536 910,670
Parc National du W 235,000 580,000
Zone humide du moyen Niger 88,050 217,600
Zone Humide du Moyen Niger II 65,850 162,700

Nigeria[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Apoi Creek Forests 29,213 72,190
Baturiya Wetland 101,095 249,810
Dagona Sanctuary Lake 344 850
Foge Islands 4,229 10,450
Lake Chad Wetlands in Nigeria 607,354 1,500,800
Lower Kaduna-Middle Niger Floodplain 229,054 566,000
Maladumba Lake 1,860 4,600
Nguru Lake (and Marma Channel) complex 58,100 144,000
Oguta Lake 572 1,410
Pandam and Wase Lakes 19,742 48,780
Upper Orashi Forest 25,165 62,180

Rwanda[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Rugezi-Bulera-Ruhondo 0 0

Sao Tome and Principe[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ilots Tinhosas 23 57

Senegal[edit]

The Saloum Delta in Senegal
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bassin du Ndiaël 10,000 25,000
Saloum Delta 73,000 180,000
Djoudj 16,000 40,000
Gueumbeul 720 1,800
Réserve Naturelle Communautaire de Tocc Tocc 273 670

Seychelles[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aldabra Atoll 43,900 108,000
Mare Aux Cochons High altitude freshwater wetlands 1 2.5
Port Launay Coastal Wetlands 124 310

Sierra Leone[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Sierra Leone River Estuary 295,000 730,000

South Africa[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Barberspan 3,118 7,700
Blesbokspruit 1,858 4,590
De Hoop Vlei 750 1,900
De Mond 918 2,270
False Bay Nature Reserve 1,542 3,810
Kosi Bay 10,982 27,140
Lake Sibaya 7,750 19,200
Langebaan 6,000 15,000
Makuleke Wetlands 7,757 19,170
Natal Drakensberg Park 242,813 600,000
Ndumo Game Reserve 10,117 25,000
Ntsikeni Nature Reserve 9,200 23,000
Nylsvley Nature Reserve 3,970 9,800
Orange River Mouth 2,000 4,900
Prince Edward Islands 37,500 93,000
Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve 4,754 11,750
St Lucia System 155,500 384,000
Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland 39,500 98,000
uMgeni Vlei Nature Reserve 958 2,370
Verloren Valei Nature Reserve 5,891 14,560
Verlorenvlei 1,500 3,700
Wilderness Lakes 1,300 3,200

South Sudan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Sudd 5,700,000 14,000,000

Sudan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Dinder National Park 1,084,600 2,680,000
Dongonab Bay-Marsa Waiai 280,000 690,000
Suakin-Gulf of Agig 1,125,000 2,780,000

Swaziland[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Hawane Nature Reserve and Dam 0 0
Sand River 0 0
Van Eck Ramsar site 0 0

Togo[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bassin versant Oti-Mandouri 425,000 1,050,000
Parc national de la Keran 163,400 404,000
Reserve de faune de Togodo 31,000 77,000
Zones Humides du Littoral du Togo 591,000 1,460,000

Tunisia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ain Dahab 560 1,400
Bahiret el Bibane 39,266 97,030
Barrage de Sidi El Barrak 2,734 6,760
Barrage de Sidi Saad 8,650 21,400
Barrage Lebna 1,147 2,830
Barrage Merguellil 714 1,760
Barrage Mlaabi 98 240
Barrage Oued El Hajar 254 630
Barrage Oued Ermal 620 1,500
Barrage Sidi Abdelmoneem 31 77
Chott El Jerid 586,187 1,448,500
Chott Elguetar 7,400 18,000
Complexe des zones humides de Barrage Ghdir El Goulla et Barrage El Mornaguia 273 670
Complexe des zones humides de Sebkhet Oum Ez-Zessar et Sebkhet El Grine 9,195 22,720
Complexe des zones humides des Chott el Guetayate et Sebkhet Dhreia et Oueds Akarit, Rekhama et Meleh 4,845 11,970
Complexe Lac de Tunis 2,243 5,540
Djerba Bin El Ouedian 12,082 29,860
Djerba Guellala 2,285 5,650
Djerba Ras Rmel 1,856 4,590
Garaet Sidi Mansour 2,426 5,990
Golfe de Boughrara 12,880 31,800
Ichkeul 12,600 31,000
Iles Kerkennah ou L'archipel de Kerkennah 15,000 37,000
Iles Kneiss avec leurs zones intertidales 22,027 54,430
Lac et tourbière de Mejen Ech Chitan 7 17
Lagune de Ghar el Melh et Delta de la Mejerda 10,168 25,130
Lagunes du Cap Bon oriental 504 1,250
Les Gorges de Thelja 675 1,670
Les Tourbières de Dar Fatma 13 32
Marais d'eau douce Garaet Douza 1,400 3,500
Oued Dekouk 5,750 14,200
Réserve naturelle de Saddine 2,610 6,400
Salines de Monastir 1,000 2,500
Salines de Thyna 3,343 8,260
Sebkhet Halk Elmanzel et Oued Essed 1,450 3,600
Sebkhet Kelbia 8,732 21,580
Sebkhet Noual 17,060 42,200
Sebkhet Sejoumi 2,979 7,360
Sebkhet Sidi Elhani 36,000 89,000
Sebkhet Soliman 880 2,200
Zones humides oasiennes de Kebili 2,419 5,980

Uganda[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Bisina Wetland System 54,229 134,000
Lake George 15,000 37,000
Lake Mburo-Nakivali Wetland System 26,834 66,310
Lake Nabugabo wetland system 22,000 54,000
Lake Nakuwa Wetland System 91,150 225,200
Lake Opeta Wetland System 68,912 170,290
Lutembe Bay Wetland System 98 240
Mabamba Bay Wetland System 2,424 5,990
Murchison Falls-Albert Delta Wetland System 17,293 42,730
Nabajjuzi Wetland system 1,753 4,330
Rwenzori Mountains Ramsar Site 99,500 246,000
Sango Bay-Musambwa Island-Kagera Wetland System (SAMUKA) 55,110 136,200

Tanzania[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Kilombero Valley Floodplain 796,735 1,968,780
Lake Natron Basin 224,781 555,450
Malagarasi-Muyovozi Wetlands 3,250,000 8,000,000
Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Marine Ramsar Site 596,908 1,474,990

Zambia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bangweulu Swamps 1,100,000 2,700,000
Busanga Swamps 200,000 490,000
Kafue Flats 600,500 1,484,000
Luangwa Flood Plains 250,000 620,000
Lukanga Swamps 260,000 640,000
Mweru wa Ntipa 490,000 1,200,000
Tanganyika 230,000 570,000
Zambezi Floodplains 900,000 2,200,000

Zimbabwe[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Chinhoyi Caves Recreational Park 33.35 82.4
Cleveland Dam 1,050 2,600
Driefontein Grasslands 201,194 497,160
Lake Chivero and Manyame 29,260 72,300
Mana Pools 0 0
Monavale Wetland 507 1,250
Victoria Falls National Park 1,750 4,300

Asia[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Hawar Islands 5,200 13,000
Tubli Bay 1,610 4,000

Bangladesh[edit]

Mudflats in Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Sundarbans Reserved Forest 601,700 1,487,000
Tanguar Haor 9,500 23,000

Bhutan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bumdeling 142 350
Khotokha 114 280

Cambodia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Boeng Chhmar and Associated River System and Floodplain 28,000 69,000
Koh Kapik and Associated Islets 12,000 30,000
Middle Stretches of Mekong River North of Stoeng Treng 14,600 36,000
Prek Toal Ramsar Site 21,342 52,740

China[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Anhui Shengjin Lake National Nature Reserve 33,340 82,400
Bitahai Wetland 1,985 4,910
Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, Shanghai 32,600 81,000
Dafeng National Nature Reserve 78,000 190,000
Dalai Lake National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia 740,000 1,800,000
Dalian National Spotted Seal Nature Reserve 11,700 29,000
Dashanbao 5,958 14,720
Dong dongting hu 190,000 470,000
Dongfanghong Wetland National Nature Reserve 31,538 77,930
Dongzhaigang 5,400 13,000
Eerduosi National Nature Reserve 7,680 19,000
Eling Lake 65,907 162,860
Fujian Zhangjiangkou National Mangrove Nature Reserve 2,358 5,830
Gansu Gahai Wetlands Nature Reserve 247,431 611,420
Guangdong Haifeng Wetlands 11,591 28,640
Guangdong Nanpeng Archipelago Wetlands 35,679 88,160
Guangxi Beilun Estuary National Nature Reserve 3,000 7,400
Hangzhou Xixi Wetlands 325 800
Heilongjiang Nanweng River National Nature Reserve 229,523 567,160
Heilongjiang Qixing River National Nature Reserve 20,000 49,000
Heilongjiang Zhenbaodao Wetland National Nature Reserve 44,364 109,630
Honghe National Nature Reserve 21,836 53,960
Hubei Chen Lake Wetland Nature Reserve 11,579 28,610
Hubei Dajiu Lake Wetland 9,320 23,000
Hubei Honghu Wetlands 43,450 107,400
Huidong Harbor Sea Turtle National Nature Reserve 400 990
Jilin Momoge National Nature Reserve 144,000 360,000
Lashihai Wetland 3,560 8,800
Mai Po Marshes and Inner Deep Bay 1,540 3,800
Maidika 43,496 107,480
Mapangyong Cuo 73,782 182,320
Nan Dongting Wetland and Waterfowl Nature Reserve 168,000 420,000
Napahai Wetland 2,083 5,150
Niaodao 53,600 132,000
Poyanghu 22,400 55,000
San Jiang National Nature Reserve 164,400 406,000
Shandong Yellow River Delta Wetland 95,950 237,100
Shanghai Yangtze Estuarine Wetland Nature Reserve for Chinese Sturgeon 3,760 9,300
Shankou Mangrove Nature Reserve 4,000 9,900
Shuangtai Estuary 128,000 320,000
Sichuan Ruoergai Wetland National Nature Reserve 166,570 411,600
Xi dongting lake nature reserve 35,000 86,000
Xianghai 105,467 260,610
Xingkai Lake National Nature Reserve 222,488 549,780
Yancheng National Nature Reserve 453,000 1,120,000
Zhaling Lake 64,920 160,400
Zhalong 210,000 520,000
Zhangye Heihe Wetland National Nature Reserve 41,164.56 101,719.8
Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve 20,279 50,110

India[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ashtamudi Wetland
A chain of brackish Kerala backwaters lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea Malabar Coast of Kerala
61,400 152,000
Bhitarkanika Mangroves
India's second largest mangrove are home of Olive Ridley Turtle in India's Odisha state in the Brahmani river and Baitarani river delta
65,000 160,000
Bhoj Wetland
Consists of the two lakes, Bhojtal and Lower Lake, located in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh state,
3,201 7,910
Chandra Taal
Situated in the Spiti valley of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh
49 120
Chilika Lake
Spread over the Puri district, Khurda district and Ganjam districts of Odisha at the mouth of the Daya River, flows into the Bay of Bengal
116,500 288,000
Deepor Beel 4,000 9,900
East Calcutta Wetlands 12,500 31,000
Harike Wetland 4,100 10,000
Hokersar Wetlands
Located at the northwest Himalayan biogeopgraphic province of Kashmir, near the snow-draped Pir Panjal.
1,375 3,400
Kanjli Wetland 183 450
Keoladeo National Park 2,873 7,100
Kolleru Lake 90,100 223,000
Loktak Lake 26,600 66,000
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary 12,000 30,000
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary 38,500 95,000
Pong Dam Lake 15,662 38,700
Renuka Lake 20 49
Ropar_Wetland 1,365 3,370
Rudrasagar Lake 240 590
Sambhar Lake 24,000 59,000
Sasthamkotta Lake 373 920
Surinsar-Mansar Lakes 350 860
Tsomoriri 12,000 30,000
Upper Ganga River 26,590 65,700
Vembanad-Kol Wetland 151,250 373,700
Wular Lake 18,900 47,000

Indonesia[edit]

Danau Sentarum in Indonesia
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Berbak 162,700 402,000
Danau Sentarum 80,000 200,000
Pulau Rambut Wildlife Reserve 90 220
Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park 105,194 259,940
Sembilang National Park 202,896 501,370
Tanjung Puting National Park 408,286 1,008,900
Wasur National Park 413,810 1,022,500

