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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: Assessment of International Designations Within the United States

National Wetlands Newsletter, March-April 2007

5 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2010  

Royal C. Gardner

Stetson University College of Law

Kim Diana Connolly

SUNY Buffalo Law School

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Abstract

The Ramsar Convention is an international framework used to protect wetlands. At this time, the United States has 22 designated sites listed as wetlands of international importance. In this Article, the authors analyze survey data collected from each of these 22 sites to determine whether and how Ramsar designation befits these wetland areas.

Keywords: Ramsar Convention, Wetlands of International Importance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, wetlands, U.S. Ramsar National Committee

JEL Classification: H1, N5, Q2, Q3

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Gardner, Royal C. and Connolly, Kim Diana, The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: Assessment of International Designations Within the United States. National Wetlands Newsletter, March-April 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=983566

Royal C. Gardner

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

Kim Diana Connolly (Contact Author)

SUNY Buffalo Law School ( email )

528 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States

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