Rapid Cultural Inventories of Wetlands in Arab States

Executive Summary

 The Ramsar and World Heritage Conventions collect large amounts of information on sites, for example through the Ramsar Information Sheets  and the World Heritage State of Conservation Reports . However, information on how cultural values and practices contribute to the conservation of Ramsar Sites and World Heritage Properties (and the conservation of wetlands more generally) is often either lacking or is not organized in a useable form.

This report represents the output of the cooperation between the Ramsar Secretariat and the IUCN Tabe’a Programme1  on the preparation of the rapid cultural inventories in a selected number of Ramsar Sites and other wetlands in the Arab States Region.

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