Iran[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Alagol, Ulmagol and Ajigol Lakes 1,400 3,500
Amirkelayeh Lake 1,230 3,000
Anzali Wetland Complex 15,000 37,000
Bujagh National Park 3,177 7,850
Choghakhor Wetland 1,687 4,170
Deltas of Rud-e-Gaz and Rud-e-Hara 15,000 37,000
Deltas of Rud-e-Shur, Rud-e-Shirin and Rud-e-Minab 45,000 110,000
Fereydoon Kenar, Ezbaran & Sorkh Ruds Ab-Bandans 5,427 13,410
Gavkhouni Lake and marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud 43,000 110,000
Gomishan Lagoon 17,700 44,000
Govater Bay and Hur-e-Bahu 75,000 190,000
Hamun-e-Puzak, south end 10,000 25,000
Hamun-e-Saberi & Hamun-e-Helmand 50,000 120,000
Kanibarazan Wetland 927 2,290
Khuran Straits 100,000 250,000
Lake Gori 120 300
Lake Kobi 1,200 3,000
Lake Parishan and Dasht-e-Arjan 6,200 15,000
Lake Urmia or Orumiyeh 483,000 1,190,000
Miankaleh Peninsula, Gorgan Bay and Lapoo-Zaghmarz Ab-bandan 100,000 250,000
Neiriz Lakes & Kamjan Marshes 108,000 270,000
Shadegan Marshes & mudflats of Khor-al Amaya & Khor Musa 400,000 990,000
Sheedvar Island 870 2,100
Shurgol, Yadegarlu & Dorgeh Sangi Lakes 2,500 6,200

Iraq[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Central Marshes 219,700 543,000
Hammar Marsh 180,000 440,000
Hawizeh Marsh 137,700 340,000
Sawa Lake 500 1,200

Israel[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
En Afeq Nature Reserve 66 160
Hula Nature Reserve 300 740

Japan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Akan-ko 1,318 3,260
Akiyoshidai Groundwater System 563 1,390
Akkeshi-ko and Bekambeushi-shitsugen 5,277 13,040
Arao-higata 754 1,860
Biwa-ko 65,984 163,050
Fujimae-Higata 323 800
Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai 6,139 15,170
Higashiyoka-higata 218 540
Hinuma 935 2,310
Hizen Kashima-higata 57 140
Hotokenuma 222 550
Hyo-ko 24 59
Imuta-ike 60 150
Izu-numa and Uchi-numa 559 1,380
Kabukuri-numa and the surrounding rice paddies 423 1,050
Katano-kamoike 10 25
Kejo-numa 34 84
Keramashoto Coral Reef 8,290 20,500
Kiritappu-shitsugen 2,504 6,190
Kuju Bogatsuru and Tadewara-shitsugen 91 220
Kushimoto Coral Communities 574 1,420
Kushiro-shitsugen 7,863 19,430
Kutcharo-ko 1,607 3,970
Lower Maruyama River and the surrounding rice paddies 560 1,400
Manko 58 140
Mikata-goko 1,110 2,700
Miyajima 142 350
Miyajima-numa 41 100
Nagura Ampuru 157 390
Nakaikemi-shicchi 87 210
Nakaumi 8,043 19,870
Notsuke-hanto and Notsuke-wan 6,053 14,960
Oku-Nikko-shitsugen 260 640
Onuma 1,236 3,050
Oyama Kami-ike and Shimo-ike 39 96
Oze 8,711 21,530
Sakata 76 190
Sarobetsu-genya 2,560 6,300
Shinji-ko 7,652 18,910
Streams in Kume-jima 255 630
Tateyama Midagahara and Dainichidaira 574 1,420
Tofutsu-ko 900 2,200
Tokai Hilly Land Spring-fed Mires 23 57
Uryunuma-shitsugen 624 1,540
Utonai-ko 510 1,300
Watarase-yusuichi 2,861 7,070
Yakushima Nagata-hama 10 25
Yatsu-higata 40 99
Yonahawan 704 1,740
Yoshigadaira Wetlands 887 2,190

Jordan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Azraq Oasis 7,372 18,220

Kazakhstan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Alakol-Sasykkol Lakes System 914,663 2,260,180
Ili River Delta and South Lake Balkhash 976,630 2,413,300
Koibagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System 58,000 140,000
Kulykol-Taldykol Lake System 8,300 21,000
Lakes of the lower Turgay and Irgiz 348,000 860,000
Lesser Aral Sea and Delta of the Syrdarya River 330,000 820,000
Naurzum Lake System 139,714 345,240
Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System 353,341 873,120
Ural River Delta and adjacent Caspian Sea coast 111,500 276,000
Zharsor-Urkash Lake System 41,250 101,900

Kuwait[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Reserve 50,948 125,900

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Chatyr Kul 16,100 40,000
Son-Kol Lake 36,869 91,110
The Issyk-kul State Nature Reserve with the Issyk-kul Lake 626,439 1,547,960

Laos[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands 2,360 5,800
Xe Champhone Wetlands 12,400 31,000

Lebanon[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aammiq Wetland 280 690
Deir el Nouriyeh cliffs of Ras Chekaa 0 0
Palm Islands Nature Reserve 415 1,030
Tyre Beach 380 940

Malaysia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Kuching Wetlands National Park 6,610 16,300
Lower Kinabatangan-Segama Wetlands 78,803 194,730
Pulau Kukup 647 1,600
Sungai Pulai 9,126 22,550
Tanjung Piai 526 1,300
Tasek Bera 38,446 95,000
Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre 24 59

Mongolia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ayrag Nuur 45,000 110,000
Har Us Nuur National Park 321,360 794,100
Lake Achit and its surrounding wetlands 73,730 182,200
Lake Buir and its surrounding wetlands 104,000 260,000
Lake Ganga and its surrounding wetlands 3,280 8,100
Lake Uvs and its surrounding wetlands 585,000 1,450,000
Lakes in the Khurkh-Khuiten river valley 42,940 106,100
Mongol Daguur 210,000 520,000
Ogii Nuur 2,510 6,200
Terhiyn Tsagaan Nuur 6,110 15,100
Valley of Lakes 45,600 113,000

Myanmar[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary 47,884.38 118,324.9
Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary 10,359 25,600

Nepal[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Beeshazar and Associated Lakes 3,200 7,900
Ghodaghodi Lake Area 2,563 6,330
Gokyo and associated lakes 7,770 19,200
Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes 1,030 2,500
Jagadishpur Reservoir 225 560
Koshi Tappu 17,500 43,000
Lake Cluster of Pokhara Valley 26,106 64,510
Mai Pokhari 90 220
Phoksundo Lake 494 1,220
Rara Lake 1,583 3,910

Oman[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Qurm Nature Reserve 106.83 264.0

Pakistan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Astola Island 5,000 12,000
Chashma Barrage 34,099 84,260
Deh Akro-II Desert Wetland Complex 20,500 51,000
Drigh Lake 164 410
Haleji Lake 1,704 4,210
Hub Dam 27,000 67,000
Indus Delta 472,800 1,168,000
Indus Dolphin Reserve 125,000 310,000
Jiwani Coastal Wetland 4,600 11,000
Jubho Lagoon 706 1,740
Kinjhar Lake 13,468 33,280
Miani Hor 55,000 140,000
Nurri Lagoon 2,540 6,300
Ormara Turtle Beaches 2,400 5,900
Runn of Kutch 566,375 1,399,540
Tanda Dam 405 1,000
Taunsa Barrage 6,576 16,250
Thanedar Wala 4,047 10,000
Uchhali Complex 1,243 3,070

Philippines[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary 14,836 36,660
Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area 175 430
Naujan Lake National Park 14,568 36,000
Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary 5,800 14,000
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park 22,202 54,860
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 96,828 239,270

South Korea[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
1100 Altitude Wetland 13 32
Dongbaekdongsan Wetland 59 150
Du-ung Wetland 6 15
Ganghwa Maehwamarum Habitat 1 2.5
Gochang and Buan Tidal Flats 4,550 11,200
Han River-Bamseom Islets 27 67
Hanbando Wetland Ramsar Site 191.5 473
Jangdo Island High Moor 9 22
Jeungdo Tidal Flat 3,130 7,700
Moojechineup 4 9.9
Muan Tidal Flat 3,589 8,870
Muljangori-oreum wetland 63 160
Mulyeongari-oreum 31 77
Odaesan National Park Wetlands 2 4.9
Seocheon Tidal Flat 1,530 3,800
Songdo Tidal Flat 611 1,510
Sumeunmulbaengdui Ramsar Site 117.5 290
Suncheon Bay 3,550 8,800
The High Moor, Yongneup of Mt. Daeam 106 260
Ungok Wetland 180 440
Upo Wetland 854 2,110

Sri Lanka[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Annaiwilundawa Tanks Sanctuary 1,397 3,450
Bundala 6,210 15,300
Kumana Wetland Cluster 19,011 46,980
Maduganga 915 2,260
Vankalai Sanctuary 4,839 11,960
Wilpattu Ramsar Wetland Cluster 165,800 410,000

Syria[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Sabkhat al-Jabbul Nature Reserve 10,000 25,000

Tajikistan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Karakul Lake 36,400 90,000
Kayrakum Reservoir 52,000 130,000
Lower part of Panj River 0 0
Shorkul and Rangkul Lakes 2,400 5,900
Zorkul Lake 3,800 9,400

Thailand[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bung Khong Long Non-Hunting Area 2,214 5,470
Don Hoi Lot 87,500 216,000
Had Chao Mai Marine National Park - Ta Libong Island Non-Hunting Area - Trang River Estuaries 66,313 163,860
Kaper Estuary - Laemson Marine National Park - Kraburi Estuary 122,046 301,580
Khao Sam Roi Yot Wetland 6,892 17,030
Ko Kra Archipelago 374 920
Ko Ra-Ko Phra Thong Archipelago 19,648 48,550
Krabi Estuary 21,299 52,630
Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-hunting Area Wetlands 494 1,220
Kut Ting Marshland 2,200 5,400
Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park 10,200 25,000
Nong Bong Kai Non-Hunting Area 434 1,070
Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park 40,000 99,000
Princess Sirindhorn Wildlife Sanctuary 20,100 50,000

Turkmenistan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Turkmenbashy Bay 267,124 660,080

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 500 1,200
Mangrove and Alhafeya Protected Area in Khor Kalba 1,494 3,690
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary 620 1,500
Sir Bu Nair Island Protected Area 4,964 12,270
Wadi Wurayah National Park 12,700 31,000

Uzbekistan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aydar-Arnasay Lakes system 527,100 1,302,000
Lake Dengizkul 31,300 77,000

Vietnam[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ba Be National Park 10,048 24,830
Bau Sau Wetlands and Seasonal Floodplain 13,759 34,000
Con Dao National Park 19,991 49,400
Lang Sen Wetland Reserve 4,802 11,870
Mui Ca Mau National Park 41,862 103,440
Tram Chim National Park 7,313 18,070
U Minh Thuong National Park 8,038 19,860
Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve 12,000 30,000

Yemen[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Detwah Lagoon 580 1,400

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Albanian Prespa Lakes 15,119 37,360
Butrint 13,500 33,000
Karavasta Lagoon 20,000 49,000
Lake Shkodra and River Buna 49,562 122,470

Andorra[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Parc naturel de la vallée de Sorteny 1,080 2,700
Parque Natural Comunal de los Valles del Comapedrosa 1,543 3,810
Vall de Madriu-Perafita-Claror 4,247 10,490

Armenia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Khor Virap Marsh 50 120
Lake Arpi 3,230 8,000
Lake Sevan 490,231 1,211,390

Austria[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Autertal - St. Lorenzener Hochmoor 48 120
Bayerische Wildalm and Wildalmfilz 133 330
Donau-March-Thaya-Auen 36,090 89,200
Güssing Fishponds 148 370
Hörfeld-Moor 137 340
Lafnitztal 2,180 5,400
Mires of Pass Thurn 190 470
Mires of the Sauerfelder Wald 119 290
Mires of the Schwarzenberg 267 660
Mires of the Überling 265 650
Moor- und Seenlandschaft Keutschach-Schiefling 543 1,340
Moore am Nassköhr 211 520
Nationalpark Kalkalpen 18,532 45,790
Neusiedlersee, Seewinkel & Hanság 44,229 109,290
Pürgschachen Moor 62 150
Rheindelta 2,065 5,100
Rotmoos im Fuschertal 58 140
Sablatnigmoor 96 240
Stauseen am Unteren Inn 870 2,100
Untere Lobau 915 2,260
Upper Drava River 1,029 2,540
Waldviertel ponds, peat bogs & floodplains 13,000 32,000
Wilder Kaiser 3,781 9,340

Azerbaijan[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Agh-Ghol 500 1,200
Ghizil-Agaj 99,060 244,800

Belarus[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve 85,149 210,410
Dnieper River Floodplain 29,352.94 72,532.7
Duleby Islands-Zaozerye 30,772 76,040
Kotra[4] 10,584 26,150
Kozyansky 26,060 64,400
Mid-Pripyat State Landscape Zakaznik 90,447 223,500
Morochno 5,845 14,440
Olmany Mires Zakaznik 94,219 232,820
Osveiski 22,600 56,000
Polesye Valley of River Bug 23,159 57,230
Pripyatsky National Park 88,553 218,820
Prostyr 9,500 23,000
Servech 9,068 22,410
Sporovsky Biological Reserve 19,384 47,900
Stary Zhaden 17,048 42,130
Vigonoshchanskoe 54,182 133,890
Vileity 8,452 20,890
Vydritsa 21,292 52,610
*Yelnya Reserve (be)[5] 23,200 57,000
Zvanets 15,873 39,220

Belgium[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
De Ijzerbroeken te Diksmuide en Lo-Reninge 2,360 5,800
Grotte des Emotions 3 7.4
Kalmthoutse Heide 2,200 5,400
Les Hautes Fagnes 9,974 24,650
Marais d'Harchies 557.06 1,376.5
Schorren van de Beneden Schelde 420 1,000
Vallée de la Haute-Sûre 29,000 72,000
Vlaamse Banken 1,900 4,700
Zwin 530 1,300

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bardaca Wetland 3,500 8,600
Hutovo Blato 7,411 18,310
Livanjsko Polje 45,868 113,340

Bulgaria[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Atanasovo Lake 1,404 3,470
Belene Islands Complex 18,330 45,300
Dragoman marsh Karst Complex 14,967 36,980
Durankulak Lake 350 860
Ibisha Island 3,365 8,320
Lake Shabla 404 1,000
Poda 307 760
Pomorie Wetland Complex 922 2,280
Ropotamo Complex 5,500 14,000
Srébarna 1,463.75 3,617.0
Vaya Lake 2,900 7,200

Croatia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Crna Mlaka Fishponds 756 1,870
Lonjsko Polje Nature Park 51,218 126,560
Nature Park Kopacki rit 23,894 59,040
Neretva River Delta 12,742 31,490
Vransko Lake 5,748 14,200

Cyprus[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Larnaca Salt Lake 1,107 2,740
Limassol Salt Lake

Czech Republic[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Jizera Headwaters 2,303 5,690
Krkonošská rašeliniště 230 570
Krušnohorská rašeliniště 11,224 27,740
Lednické rybníky 650 1,600
Liběchovka and Pšovka Brooks 350 860
Litovelské Pomoraví 5,122 12,660
Mokřady dolního Podyjí 11,525 28,480
Novozámecký a Brehyňský rybník 923 2,280
Poodří 5,450 13,500
Pramenné vývěry a rašeliniště Slavkovského lesa 3,223 7,960
Punkva subterranean stream 1,571 3,880
Šumavská rašeliniště 6,371 15,740
Třeboňská rašeliniště 1,100 2,700
Třeboňské rybníky 10,165 25,120

Denmark[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aqajarua 22,350 55,200
Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa 579,530 1,432,000
Ertholmene 1,266 3,130
Filso 4,270 10,600
Heden 252,390 623,700
Hirsholmene 3,714 9,180
Hochstetter Forland 184,820 456,700
Horsens Fjord & Endelave 42,737 105,610
Ikkattoq and adjacent archipelago 44,880 110,900
Karrebæk, Dybso and Avno Fjords 18,860 46,600
Kilen 51,280 126,700
Kitsissunnguit 6,910 17,100
Kitsissut Avalliit 4,470 11,000
Kuannersuit Kuussuat 5,190 12,800
Læso 66,548 164,440
Lille Vildmose 7,393 18,270
Lillebælt 35,189 86,950
Maribo Lakes 3,823 9,450
Mykines 2,300 5,700
Nærå Coast and Æbelo area 13,161 32,520
Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord 8,552 21,130
Naternaq 184,010 454,700
Nissum Bredning with Harboore and Agger Tange 12,786 31,590
Nissum Fjord 10,952 27,060
Nólsoy 2,197 5,430
Nordre Ronner 2,993 7,400
Ørsted Dal, Pingel Dal and Enhjørningen Dal 218,000 540,000
Præsto Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord 24,778 61,230
Qínnquata Marraa and Kuussuaq 6,480 16,000
Randers and Mariager Fjords and the adjacent sea 39,190 96,800
Ringkobing Fjord 27,652 68,330
Sejro Bugt, Nekselo Bugt & Saltbæk Vig 44,111 109,000
Skuvoy 1,790 4,400
South Funen Archipelago 38,329 94,710
Stadil and Veststadil Fjords 6,932 17,130
Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters 15,533 38,380
Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning 18,575 45,900
Vadehavet 151,080 373,300
Vejlerne and Logstor Bredning 43,534 107,570
Waters between Lolland and Falster including Rodsand, Guldborg sound, and Boto Nor 34,812 86,020
Waters north of Anholt 11,616 28,700
Waters South of Zealand,Skælskor Fjord, Glæno and adjacent wetlands 18,577 45,900
Waters southeast of Fejo and Femo Islands 41,826 103,350

Estonia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Agusalu 11,000 27,000
Alam-Pedja 34,220 84,600
Emajoe Suursoo Mire and Piirissaar Island 32,600 81,000
Endla 10,110 25,000
Haapsalu-Noarootsi 27,450 67,800
Hiiumaa Islets and Käina Bay 17,700 44,000
Laidevahe Nature Reserve 2,424 5,990
Leidissoo 8,178 20,210
Lihula 6,620 16,400
Luitemaa 11,240 27,800
Matsalu Nature Reserve 48,610 120,100
Muraka 13,980 34,500
Nigula Nature Reserve 6,398 15,810
Puhto-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex 4,640 11,500
Sookuninga Nature Reserve 5,869 14,500
Soomaa 39,639 97,950
Vilsandi National Park 24,100 60,000

Finland[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aspskär Islands 728 1,800
Bird Wetlands of Haapavesi 3,616 8,940
Bird Wetlands of Hailuoto Island 6,512 16,090
Bird Wetlands of Hanko and Tammisaari 55,196 136,390
Bird Wetlands of Lapväärtti 1,224 3,020
Bird Wetlands of Siikajoki 2,691 6,650
Bird Wetlands of Vanajavesi Area 702 1,730
Bird-lakes of Rääkkylä and Kitee 1,227 3,030
Bird-Lakes of Rantasalmi 1,109 2,740
Björkör and Lågskär Archipelago 6,309 15,590
Kainuunkylä Islands 1,005 2,480
Kauhaneva - Pohjankangas National Park 6,849 16,920
Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay 194 480
Koitelainen Mires 48,938 120,930
Krunnit Islands 4,435 10,960
Lake Kirkkojärvi and Lupinlahti Bay 649 1,600
Lake Kirkkojärvi Area 305 750
Lake Kutajärvi Area 1,051 2,600
Lake Läppträsket 199 490
Lake Sysmäjärvi 734 1,810
Lakes Aittojärvi and Kongasjärvi 703 1,740
Lakes Heinä-Suvanto and Hetejärvi 1,224 3,020
Lätäseno-Hietajoki Mires 43,367 107,160
Lemmenjoki National Park 285,990 706,700
Levaneva Mires 3,343 8,260
Liminganlahti Bay Area 12,275 30,330
Martimoaapa - Lumiaapa - Penikat Mires 14,086 34,810
Olvassuo Mires 27,073 66,900
Oulanka National Park 29,390 72,600
Patvinsuo National Park 12,727 31,450
Pernajanlahti Bay 1,143 2,820
Pilvineva Mires 3,667 9,060
Porvoonjoki Estuary - Stensböle 958 2,370
Quark Archipelago 63,699 157,400
Riisitunturi National Park 12,461 30,790
River Luiro Mires 12,345 30,510
Salamajärvi National Park 9,261 22,880
Sammuttijänkä - Vaijoenjänkä Mires 51,749 127,870
Signilskär-Märket Archipelago 22,566 55,760
Siikalahti Bay Area 682 1,690
Söderskär and Långören Archipelago 18,219 45,020
Sotkavuoma Mires 2,602 6,430
Suurenaukeansuo - Isosuo Mires and Lake Pohjalampi 1,640 4,100
Teuravuoma - Kivijärvenvuoma Mires 5,788 14,300
Torronsuo National Park 3,093 7,640
Valkmusa National Park 1,710 4,200
Vanhankaupunginlahti, Laajalahti 508 1,260
Vassorfjärden Bay 1,537 3,800
Veneneva-Pelso Mires 12,039 29,750

France[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Baie de Somme 17,320 42,800
Baie du Mont Saint-Michel 62,000 150,000
Basse-Mana 59,000 150,000
Basses Vallees Angevines 6,450 15,900
Bassin d'Arcachon - Secteur du delta de la Leyre 5,175 12,790
Bassin du Drugeon 5,906 14,590
Camargue 85,000 210,000
Estuaire du fleuve Sinnamary 28,400 70,000
Etang de Biguglia 1,790 4,400
Etang de Palo 212 520
Etang des Salines 207 510
Etang d'Urbino 790 2,000
Etangs de la Champagne humide 255,800 632,000
Etangs de la Petite Woëvre 5,300 13,000
Etangs du Lindre, forêt du Romersberg et zones voisines 5,308 13,120
Etangs palavasiens 5,797 14,320
Golfe du Morbihan 23,000 57,000
Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin de la Guadeloupe 29,500 73,000
Grande Briere 19,000 47,000
Ile d'Europa 205,800 509,000
Impluvium d'Evian 3,275 8,090
La Brenne 140,000 350,000
La Petite Camargue 37,000 91,000
La Vasière des Badamiers 115 280
Lac de Grand-Lieu 6,300 16,000
Lac du Bourget - Marais de Chautagne 5,500 14,000
Lagon de Moorea 5,000 12,000
Le Marais audomarois 3,726 9,210
Les étangs de Villepey 255 630
Les Etangs littoraux de la Narbonnaise 12,334 30,480
Les Lacs du Grand Sud Neo-Caledonien 43,970 108,700
Marais De Kaw 137,000 340,000
Marais d'Orx et zones humides associées 962 2,380
Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin, Baie des Veys 32,500 80,000
Marais du Fier d'Ars 4,452 11,000
Marais salants de Guérande et du Més 5,200 13,000
Marais Vernier et Vallée de la Risle maritime 9,564.46 23,634.3
Mares temporaires de Tre Padule de Suartone 218 540
Réserve Naturelle Nationale des Terres Australes Francaises 2,270,000 5,600,000
Rhin Supérieur / Oberrhein 22,413 55,380
Rives du Lac Léman 1,915 4,730
Salins d'Hyères 900 2,200
Tourbière de Moltifao 33 82
Zones humides et marines de Saint-Martin 2,997 7,410

Georgia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ispani Mire 770 1,900
Wetlands of Central Kolkheti 33,710 83,300

