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Accession by Zimbabwe to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat adopted at Ramsar in 1971, and amended in 1982

On 3 January 2013, Zimbabwe deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat adopted at Ramsar in 1971 as amended in 1982.

In accordance with Article 2 of the Convention, the wetlands named « Cleveland Dam », « Chinhoyi Caves », « Driefontein Grasslands », « Lake Chivero and Manyame », « Mana pools », « Monavale Wetland » and « Victoria Falls National park » have been designated by Zimbabwe for inclusion in the List of Wetlands of International Importance established by virtue of this Convention.

In accordance with Article 10(2), the Convention as amended in 1982 will enter into force with respect to Zimbabwe four months after the deposit of this instrument of accession, that is to say on 3 May 2013.


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Author(s) Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs
Source UNESCO
Publication Date 17 Jan 2013
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