Turkmenistan nominates Turkmenbashi Bay for inclusion in Ramsar List
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 2
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend
The Turkmenbashi Bay, as a valuable wetland natural site, has been nominated for inclusion in the so-called Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, the 'Neutral Turkmenistan' newspaper reported Feb. 2.
“Since nomination of the Turkmenbashi Bay in 2009, our country, according to the rules of the [Ramsar] Convention, is its full party,” the newspaper said. “A working group was established to work in this area.”
Representatives of the working group observe waterbirds’ wintering and propose the best ways of using ornithology territories.
The Ramsar Convention was adopted in 1997. Turkmenistan joined the Ramsar Convention in 2008.
The Convention is the first of the modern intergovernmental agreements in the field of protection and sustainable use of natural resources, the Turkmen State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources said.
So far, the Convention has been supported by 169 countries, including the Central Asian countries.