Germany[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aland-Elbe-Niederung und Elbaue Jerichow 8,605 21,260
Ammersee 6,517 16,100
Bayerische Wildalm 7 17
Bodensee: Wollmatinger Ried - Giehrenmoos & Mindelsee 1,286 3,180
Chiemsee 8,660 21,400
Diepholzer Moorniederung 15,060 37,200
Donauauen & Donaumoos 8,000 20,000
Dümmer 3,600 8,900
Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg 7,560 18,700
Galenbecker See 1,015 2,510
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer 11,700 29,000
Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra 1,453 3,590
Ismaninger Speichersee & Fischteichen 955 2,360
Krakower Obersee 870 2,100
Lech-Donau-Winkel 4,014 9,920
Mühlenberger Loch 675 1,670
Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf 11,760 29,100
Niederung der Unteren Havel/Gülper See/Schollener See 8,920 22,000
Oberrhein / Rhin Supérieur 25,117 62,070
Ostseeboddengäwasser Westrügen-Hiddensee-Zingst 25,800 64,000
Ostufer Müritz 4,830 11,900
Peitzer Teichgebiet 1,060 2,600
Rheinauen zwischen Eltville und Bingen 566 1,400
Rieselfelder Münster 233 580
Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas 454,988 1,124,300
Starnberger See 5,720 14,100
Steinhuder Meer 5,730 14,200
Unterer Inn, Haiming-Neuhaus 1,955 4,830
Unterer Niederrhein 25,000 62,000
Unteres Odertal, Schwedt 5,400 13,000
Wattenmeer, Elbe-Weser-Dreieck 38,460 95,000
Wattenmeer, Jadebusen & westliche Wesermündung 49,490 122,300
Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart 121,620 300,500
Weserstaustufe Schlüsselburg 1,600 4,000

Greece[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Amvrakikos Gulf 23,649 58,440
Artificial Lake Kerkini 10,996 27,170
Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon Delta 11,808 29,180
Evros Delta 9,267 22,900
Kotychi lagoons 6,302 15,570
Lake Mikri Prespa 5,078 12,550
Lake Vistonis, Porto Lagos, Lake Ismaris & adjoining lagoons 24,396 60,280
Lakes Volvi & Koronia 16,388 40,500
Messolonghi lagoons 33,687 83,240
Nestos delta & adjoining lagoons 21,930 54,200

Hungary[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Baradla Cave System and related wetlands 2,075 5,130
Béda-Karapancsa 8,668.9 21,421
Biharugra Fishponds 2,791 6,900
Bodrogzug 3,782 9,350
Borsodi-Mezöség 18,470.9 45,643
Csongrád-Bokrosi Sóstó sodic-alkaline pans 865 2,140
Felsö-Tisza 22,311 55,130
Fishponds and Marshlands south of Lake Balaton 9,483 23,430
Gemenc 19,770 48,900
Hortobágy 32,037 79,170
Ipoly Valley 2,303.7 5,693
Kis-Balaton 14,745 36,440
Lake Balaton 59,800 148,000
Lake Fehér at Kardoskút 492 1,220
Lake Fertö 8,432 20,840
Lake Kolon at Izsák 3,059 7,560
Lakes by Tata 1,633 4,040
Mártély 2,232 5,520
Montág-puszta 2,203 5,440
Nyirkai-Hany 460 1,100
Ócsai Turjános 1,145.8 2,831
Pacsmag Fishponds Nature Conservation Area 439.4 1,086
Pusztaszer 5,000 12,000
Rába valley 10,961 27,090
Rétszilas Fishponds Nature Conservation Area 1,508 3,730
Szaporca 289.5 715
Upper Kiskunság Alkaline Lakes 7,393.8 18,270
Upper Kiskunság alkaline steppes 13,632 33,690
Velence and Dinnyés Nature Conservation Area 965 2,380

Iceland[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Andakíll Protected Habitat Area 3,086 7,630
Grunnafjörður 1,470 3,600
Guðlaugstungur Nature Reserve 40,160 99,200
Mývatn-Laxá region 20,000 49,000
Snæfell and Eyjabakkar Area 26,450 65,400
Þjórsárver 37,500 93,000

Ireland[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Baldoyle Bay 203 500
Ballyallia Lough 308 760
Ballycotton Bay 92 230
Ballymacoda 375 930
Bannow Bay 958 2,370
Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven 683 1,690
Blackwater Estuary 468 1,160
Castlemaine Harbour 2,973 7,350
Clara Bog 460 1,100
Coole Lough & Garryland Wood 364 900
Cork Harbour 1,436 3,550
Cummeen Strand 1,491 3,680
Dundalk Bay 4,768 11,780
Dungarvan Harbour 1,041 2,570
Easky Bog 607 1,500
Gearagh, The 307 760
Inner Galway Bay 11,905 29,420
Killala Bay/Moy Estuary 1,061 2,620
Knockmoyle/Sheskin 1,198 2,960
Lough Barra Bog 176 430
Lough Corrib 17,728 43,810
Lough Derravaragh 1,120 2,800
Lough Ennell 1,404 3,470
Lough Gara 1,742 4,300
Lough Glen 81 200
Lough Iron 182 450
Lough Oughter 1,464 3,620
Lough Owel 1,032 2,550
Meenachullion Bog 194 480
Mongan Bog 127 310
North Bull Island 1,436 3,550
Owenboy 397 980
Owenduff catchment 1,382 3,410
Pettigo Plateau 900 2,200
Pollardstown Fen 130 320
Raheenmore Bog 162 400
Raven, The 589 1,460
Rogerstown Estuary 195 480
Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary 654 1,620
Slieve Bloom Mountains 2,230 5,500
The Broadmeadow Estuary 546 1,350
Tralee Bay 861 2,130
Tramore Backstrand 367 910
Trawbreaga Bay 1,003 2,480
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve 194 480

Italy[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bacino dell'Angitola 875 2,160
Biviere di Gela 256 630
Isola Boscone 201 500
Lago dei Monaci 94 230
Lago di Barrea 303 750
Lago di Burano 410 1,000
Lago di Caprolace 229 570
Lago di Fogliano 395 980
Lago di Nazzano 265 650
Lago di Sabaudia 1,474 3,640
Lago di San Giuliano 2,118 5,230
Lago di Tovel 37 91
Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella 1,400 3,500
Laguna di Orbetello 887 2,190
Laguna di Venezia: Valle Averto 500 1,200
Lagustelli di Percile 256 630
Le Cesine 620 1,500
Oasi del Sele-Serre Persano 174 430
Oasi di Castelvolturno o Variconi 195 480
Ortazzo e Ortazzino 440 1,100
Palude Brabbia 459 1,130
Palude del Brusà Le Vallette 171 420
Palude della Diaccia Botrona 2,500 6,200
Palude di Bolgheri 518 1,280
Palude di Colfiorito 157 390
Palude di Ostiglia 123 300
Pantano di Pignola 172 430
Piallassa della Baiona e Risega 1,630 4,000
Pian di Spagna - Lago di Mezzola 1,740 4,300
Punte Alberete 480 1,200
Sacca di Bellocchio 223 550
Saline di Cervia 785 1,940
Saline di Margherita di Savoia 3,871 9,570
Stagno di Cábras 3,575 8,830
Stagno di Cagliari 3,466 8,560
Stagno di Corru S'Ittiri, Stagni di San Giovanni e Marceddì 2,610 6,400
Stagno di Mistras 680 1,700
Stagno di Molentargius 1,401 3,460
Stagno di Pauli Maiori 287 710
Stagno di Sale Porcus 330 820
Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia 223 550
Torbiere d'Iseo 325 800
Torre Guaceto 940 2,300
Valle Bertuzzi 3,100 7,700
Valle Campotto e Bassarone 1,363 3,370
Valle Cavanata 243 600
Valle di Gorino 1,330 3,300
Valle Santa 261 640
Valli del Mincio 1,082 2,670
Valli residue del comprensorio di Comacchio 13,500 33,000
Vendicari 1,450 3,600
Vincheto di Cellarda 99 240

Latvia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Engure 19,700 49,000
Lake Kanieris 1,995 4,930
Lubana wetland complex 48,020 118,700
Northern Bogs 5,318 13,140
Pape Wetland Complex 51,725 127,820
Teici and Pelecare bogs 23,560 58,200

Liechtenstein[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ruggeller Riet 101 250

Lithuania[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Adutiskis-Svyla-Birveta wetland complex 6,881 17,000
Cepkeliai 11,227 27,740
Girutiskis bog 1,402 3,460
Kamanos 6,401 15,820
Nemunas Delta 28,952 71,540
Viesvilé 3,218 7,950
Zuvintas 7,500 19,000

Luxembourg[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Haff Réimech 313 770
Vallée de la Haute-Sûre 16,900 42,000

Macedonia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Dojran Lake 2,696 6,660
Lake Prespa 18,920 46,800

Malta[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ghadira 11 27
Is-Simar 5 12

Moldova[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lower Dniester 60,000 150,000
Lower Prut Lakes 19,152 47,330
Unguri-Holosnita 15,553 38,430

Monaco[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Réserve sous-marine du Larvotto 23 57

Montenegro[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Skadarsko Jezero 20,000 49,000
Tivat Saline 150 370

Netherlands[edit]

De Biesbosch in the Netherlands
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Alde Feanen 2,124 5,250
Bargerveen 2,082 5,140
Biesbosch 9,640 23,800
Broekvelden/Vettenbroek 700 1,700
De Slagbaai 90 220
De Wieden 9,400 23,000
Deelen 514 1,270
Deurnsche Peel & Mariapeel 2,734 6,760
Duinen Ameland 2,054.5 5,077
Duinen en Lage Land Texel 4,088.8 10,104
Duinen Schiermonnikoog 833.1 2,059
Duinen Terschelling 4,040.3 9,984
Duinen Vlieland 1,484.1 3,667
Engbertsdijksvenen 998 2,470
Grevelingen 13,753 33,980
Groote Peel 1,348 3,330
Haringvliet 10,880 26,900
Het Gotomeer 150 370
Het Lac 700 1,700
Het Pekelmeer 400 990
Het Spaans Lagoen 70 170
Hollands Diep 4,139 10,230
IJmeer 7,400 18,000
IJsselmeer 113,341 280,070
Ketelmeer en Vossemeer 3,900 9,600
Klein Bonaire Island and adjacent sea 600 1,500
Krammer-Volkerak 6,159 15,220
Lauwersmeer 5,754 14,220
Leekstermeergebied 1,543 3,810
Malpais/Sint Michiel 1,100 2,700
Markermeer 61,000 150,000
Markiezaat 1,831.9 4,527
Muizenberg 65 160
Naardermeer 1,151 2,840
North Sea Coastal Area 144,474.8 357,005
Northwest Curaçao 2,441 6,030
Oostelijke Vechtplassen 4,500 11,000
Oosterschelde 36,978 91,370
Oostvaardersplassen 5,477 13,530
Oudegaasterbrekken, Fluessen en omgeving 3,053.9 7,546
Rif Sint Marie 668 1,650
Rottige Meenthe en Brandemeer 1,369 3,380
Sneekermeergebied 2,300 5,700
Veerse Meer 2,539 6,270
Veluwerandmeren 6,123.5 15,131
Voordelta 92,271 228,010
Voornes Duin 1,432 3,540
Wadden Sea 271,023.3 669,713
Weerribben 3,329 8,230
Westerschelde & Saeftinghe]] 43,647 107,850
Zoommeer 1,175 2,900
Zuidlaardermeergebied 2,100 5,200
Zwanenwater 600 1,500
Zwarte Meer 2,162 5,340

Norway[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Åkersvika 424 1,050
Anda 52 130
Atnsjømyrene 550 1,400
Balsfjord Wetland System 1,915 4,730
Bear Island 298,300 737,000
Bliksvær 4,316 10,670
Dokkadelta 375 930
Dunoyane 1,191 2,940
Evenes wetland system 434 1,070
Fiskumvannet Nature Reserve 119 290
Fokstumyra 1,799 4,450
Forlandsoyane 540 1,300
Froan Nature Reserve and Landscape Protection Area 48,400 120,000
Gåsoyane 236 580
Giske Wetlands System 553 1,370
Glomådeltaet 606 1,500
Grunnfjorden 1,472 3,640
Haroya Wetlands System 190 470
Havmyran 3,872 9,570
Hedmarksvidda Wetland System 4,544 11,230
Hopen 325,400 804,000
Horsvaer 17,036 42,100
Horta 3,158 7,800
Hynna 6,442 15,920
Ilene and Presterodkilen Wetland System 177 440
Innherred Freshwater System 182 450
Isoyane 230 570
Jaeren wetland system 3,256 8,050
Karlsoyvaer 4,936 12,200
Kongsfjorden 710 1,800
Kurefjorden 392 970
Kvisleflået 5,682 14,040
Laukvikoyene 1,084 2,680
Lista Wetlands System 724 1,790
Lovund-Lundeura 153 380
Målselvutløpet 1,288 3,180
Mastadfjellet 802 1,980
Mellandsvågen 96 240
Mosvasstangen Landscape Protection Area 1,441 3,560
Nordenskiöldkysten 31,750 78,500
Nordre Oyeren 6,256 15,460
Nordre Tyrifjord Wetlands System 322 800
Ora 1,676 4,140
Orland Wetland System 3,168 7,830
Ovre Forra 10,254 25,340
Pasvik Nature Reserve 1,910 4,700
Reisautløpet 600 1,500
Risøysundet 504 1,250
Røstøyan 6,986 17,260
Rott-Håstein-Kjør 10,722 26,490
Runde 1,351 3,340
Sandblåst-/Gaustadvågen Nature Reserve 245 610
Sklinna 589 1,460
Skogvoll 5,544 13,700
Slettnes 1,230 3,000
Sørkapp 39,710 98,100
Stabbursneset 1,620 4,000
Tanamunningen 3,409 8,420
Tautra & Svaet 2,054 5,080
Trondheim Fjord wetland system 1,760 4,300
Tufsingdeltaet 895 2,210
Ulendeltaet 280 690
West-Vikna Archipelago 13,592 33,590

