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Live Images from Japan’s National Parks & Wetlands

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature

The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides a framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands throughout the world.  It was adopted in Ramsar, Iran in 1971 and Japan joined 1980. Kushiro-shitsugen in Hokkaido was Japan’s first Ramsar site and is a habitat for endangered Japanese cranes (pictured below).   Ramsar sites in […]