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How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

The east and west coasts of the Manhood Peninsula are home to vast numbers of resident and migrating birds who benefit from the fact that Chichester and Pagham harbours hold the status of Ramsar sites, as well as many other environmental designations.

Ramsar has recently published a new Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Climate Change. The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released Ramsar Technical Report No. 5, titled "A Framework for assessing the vulnerability of wetlands to climate change." The report introduces the concept and definitions of vulnerability in the context of wetland assessment, explains the relationship between vulnerability and risk assessment, provides an overview of available methods and approaches to vulnerability assessment, and sets out a general framework for wetland vulnerability assessment in the context of Ramsar Convention implementation.

Click to download the Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Climate Change