Poland[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Biebrzański National Park 59,233 146,370
Druzno Lake Nature Reserve 3,068 7,580
Karás Lake Nature Reserve 815 2,010
Lake of Seven Islands Nature Reserve 1,618 4,000
Luknajno Lake Nature Reserve 1,189 2,940
Milicz Fishponds Nature Reserve 5,324 13,160
Narew River National Park 7,350 18,200
Poleski National Park 9,762 24,120
Slowinski National Park 32,744 80,910
Subalpine peatbogs in Karkonosze Mountains 40 99
Swidwie Lake Nature Reserve 891 2,200
Warta River Mouth National Park 7,956 19,660
Wigry National Park 15,085 37,280

Portugal[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bertiandos and S. Pedro of Arcos Lagoons 346 850
Caldeira da Graciosa 120 300
Caldeira do Faial 312 770
Caldeirão do Corvo 316 780
Complexo Vulcânico das Furnas 2,855 7,050
Complexo Vulcânico das Sete Cidades 2,171 5,360
Complexo Vulcânico do Fogo 2,182 5,390
Estrela Mountain upper Plateau and upper Zêzere River 5,075 12,540
Estuário do Sado 25,588 63,230
Estuário do Tejo 14,563 35,990
'Fajãs' of Caldeira and Cubres Lagoons 87 210
Ilhéus das Formigas e Recife Dollabarat 7 17
Lagoa da Albufeira 1,995 4,930
Lagoa de St. André et Lagoa de Sancha 2,638 6,520
Mira Minde Polje and related Springs 662 1,640
Mondego Estuary 1,518 3,750
Pateira de Fermentelos Lake and Águeda and Cértima Valleys 1,559 3,850
Paúl de Arzila 585 1,450
Paúl de Madriz 226 560
Paúl de Tornada 50 120
Paúl do Boquilobo 529 1,310
Paúl do Taipal 233 580
Planalto Central da Terceira 1,283 3,170
Planalto Central das Flores 2,572 6,360
Planalto Central de São Jorge 231 570
Planalto Central do Pico 748 1,850
Praia da Vitória Marsh 16 40
Ria de Alvor 1,454 3,590
Ria Formosa 16,000 40,000
Sapais de Castro Marim 2,235 5,520
Vascão River 44,331 109,540

Romania[edit]

The Danube Delta in Romania
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bistret 27,482 67,910
Blahnita[disambiguation needed] 45,286 111,900
Borcea Arm 21,529 53,200
Calafat-Ciuperceni-Danube 29,206 72,170
Canaralele de la Harsova 7,406 18,300
Comana Natural Park 24,963 61,680
Danube Delta 647,000 1,600,000
Danube Islands Bugeac-Iotormac 82,832 204,680
Dumbravita Fishpond Complex 414 1,020
Iron Gates Natural Park 115,666 285,820
Jiu-Danube Confluence 19,800 49,000
Lake Calarasi 5,001 12,360
Lake Techirghiol 1,462 3,610
Mures Floodplain 17,166 42,420
Old Danube-Macin Arm 26,792 66,200
Olt-Danube Confluence 46,623 115,210
Poiana Stampei Peat Bog 640 1,600
Small Island of Braila 17,586 43,460
Suhaia 19,594 48,420

Russia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Area between the Pura & Mokoritto Rivers 1,125,000 2,780,000
Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland 12,000 30,000
Brekhovsky Islands in the Yenisei estuary 1,400,000 3,500,000
Chany Lakes 364,848 901,560
Gorbita Delta 75,000 190,000
Islands in Ob Estuary, Kara Sea 128,000 320,000
Islands in Onega Bay, White Sea 3,600 8,900
Kama-Bakaldino Mires 226,500 560,000
Kandalaksha Bay 208,000 510,000
Karaginski Island, Bering Sea 193,597 478,390
Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland 200,000 490,000
Kuban Delta: Akhtaro-Grivenskaya group of limans 84,600 209,000
Kuban Delta: Group of limans between rivers Kuban & Protoka 88,400 218,000
Kurgalsky Peninsula 65,000 160,000
Lake Bolon & the mouths of the Selgon & Simmi Rivers 53,800 133,000
Lake Khanka 310,000 770,000
Lake Manych-Gudilo 112,600 278,000
Lake Udyl & the mouths of the Bichi, Bitki & Pilda Rivers 57,600 142,000
Lower Dvuobje 540,000 1,300,000
Moroshechnaya River 219,000 540,000
Mshinskaye wetland system 75,100 186,000
Oka & Pra River Floodplains 161,542 399,180
Parapolsky Dol 1,200,000 3,000,000
Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland 93,600 231,000
Selenga Delta 12,100 30,000
Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea 6,400 16,000
Svir Delta 60,500 149,000
Tobol-Ishim Forest-steppe 1,217,000 3,010,000
Torey Lakes 172,500 426,000
Upper Dvuobje 470,000 1,200,000
Utkholok 220,000 540,000
Veselovskoye Reservoir 309,000 760,000
Volga Delta 800,000 2,000,000
Wetlands in the Lower Bagan area 26,880 66,400
Zeya-Bureya Plains 31,600 78,000

Serbia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Gornje Podunavlje 22,480 55,500
Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit 8,292 20,490
Labudovo okno 3,733 9,220
Ludasko Lake 593 1,470
Obedska Bara 17,501 43,250
Pestersko polje 3,455 8,540
Slano Kopovo 976 2,410
Stari Begej - Carska Bara Special Nature Reserve 1,767 4,370
Vlasina 3,209 7,930
Zasavica 1,913 4,730

Slovakia[edit]

Domica cave in Slovakia
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Caves of the Demanova Valley 1,448 3,580
Domica 622 1,540
Dunajské luhy 14,488 35,800
Latorica 4,405 10,880
Moravské luhy 5,380 13,300
Orava River and its Tributaries 865 2,140
Parížske močiare 184 450
Poiplie 411 1,020
Rudava River Valley 560 1,400
Senné fishponds 425 1,050
Súr 1,137 2,810
Tisa River 735 1,820
Turiec wetlands 750 1,900
Wetlands of Orava Basin 9,287 22,950

Slovenia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Cerknisko jezero z okolico 7,250 17,900
Secoveljske soline 650 1,600
Skocjanske Jame 305 750

Spain[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà 4,784 11,820
Albufera de Adra 75 190
Albufera de Valencia 21,000 52,000
Bahía de Cádiz 10,000 25,000
Colas del Embalse de Ullibarri 397 980
Complejo de Corrubedo 550 1,400
Complejo intermareal Umia-Grove 2,561 6,330
Complejo lagunar de La Albuera 1,878 4,640
Delta del Ebro 7,736 19,120
Doñana 111,646 275,880
Embalse de las Cañas 101 250
Embalse de Orellana 5,500 14,000
Embalses de Cordobilla y Malpasillo 1,972 4,870
Humedales de la Sierra de Urbión 86 210
Humedales del Macizo de Peñalara 487 1,200
Humedales y Turberas de Padul 327 810
Lago de Banyoles 1,033 2,550
Lago de Caicedo-Yuso y Salinas de Añana 26 64
Laguna de Chiprana 162 400
Laguna de El Hito 573 1,420
Laguna de Fuente de Piedra 1,364 3,370
Laguna de Gallocanta 6,720 16,600
Laguna de la Nava de Fuentes 326 810
Laguna de la Vega 34 84
Laguna de Manjavacas 231 570
Laguna de Pitillas 216 530
Laguna del Prado 52 130
Laguna y arenal de Valdoviño 485 1,200
Lagunas de Alcázar de San Juan 240 590
Lagunas de Cádiz 158 390
Lagunas de Campotejar 61 150
Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja 3,693 9,130
Lagunas de Laguardia 45 110
Lagunas de las Moreras 73 180
Lagunas de Puebla de Beleña 191 470
Lagunas de Ruidera 6,639 16,410
Lagunas de Villafáfila 2,714 6,710
Lagunas del sur de Córdoba 86 210
Las Tablas de Daimiel 1,928 4,760
Mar Menor 14,933 36,900
Marismas de Santoña 6,907 17,070
Marismas del Odiel 7,185 17,750
Marjal de Pego-Oliva 1,290 3,200
Pantano de El Hondo 2,387 5,900
Paraje Natural Brazo del Este 1,362 3,370
Paraje Natural Laguna Grande 200 490
Paraje Natural Lagunas de Palos y las Madres 635 1,570
Paraje Natural Punta Entinas-Sabinar 1,948 4,810
Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici 39,979 98,790
Prat de Cabanes - Torreblanca 812 2,010
Reserva Natural Complejo Endorreico de Chiclana 793 1,960
Reserva Natural Complejo Endorreico de Espera 514 1,270
Reserva Natural Complejo Endorreico de Puerto Real 863 2,130
Reserva Natural Complejo Endorreico Lebrija-Las Cabezas 897 2,220
Reserva Natural Laguna de los Jarales 147 360
Reserva Natural Laguna de Tíscar 185 460
Reserva Natural Laguna del Chinche 221 550
Reserva Natural Laguna del Conde o El Salobral 345 850
Reserva Natural Laguna Honda 368 910
Reserva Natural Lagunas de Archidona 204 500
Reserva Natural Lagunas de Campillos 1,342 3,320
Ria de Mundaka-Guernika 945 2,340
Ría de Villaviciosa 1,263 3,120
Ría del Eo 1,740 4,300
Rias de Ortigueira y Ladrido 2,920 7,200
Saladar de Jandía 127 310
Saladas de Sástago-Bujaraloz 8,145 20,130
S'Albufera de Mallorca 1,700 4,200
Salburua 174 430
Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera 1,640 4,100
Salinas de Santa Pola 2,496 6,170
Salinas del Cabo de Gata 300 740
Tremedales de Orihuela 1,845 4,560
Txingudi 128 320

Sweden[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aloppkölen-Köpmankölen 20,100 50,000
Asköviken-Sörfjärden 12,200 30,000
Blaikfjället 43,611 107,770
Blekinge archipelago 12,500 31,000
Dalälven-Färnebofjärden 17,300 43,000
Dättern 4,010 9,900
Dumme mosse 3,350 8,300
Emån 1,580 3,900
Falsterbo – (Bay of) Foteviken 7,530 18,600
Fylleån 910 2,200
Gammelstadsviken 436 1,080
Getapulien-Grönbo 3,229 7,980
Getterön 450 1,100
Gotland, east coast 4,900 12,000
Gullhög-Tönningfloarna 1,883 4,650
Gustavsmurarna-Tröskens rikkärr 653 1,610
Helgeån 8,050 19,900
Hjälstaviken 770 1,900
Hornborgasjön 6,510 16,100
Hovran area 4,860 12,000
Kallgate-Hejnum 1,650 4,100
Kilsviken 9,090 22,500
Klingavälsån-Krankesjön 3,970 9,800
Komosse 4,070 10,100
Koppången 4,936 12,200
Kvismaren 780 1,900
Laidaure 4,319 10,670
Lake Ånnsjön 11,000 27,000
Lake Åsnen 16,800 42,000
Lake Östen 1,010 2,500
Lake Persöfjärden 3,320 8,200
Lundåkra Bay 1,980 4,900
Mannavuoma 705 1,740
Mellanljusnan 1,136 2,810
Mellerstön 290 720
Mörrumsån-Pukavik Bay 2,740 6,800
Mossaträsk-Stormyran 950 2,300
Nittälven 1,932 4,770
Nordre älv estuary 7,210 17,800
Öland, eastern coastal areas 8,460 20,900
Oldflån-Flån 10,100 25,000
Ottenby 1,610 4,000
Päivävuoma 2,759 6,820
Pirttimysvuoma 2,587 6,390
Rappomyran 3,031 7,490
Sjaunja 188,600 466,000
Skälderviken 1,350 3,300
Södra Bråviken 3,610 8,900
Stigfjorden 6,940 17,100
Stockholm, outer archipelago 15,000 37,000
Store Mosse and Kävsjön 7,580 18,700
Storkölen 7,040 17,400
Sulsjön-Sulån 350 860
Svartån 2,230 5,500
Tåkern 5,650 14,000
Tärnasjön 11,800 29,000
Tavvavuoma 28,700 71,000
Tjålmejaure-Laisdalen Valley 21,400 53,000
Tönnersjöheden-Årshultsmyren 12,300 30,000
Träslövsläge-Morups Tånge 1,990 4,900
Tysjöarna 410 1,000
Umeälv delta 1,040 2,600
Vasikkavuoma 200 490
Västra Roxen 4,170 10,300
Vattenån 3,661 9,050
Vindelälven 66,395 164,070

