Ramsar sites map of Bonaire
Ramsar sites map of Bonaire (GIS) Status in 2021 with a 500 meter bufferzone. The protected RAMSAR sites on Bonaire are:
- Washington Slagbaai
- Klein Bonaire
'The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Ramsar Convention is the oldest of the modern global intergovernmental environmental agreements. See also detailed information convention description and RSIS RAMSAR viewer. The convention was approved in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar and entered into force in 1975.
The Netherlands is a Ramsar party since 1980. The convention adopts a broad definition of wetlands, ranging from lakes and rivers to underground aquifers and man-made wetlands, such as fish ponds, paddy fields and salt pans. The mission of the Ramsar Convention is the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution to achieving sustainable development in the world. The contracting parties commit themselves to the three pillars of the treaty: 1. working on the 'wise use' of all their wetlands; 2. designate and effectively manage 'Wetlands of International Importance', the so-called Ramsar Sites; 3. international cooperation on transboundary wetlands, shared wetland systems and species.
The Ramsar sites of Bonaire were extended with a 500 m bufferzone in 2021, while two sites were merged (https://www.ramsar.org/news/the-netherlands-extends-its-protected-wetlands-on-bonaire), resulting in four RAMSAR sites: