Ramsar Convention(Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat)

Objective:
To stop the worldwide loss of wetlands and to conserve, through wise use and management of the remaining wetlands.

Adopted:
2nd February 1971
 
Entered into Force:
5th October 1990

Government Obligation:
To designatewetlands and stem progressive enchroachment on and an loss of wetlands.

Focal Point:
KWS
 
Jane M. Macharia
Research Scientist, CEPA Government Representative National Museums of Kenya,
CEPA Government Focal Point.
 
Patrick Omondi Oduor
Director
Biodiversity, Research and Planning-Kenya Wildlife Service
National Focal Point, STRP Focal Point.
Paul Matiku
Executive Director
Nature Kenya (the EANHS)
CEPA NGO Focal Point
 
Charles Musyoki
Director General
Kenya Wildlife Service
Head of Administrative Authority.

Projects/Initiatives:
Communicatios, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) project. It is already complete. The project was funded by the Ramsar Small Grants Fund.
 
Training and Technical assistance on aquasiviculture and apiculture to mangrove based communities in Kenya  project.  The project was done between 2003- 2004 funded by the Ramsar Small Grants Funds.
 
Kenya wetland atlas (2012).It contains detais of the wetlands in Kenya and challenges they are facing. It was funded by the Kenyan Govertnment ant the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).
 
Lake Jipe Conservation Initiative. It was funded by the UNDP, Global Environmental Facility and was awarded Ksh 24 million.


 [c1]State department of wildlife