Switzerland[edit]

Klingnauer Stausee in Switzerland
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bolle di Magadino 663 1,640
Fanel et Chablais de Cudrefin 1,155 2,850
Kaltbrunner Riet 157 390
Klingnauer Stausee 364 900
Laubersmad-Salwidili 1,376 3,400
Le Rhône genevois-Vallons de l'Allondon et de La Laire 1,929 4,770
Les Grangettes 6,342 15,670
Niederried Stausee 297 730
Rhonegletschervorfeld 317 780
Rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel 1,705 4,210
Vadret da Roseg 383 950

Turkey[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Akyatan Lagoon 14,700 36,000
Gediz Delta 14,900 37,000
Göksu Delta 15,000 37,000
Kizilirmak Delta 21,700 54,000
Kizören Obrouk 127 310
Lake Burdur 24,800 61,000
Lake Kus 20,400 50,000
Lake Kuyucuk 416 1,030
Lake Seyfe 10,700 26,000
Lake Uluabat 19,900 49,000
Meke Maar 202 500
Nemrut Caldera 4,589 11,340
Sultan Reedy National Park 17,200 43,000
Yumurtalik Lagoons 19,853 49,060

Ukraine[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Aquatic-cliff complex of Cape Kazantyp 251 620
Aquatic-cliff complex of Karadag 224 550
Aquatic-coastal complex of Cape Opuk 775 1,920
Bakotska Bay 1,590 3,900
Berda River Mouth & Berdianska Spit & Berdianska Bay 1,800 4,400
Big Chapelsk Depression 2,359 5,830
Bilosaraiska Bay and Bilosaraiska Spit 2,000 4,900
Central Syvash 80,000 200,000
Desna River Floodplains 4,270 10,600
Dniester-Turunchuk Crossrivers Area 76,000 190,000
Dnipro River Delta 26,000 64,000
Dnipro-Oril Floodplains 2,560 6,300
Eastern Syvash 165,000 410,000
Karkinitska and Dzharylgatska Bays 87,000 210,000
Kartal Lake 500 1,200
Kryva Bay and Kryva Spit 1,400 3,500
Kugurlui Lake 6,500 16,000
Kyliiske Mouth 32,800 81,000
Lake Synevyr 29 72
Lower Smotrych River 1,480 3,700
Molochnyi Liman 22,400 55,000
Northern Part of the Dniester Liman 20,000 49,000
Obytochna Spit and Obytochna Bay 2,000 4,900
Perebrody Peatlands 12,718 31,430
Polissia Mires 2,145 5,300
Prypiat River Floodplains 12,000 30,000
Sasyk Lake 21,000 52,000
Shagany-Alibei-Burnas Lakes System 19,000 47,000
Shatsk Lakes 32,850 81,200
Stokhid River Floodplains 10,000 25,000
Tendrivska Bay 38,000 94,000
Tyligulskyi Liman 26,000 64,000
Yagorlytska Bay 34,000 84,000

United Kingdom[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Abberton Reservoir 726 1,790
Akrotiri 2,171 5,360
Alde-Ore Estuary 2,547 6,290
Alderney West Coast and the Burhou Islands 15,629 38,620
Arun Valley 529 1,310
Avon Valley 1,385 3,420
Ballaugh Curragh 193 480
Ballynahone Bog 243 600
Belfast Lough 432 1,070
Benfleet & Southend Marshes 2,251 5,560
Bertha's Beach 4,000 9,900
Black Bog 183 450
Blackwater Estuary 4,395 10,860
Booby Pond and Rookery 82 200
Breydon Water 1,203 2,970
Bridgend Flats, Islay 331 820
Broadland 4,623 11,420
Burry Inlet 6,672 16,490
Cairngorm Lochs 173 430
Caithness & Sutherland Peatlands 143,503 354,600
Caithness Lochs 1,379 3,410
Cameron Reservoir 69 170
Carlingford Lough 831 2,050
Castle Loch, Lochmaben 108 270
Chesil Beach & The Fleet 748 1,850
Chichester and Langstone Harbours 5,810 14,400
Chippenham Fen 112 280
Claish Moss 568 1,400
Coll 2,209 5,460
Colne Estuary 2,701 6,670
Cors Caron 874 2,160
Cors Fochno & Dyfi 2,508 6,200
Corsydd Mon a Llyn 626 1,550
Cromarty Firth 3,747 9,260
Crouch & Roach Estuaries 1,736 4,290
Crymlyn Bog 268 660
Cuilcagh Mountain 2,744 6,780
Deben Estuary 979 2,420
Dengie 3,127 7,730
Dersingham Bog 158 390
Diego Garcia 35,424 87,530
Din Moss - Hoselaw Loch 51 130
Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet 7,837 19,370
Dorset Heathlands 6,730 16,600
Duddon Estuary 6,806 16,820
East Sanday Coast 1,515 3,740
Eilean Na Muice Duibhe 576 1,420
Esthwaite Water 137 340
Exe Estuary 2,346 5,800
Fairy Water Bogs 224 550
Fala Flow 318 790
Fardrum and Roosky Turloughs 43 110
Firth of Forth 6,314 15,600
Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary 6,918 17,090
Foulness 10,933 27,020
Garron Plateau 4,650 11,500
Garry Bog 155 380
Gibraltar Point 414 1,020
Gladhouse Reservoir 186 460
Gough Island 229,811 567,880
Greenlaw Moor 248 610
Gruinart Flats, Islay 3,261 8,060
Hamford Water 2,187 5,400
Holburn Lake & Moss 28 69
Humber Estuary 37,988 93,870
Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp 2 4.9
Inaccessible Island 126,524 312,650
Inner Clyde Estuary 1,825 4,510
Inner Moray Firth 2,339 5,780
Irthinghead Mires 792 1,960
Isles of Scilly 402 990
Kintyre Goose Roosts 312 770
Larne Lough 396 980
Lee Valley 448 1,110
Leighton Moss 129 320
Les Écrehous & Les Dirouilles, Jersey 5,459 13,490
Les Minquiers, Jersey 9,575 23,660
Les Pierres de Lecq 512 1,270
Lewis Peatlands 58,984 145,750
Lihou Island and l'Erée Headland, Guernsey 427 1,060
Lindisfarne 3,679 9,090
Llyn Idwal 14 35
Llyn Tegid 482 1,190
Loch an Duin 2,621 6,480
Loch Eye 205 510
Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes 769 1,900
Loch Leven 1,612 3,980
Loch Lomond 237 590
Loch Maree 3,174 7,840
Loch of Inch & Torrs Warren 2,111 5,220
Loch of Kinnordy 85 210
Loch of Lintrathen 217 540
Loch of Skene 121 300
Loch of Strathbeg 616 1,520
Loch Ruthven 201 500
Loch Spynie 94 230
Lough Foyle 2,204 5,450
Lough Neagh & Lough Beg 50,166 123,960
Lover's Lake Nature Reserve 2 4.9
Lower Derwent Valley 915 2,260
Magheraveely Marl Loughs 59 150
Malham Tarn 286 710
Martin Mere 120 300
Medway Estuary & Marshes 4,697 11,610
Mersey Estuary 5,033 12,440
Midland Meres & Mosses 511 1,260
Midland Meres and Mosses Phase 2 1,588 3,920
Minsmere - Walberswick 2,019 4,990
Montrose Basin 985 2,430
Moray and Nairn Coast 2,412 5,960
Morecambe Bay 37,405 92,430
Muir of Dinnet 158 390
Nene Washes 1,517 3,750
North Norfolk Coast 7,887 19,490
North Uist Machair and Islands 4,705 11,630
North, Middle & East Caicos Islands 58,617 144,850
Northumbria Coast 1,108 2,740
Ouse Washes 2,469 6,100
Paget Marsh 11 27
Pagham Harbour 637 1,570
Pembroke Marsh East 8 20
Pettigoe Plateau 1,264 3,120
Pevensey Levels 3,578 8,840
Poole Harbour 2,439 6,030
Portsmouth Harbour 1,249 3,090
Rannoch Moor 1,519 3,750
Redgrave and South Lopham Fens 127 310
Ribble & Alt Estuaries 13,464 33,270
Rinns of Islay 3,571 8,820
River Spey - Insh Marshes 1,159 2,860
Ronas Hill - North Roe & Tingon 5,470 13,500
Rostherne Mere 80 200
Roydon Common 194 480
Rutland Water 1,360 3,400
Sea Lion Island 1,000 2,500
Severn Estuary 24,701 61,040
Silver Flowe 620 1,500
Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh 1,939 4,790
Slieve Beagh 1,885 4,660
Solent and Southampton Water 5,415 13,380
Somerset Levels and Moors 6,388 15,790
Somerset Long Bay Pond 1 2.5
South East Coast of Jersey, Channel Islands 3,210 7,900
South Stack 484 1,200
South Tayside Goose Roosts 331 820
South Uist Machair & Lochs 5,019 12,400
South West London Waterbodies 828 2,050
Spittal Pond 10 25
Stodmarsh 481 1,190
Stour & Orwell Estuaries 3,324 8,210
Strangford Loch 15,581 38,500
Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast 1,247 3,080
Thames Estuary and Marshes 5,589 13,810
Thanet Coast & Sandwich Bay 2,169 5,360
The Dee Estuary 14,302 35,340
The Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore 2,078 5,130
The New Forest 28,003 69,200
The Swale 6,515 16,100
The Wash 62,212 153,730
Thursley & Ockley Bog 265 650
Turmennan Lough 15 37
Upper Lough Erne 5,818 14,380
Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits 1,358 3,360
Upper Solway Flats & Marshes 43,637 107,830
Walmore Common 53 130
Warwick Pond 2 4.9
Western Salt Ponds of Anegada 1,071 2,650
Westwater 50 120
Wicken Fen 254 630
Woodwalton Fen 208 510
Ythan Estuary & Meikle Loch 314 780

Latin America and the Caribbean[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Codrington Lagoon 3,600 8,900

Argentina[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre) Province Site# Designated
Bahía de Samborombón 243,965 602,850 Buenos Aires 885 1997-01-24
Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna de Mar Chiquita 996,000 2,460,000 Córdoba 1176 2002-05-28
Delta del Paraná 243,126 600,780 Santa Fe
Entre Ríos
2255 2015-10-03
Glaciar Vinciguerra y Turberas Asociadas 2,760 6,800 Tierra del Fuego 1886 2009-09-15
Humedal Laguna Melincué 92,000 230,000 Santa Fe 1785 2008-07-24
Humedales Chaco 508,000 1,260,000 Chaco 1366 2004-02-02
Humedales de Península Valdés 42,695 105,500 Chubut 2070 2012-07-20
Jaaukanigás 492,000 1,220,000 Santa Fe 1112 2001-10-10
Laguna Blanca 11,250 27,800 Neuquén 556 1992-05-04
Laguna de Llancanelo 65,000 160,000 Mendoza 759 1995-11-08
Laguna de los Pozuelos 16,224 40,090 Jujuy 555 1992-05-04
Lagunas altoandinas y puneñas de Catamarca 1,228,175 3,034,890 Catamarca 1865 2009-02-02
Lagunas de Guanacache, Desaguadero y del Bebedero 962,370 2,378,100 Mendoza
San Juan
San Luis
1012 1999-12-14
Lagunas de Vilama 157,000 390,000 Jujuy 1040 2000-09-20
Lagunas y Esteros del Iberá 24,550 60,700 Corrientes 1162 2002-01-18
Palmar Yatay 21,450 53,000 Entre Ríos 1969 2011-05-05
Parque Provincial El Tromen 30,000 74,000 Neuquén 1626 2006-02-02
Reserva Costa Atlantica de Tierra del Fuego 28,600 71,000 Tierra del Fuego 745 1995-09-13
Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 353 870 Buenos Aires 1459 2005-03-22
Reserva Natural Otamendi 3,000 7,400 Buenos Aires 1750 2008-03-22
Reserva Provincial Laguna Brava 405,000 1,000,000 La Rioja 1238 2003-02-02
Rio Pilcomayo 51,889 128,220 Formosa 557 1992-05-04

Bahamas[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Inagua National Park 32,600 81,000

Barbados[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Graeme Hall Swamp 33 82

Belize[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary 6,637 16,400
Sarstoon Temash National Park 16,955 41,900

Bolivia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bañados del Izozog y el río Parapetí 615,882 1,521,880
Cuenca de Tajzara 5,500 14,000
Lago Titicaca 800,000 2,000,000
Lagos Poopó y Uru Uru 967,607 2,391,010
Laguna Concepción 31,124 76,910
Los Lípez 1,427,717 3,527,970
Palmar de las Islas y las Salinas de San José 856,754 2,117,090
Pantanal Boliviano 3,189,888 7,882,380
Río Blanco 2,404,915 5,942,670
Río Matos 1,729,788 4,274,400
Río Yata 2,813,229 6,951,640

Brazil[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Abrolhos Marine National Park 91,300 226,000
Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area 1,775,035 4,386,210
Cabo Orange National Park 657,328 1,624,290
Ilha do Bananal 562,312 1,389,500
Lagoa do Peixe 34,400 85,000
Mamirauá 1,124,000 2,780,000
Pantanal Matogrossense 135,000 330,000
Par.Est.Mar. do Parcel Manoel Luís incl. the Baixios do Mestre Álvaro and Tarol 34,555 85,390
Reentrancias Maranhenses 2,680,911 6,624,680
Reserva Particular del Patrimonio Natural Fazenda Rio Negro 7,000 17,000
Reserva Particular do Patrimonio Natural SESC Pantanal 87,871 217,130
Rio Doce State Park 35,973 88,890

Chile[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bahía Lomas 58,945 145,660
Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary 4,877 12,050
Humedal el Yali 520 1,300
Laguna del Negro Francisco y Laguna Santa Rosa 62,460 154,300
Las Salinas de Huentelauquén (LSH) 2,772 6,850
Parque Andino Juncal 13,795 34,090
Salar de aguas Calientes IV 15,529 38,370
Salar de Pujsa 17,397 42,990
Salar de Surire 15,858 39,190
Salar de Tara 96,439 238,310
Salar del Huasco 6,000 15,000
Santuario de la Naturaleza Laguna Conchalí 34 84
Sistema Hidrológico de Soncor del Salar de Atacama 67,133 165,890

Colombia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Complejo de Humedales de la Estrella Fluvial Inírida (EFI) 250,158.91 618,156.1
Complejo de Humedales Laguna del Otún 6,579 16,260
Delta del Río Baudó 8,888 21,960
Laguna de la Cocha 39,000 96,000
Sistema Delta Estuarino del Río Magdalena, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta 400,000 990,000
Sistema Lacustre de Chingaza 4,058 10,030

Costa Rica[edit]

Isla del Coco, Costa Rica
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Caño Negro 9,969 24,630
Cuenca Embalse Arenal 67,295 166,290
Gandoca-Manzanillo 9,445 23,340
Humedal Caribe Noreste 75,310 186,100
Humedal Maquenque 59,692 147,500
Isla del Coco 99,623 246,170
Laguna Respringue 75 190
Manglar de Potrero Grande 139 340
Palo Verde 24,519 60,590
Tamarindo 500 1,200
Terraba-Sierpe 30,654 75,750
Turberas de Talamanca 192,520 475,700

Cuba[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Buenavista 313,500 775,000
Ciénaga de Lanier y Sur de la Isla de la Juventud 126,200 312,000
Ciénaga de Zapata 452,000 1,120,000
Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila 226,875 560,620
Humedal Delta del Cauto 47,835 118,200
Humedal Río Máximo-Cagüey 22,000 54,000

Dominican Republic[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Humedales de Jaragua 32,978.63 81,492.0
Lago Enriquillo 20,000 49,000
Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna 77,518 191,550
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laguna Cabral o Rincón 4,600 11,000

Ecuador[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Abras de Mantequilla 22,500 56,000
Complejo de Humedales Ñucanchi Turupamba 12,290 30,400
Complejo LLanganti 30,355 75,010
Humedales del Sur de Isabela 872 2,150
Isla Santay 4,705 11,630
La Segua 1,835 4,530
La Tembladera 1,471 3,630
Laguna de Cube 113 280
Manglares Churute 35,042 86,590
Manglares del Estuario Interior del Golfo de Guayaquil 15,337 37,900
Parque Nacional Cajas 29,477 72,840
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Isla Santa Clara 45 110
Reserva Biológica Limoncocha 4,613 11,400
Reserva Ecológica de Manglares Cayapas-Mataje 44,847 110,820
Reserva Ecológica El Ángel 17,003 42,020
Sistema Lacustre Lagunas del Compadre 23,952 59,190
Sistema Lacustre Yacuri 27,762 68,600
Zona Marina Parque Nacional Machalilla 14,430 35,700

El Salvador[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Area Natural Protegida Laguna del Jocotal 4,479 11,070
Complejo Bahía de Jiquilisco 63,500 157,000
Complejo Barra de Santiago 11,519 28,460
Complejo Güija 10,180 25,200
Complejo Jaltepeque 49,454 122,200
Embalse Cerrón Grande 60,698 149,990
Laguna de Olomega 7,557 18,670

Grenada[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Levera Wetland 518 1,280

Guatemala[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Eco-región Lachuá 53,523 132,260
Manchón-Guamuchal 13,500 33,000
Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre 335,080 828,000
Parque Nacional Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo 37,160 91,800
Punta de Manabique 132,900 328,000
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic 21,227 52,450
Reserva de Usos Múltiples Río Sarstún 35,202 86,990

Honduras[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Barras de Cuero y Salado 13,225 32,680
Laguna de Bacalar 7,394 18,270
Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas 78,150 193,100
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo 11,200 28,000
Sistema de Humedales Cuyamel-Omoa 30,029 74,200
Sistema de Humedales de la Isla de Utila 16,225 40,090
Sistema de Humedales de la Zona Sur de Honduras 69,711 172,260
Sistema de Humedales Laguna de Zambuco 649 1,600
Subcuenca del Lago de Yojoa 43,640 107,800

Jamaica[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Black River Lower Morass 5,700 14,000
Mason River Protected Area 82 200
Palisadoes - Port Royal 7,523 18,590
Portland Bight Wetlands and Cays 24,542 60,640

Nicaragua[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Cayos Miskitos y Franja Costera Immediata 85,000 210,000
Deltas del Estero Real y Llanos de Apacunca 81,700 202,000
Lago de Apanás-Asturias 5,415 13,380
Los Guatuzos 43,750 108,100
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Río San Juan 43,000 110,000
Sistema de Humedales de la Bahía de Bluefields 86,501 213,750
Sistema de Humedales de San Miguelito 43,475 107,430
Sistema Lacustre Playitas-Moyúa-Tecomapa 1,161 2,870
Sistema Lagunar de Tisma 16,850 41,600

Panama[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bahía de Panamá 48,919 120,880
Golfo de Montijo 80,765 199,570
Humedal de Importancia Internacional Damani-Guariviara 24,089 59,530
Punta Patiño 13,805 34,110
San San - Pond Sak 16,414 40,560

Paraguay[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Estero Milagro 25,000 62,000
Lago Ypoá 100,000 250,000
Laguna Chaco Lodge 2,500 6,200
Laguna Teniente Rojas Silva 8,470 20,900
Río Negro 370,000 910,000
Tifunque 280,000 690,000

Peru[edit]

Paracas in Peru
Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bofedales y Laguna de Salinas 17,657 43,630
Complejo de humedales del Abanico del río Pastaza 3,827,329 9,457,540
Humedal Lucre - Huacarpay 1,979 4,890
Lake Titicaca 460,000 1,100,000
Laguna del Indio - Dique de los Españoles 502 1,240
Lagunas Las Arreviatadas 1,250 3,100
Manglares de San Pedro de Vice 3,399 8,400
Paracas National Reserve 335,000 830,000
Junín National Reserve 53,000 130,000
Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria 2,080,000 5,100,000
Lagunas de Mejía National Sanctuary 691 1,710
Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary 2,972 7,340
Zona Reservada Los Pantanos de Villa 263 650

Saint Lucia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Mankòtè Mangrove 60 150
Savannes Bay 25 62

Suriname[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Coppenamemonding 12,000 30,000

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Buccoo Reef / Bon Accord Lagoon Complex 1,287 3,180
Caroni Swamp 8,398 20,750
Nariva Swamp 6,234 15,400

Uruguay[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Bañados del Este y Franja Costera 407,408 1,006,730
Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay 17,495 43,230
Laguna de Rocha 10,933 27,020

Venezuela[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Archipielago Los Roques 213,220 526,900
Ciénaga de Los Olivitos 26,000 64,000
Cuare 9,968 24,630
Laguna de la Restinga 5,248 12,970
Laguna de Tacarigua 9,200 23,000

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Baie de l'Isle-Verte 2,215 5,470
Beaverhill Lake 18,050 44,600
Cap Tourmente 2,398 5,930
Chignecto 1,020 2,500
Columbia Wetlands 15,070 37,200
Creston Valley 6,970 17,200
Delta Marsh 23,000 57,000
Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary 815,900 2,016,000
Fraser River Delta 20,682 51,110
Grand Codroy Estuary 925 2,290
Hay-Zama Lakes 50,000 120,000
Lac Saint Pierre 11,952 29,530
Lac Saint-François 2,310 5,700
Last Mountain Lake 15,602 38,550
Long Point 13,730 33,900
Malpeque Bay 24,440 60,400
Mary's Point 1,200 3,000
Matchedash Bay 1,840 4,500
McConnell River 32,800 81,000
Mer Bleue Conservation Area 3,447 8,520
Minesing Swamp 6,000 15,000
Musquodoboit Harbour 1,925 4,760
Oak Hammock Marsh 3,600 8,900
Old Crow Flats 617,000 1,520,000
Peace-Athabasca Delta 321,300 794,000
Point Pelee 1,564 3,860
Polar Bear Pass 262,400 648,000
Polar Bear Provincial Park 2,408,700 5,952,000
Queen Maud Gulf 6,278,200 15,514,000
Quill Lakes 63,500 157,000
Rasmussen Lowlands 300,000 740,000
Shepody Bay 12,200 30,000
Southern Bight-Minas Basin 26,800 66,000
Southern James Bay 25,290 62,500
St. Clair 244 600
Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary 4,997 12,350
Whooping Crane Summer Range 1,689,500 4,175,000

Mexico[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Agua Dulce 39 96
Anillo de Cenotes 891 2,200
Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cuatrociénegas 84,347 208,430
Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Laguna de Términos 705,016 1,742,130
Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Yum Balam 154,052 380,670
Área Natural Protegida Estatal Presa de Silva y Zonas Aledañas 3,934 9,720
Áreas de Protección de Flora y Fauna de Nahá y Metzabok 7,216 17,830
Arroyos y Manantiales de Tanchachín 1,174 2,900
Bahía de San Quintín 5,438 13,440
Bala'an K'aax 131,610 325,200
Balandra 449 1,110
Baño de San Ignacio 4,225 10,440
Canal del Infiernillo y esteros del territorio Comcaac 29,700 73,000
Cascadas de Texolo y su entorno 500 1,200
Ciénaga de Tamasopo 1,364 3,370
Ciénegas de Lerma 3,023 7,470
Complejo Lagunar Bahía Guásimas - Estero Lobos 135,198 334,080
Corredor Costero La Asamblea-San Francisquito 44,304 109,480
Cuencas y corales de la zona costera de Huatulco 44,400 110,000
Dzilam 61,707 152,480
Ecosistema Ajos-Bavispe, zona de influencia Cuenca Río San Pedro 182,623 451,270
Ecosistema Arroyo Verde APFF Sierra de Álamos Río Cuchujaqui 174 430
El Jagüey, Buenavista de Peñuelas 35 86
Ensenada de Pabellones 40,639 100,420
Estero de Punta Banda 2,393 5,910
Estero El Chorro 267 660
Estero El Soldado 350 860
Estero La Manzanilla 264 650
Estero Majahuas 786 1,940
Humedal de Importancia Especialmente para la Conservación de Aves Acuáticas Reserva Ría Lagartos 60,348 149,120
Humedal La Sierra de Guadalupe 348,087 860,140
Humedal Los Comondú 460,959 1,139,050
Humedales de Bahía Adair 42,430 104,800
Humedales de Bahía San Jorge 12,198 30,140
Humedales de Guachochi 57.52 142.1
Humedales de la Laguna La Cruz 6,665 16,470
Humedales de la Laguna La Popotera 1,975 4,880
Humedales de Montaña La Kisst 36 89
Humedales de Montaña María Eugenia 86 210
Humedales de Yavaros-Moroncarit 13,627 33,670
Humedales del Delta del Río Colorado 250,000 620,000
Humedales del Lago de Pátzcuaro 707 1,750
Humedales La Libertad 5,432 13,420
Humedales Mogote - Ensenada La Paz 9,184 22,690
Isla Rasa 66 160
Isla San Pedro Mártir 30,165 74,540
Islas Marietas 1,357 3,350
La Alberca de los Espinos 33 82
La Mancha y El Llano 1,414 3,490
La Mintzita 57 140
La Tovara 5,733 14,170
Lago de Chapala 114,659 283,330
Lago de San Juan de los Ahorcados 1,099 2,720
Laguna Barra de Navidad 794 1,960
Laguna Chalacatepec 1,093 2,700
Laguna Costera El Caimán 1,125 2,780
Laguna de Atotonilco 2,850 7,000
Laguna de Babícora 26,045 64,360
Laguna de Chichankanab 1,999 4,940
Laguna de Cuyutlán vasos III y IV 4,051 10,010
Laguna de Hueyapan 276 680
Laguna de Metztitlán 2,937 7,260
Laguna de Santiaguillo 24,016 59,340
Laguna de Sayula 16,800 42,000
Laguna de Tamiahua 88,000 220,000
Laguna de Tecocomulco 1,769 4,370
Laguna de Yuriria 15,020 37,100
Laguna de Zacapu 40 99
Laguna de Zapotlán 1,496 3,700
Laguna Hanson, Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 510 1,300
Laguna Huizache Caimanero 48,283 119,310
Laguna La Juanota 232 570
Laguna Madre 307,894 760,820
Laguna Ojo de Liebre 36,600 90,000
Laguna Playa Colorada-Santa María La Reforma 53,140 131,300
Laguna San Ignacio 17,500 43,000
Laguna Xola-Paramán 775 1,920
Lagunas de Chacahua 17,424 43,060
Lagunas de Santa María-Topolobampo-Ohuira 22,500 56,000
Manantiales Geotermales de Julimes 368 910
Manglares de Nichupté 4,257 10,520
Manglares y humedales de la Laguna de Sontecomapan 8,921 22,040
Manglares y humedales de Tuxpan 6,870 17,000
Manglares y Humedales del Norte de Isla Cozumel 32,786 81,020
Marismas Nacionales 200,000 490,000
Oasis de la Sierra El Pilar 180,803 446,770
Oasis Sierra de La Giganta 41,181 101,760
Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh 5,367 13,260
Parque Estatal Cañón de Fernández 17,002 42,010
Parque Estatal Lagunas de Yalahau 5,683 14,040
Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes 334,113 825,610
Parque Nacional Arrecife de Puerto Morelos 9,066 22,400
Parque Nacional Arrecife de Cozumel 11,987 29,620
Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Xcalak 17,949 44,350
Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto 206,581 510,470
Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo 7,100 18,000
Parque Nacional Cañón del Sumidero 21,789 53,840
Parque Nacional Isla Contoy 5,126 12,670
Parque Nacional Isla Isabel 94 230
Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello 6,022 14,880
Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano 52,238 129,080
Playa Barra de la Cruz 18 44
Playa de Colola 287 710
Playa de Maruata 80 200
Playa Tortuguera Cahuitán 65 160
Playa Tortuguera Chenkán 121 300
Playa Tortuguera El Verde Camacho 6,454 15,950
Playa Tortuguera Rancho Nuevo 30 74
Playa Tortuguera Tierra Colorada 54 130
Playa Tortuguera X'cacel-X'cacelito 362 890
Playón Mexiquillo 67 170
Presa de Atlangatepec 1,200 3,000
Presa Jalpan 68 170
Presa La Vega 1,950 4,800
Presa Manuel Ávila Camacho 23,612 58,350
Reserva de la Biosfera Archipiélago de Revillagigedo 636,685 1,573,280
Reserva de la Biosfera Banco Chinchorro 144,360 356,700
Reserva de la Biosfera Chamela-Cuixmala 13,142 32,470
Reserva de la Biosfera La Encrucijada 144,868 357,980
Reserva de la Biosfera Los Petenes 282,857 698,950
Reserva de la Biosfera Pantanos de Centla 302,706 748,000
Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún 81,482 201,350
Reserva Estatal El Palmar 50,177 123,990
Rio Sabinas 603,123 1,490,350
Río San Pedro-Meoqui 374 920
Santuario Playa Boca de Apiza - El Chupadero - El Tecuanillo 40 99
Sian Ka'an 652,193 1,611,600
Sistema de Humedales Remanentes del Delta del Río Colorado 127,614 315,340
Sistema de Lagunas Interdunarias de la Ciudad de Veracruz 141 350
Sistema de Represas y Corredores biológicos de la Cuenca Hidrográfica del Río Necaxa 1,541 3,810
Sistema Estuarino Boca del Cielo 8,931 22,070
Sistema Estuarino Puerto Arista 62,138 153,550
Sistema Lacustre Ejidos de Xochimilco y San Gregorio Atlapulco 2,657 6,570
Sistema Lagunar Agiabampo - Bacorehuis - Río Fuerte Antiguo 90,804 224,380
Sistema Lagunar Alvarado 267,010 659,800
Sistema Lagunar Ceuta 1,497 3,700
Sistema Lagunar Estuarino Agua Dulce - El Ermitaño 1,281 3,170
Sistema Lagunar San Ignacio - Navachiste - Macapule 79,873 197,370
Sistema Ripario de la Cuenca y Estero de San José del Cabo 124,219 306,950
Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Cabildo - Amatal 2,832 7,000
Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica El Gancho - Murillo 4,643 11,470
Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Sistema Lagunar Catazajá 41,059 101,460

United States of America[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge 9,509 23,500
Bolinas Lagoon 445 1,100
Cache River - Cypress Creek Wetlands 24,281 60,000
Cache-Lower White Rivers 99,166 245,040
Caddo Lake 7,977 19,710
Catahoula Lake 12,150 30,000
Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex 45,000 110,000
Cheyenne Bottoms 10,978 27,130
Chiwaukee Illinois Beach Lake Plain 1,584 3,910
Congaree National Park 10,539 26,040
Connecticut River Estuary and Tidal River Wetlands Complex 6,484 16,020
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary 5,261 13,000
Delaware Bay Estuary 51,252 126,650
Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands 4,630.77 11,442.9
Edwin B Forsythe NWR 18,800 46,000
Everglades National Park 610,497 1,508,570
Francis Beidler Forest 6,438 15,910
Grassland Ecological Area 65,000 160,000
Horicon Marsh 13,355 33,000
Humbug Marsh 188 460
Izembek Lagoon National Wildlife Refuge 168,433 416,210
Kakagon and Bad River Sloughs 4,355 10,760
Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex 414 1,020
Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetland Complex 1,576 3,890
Missisquoi Delta and Bay Wetlands 3,102 7,670
Okefenokee 162,635 401,880
Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge 204,127 504,410
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 2,203 5,440
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge 8,958 22,140
Roswell Artesian Wetlands 917 2,270
San Francisco Bay Estuary 158,711 392,180
Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge 8,700 21,000
Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes 1,117 2,760
The Emiquon Complex 5,729 14,160
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve 1,021 2,520
Tomales Bay 2,850 7,000
Upper Mississippi River Floodplain Wetland 122,357 302,350
Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park 21 52

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Apsley Marshes 865 2,140
Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve 58,300 144,000
Banrock Station Wetland Complex 1,375 3,400
Barmah Forest 28,515 70,460
Becher Point Wetlands 677 1,670
Blue Lake 338 840
Bool and Hacks Lagoons 3,200 7,900
Bowling Green Bay 35,500 88,000
Cape Barren Island,east coast lagoons 4,473 11,050
Cobourg Peninsula 220,700 545,000
Coongie Lakes 2,178,952 5,384,310
Coral Sea Reserves 1,728,920 4,272,300
Corner Inlet 67,186 166,020
Currawinya Lakes 151,300 374,000
Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands 261 640
Eighty-mile Beach 125,000 310,000
Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature Reserve 187,726 463,880
Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps 689 1,700
Forrestdale and Thomsons Lakes 754 1,860
Ginini Flats Subalpine Bog Complex 125 310
Gippsland Lakes 60,015 148,300
Great Sandy Strait 93,160 230,200
Gunbower Forest 19,931 49,250
Gwydir Wetlands: Gingham and Lower Gwydir Watercourses 823 2,030
Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes 955 2,360
Hosnie's Spring 202 500
Hunter Estuary Wetlands 3,388 8,370
Interlaken Lakeside Reserve 520 1,300
Jocks Lagoon 19 47
Kakadu National Park 1,979,766 4,892,110
Kerang Wetlands 9,419 23,270
Lake Albacutya 5,731 14,160
Lake Gore 4,017 9,930
Lake Pinaroo 719 1,780
Lake Warden system 2,300 5,700
Lakes Argyle and Kununurra 150,000 370,000
Lavinia Nature Reserve 7,020 17,300
Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve 258 640
Little Waterhouse Lake 56 140
Logan Lagoon 2,320 5,700
Lower Ringarooma River 4,160 10,300
Macquarie Marshes 19,850 49,100
Moreton Bay 113,314 280,000
Moulting Lagoon 4,507 11,140
Muir-Byenup System 10,631 26,270
Myall Lakes 44,612 110,240
Narran Lake Nature Reserve 5,531 13,670
NSW Central Murray State Forests 83,992 207,550
Ord River floodplain 141,453 349,540
Paroo River Wetlands 138,304 341,760
Peel-Yalgorup system 26,530 65,600
Piccaninnie Ponds Karst Wetlands 862 2,130
Pittwater-Orielton Lagoon 3,175 7,850
Port Phillip Bay & Bellarine Peninsula 22,897 56,580
Pulu Keeling National Park 2,603 6,430
Riverland 30,640 75,700
Roebuck Bay 55,000 140,000
Shoalwater and Corio Bays 239,100 591,000
The Coorong, Lake Alexandrina & Lake Albert 142,530 352,200
The Dales, Christmas Island 580 1,400
Toolibin Lake 497 1,230
Towra Point 604 1,490
Vasse-Wonnerup system 1,115 2,760
Western District Lakes 32,898 81,290
Western Port 59,297 146,530

Fiji[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Upper Navua Conservation Area 615 1,520

Kiribati[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Nooto-North Tarawa 1,033 2,550

Marshall Islands[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Jaluit Atoll Conservation Area 69,000 170,000
Namdrik Atoll 1,119 2,770

New Zealand[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Awarua Wetland 20,000 49,000
Farewell Spit 11,388 28,140
Firth of Thames 7,800 19,000
Kopuatai Peat Dome 10,201 25,210
Manawatu river mouth and estuary 200 490
Whangamarino 5,923 14,640

Palau[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Ngardok Nature Reserve 500 1,200

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Kutubu 4,924 12,170
Tonda Wildlife Management Area 590,000 1,500,000

Samoa[edit]

Name Area (ha) Area (acre)
Lake Lanoto'o 470 1,200

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