What is Ramsar Center Japan

   The Ramsar Center Japan (RCJ) is a NGO which was established in May 1990 in Tokyo, Japan to promote on a non-governmental basis an understanding of the Ramsar Convention, the 1971 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat and to help to put into practice the basic principle of a wise use of the Convention among Japan and Asian region.

   The RCJ has been actively involved in researches in and public awareness of wetlands in Japan and other Asian countries, relations between people and wetlands, and legal and administrative systems for the planning and management of wetlands and wetland resources. The RCJ has published books and newsletters, organized field trips to wetlands in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, China, Korea and Nepal. It also organized a series of workshops and symposiums on wetlands conservation in Japan and these Asian countries.   

Regional Workshop on Biodiversity
in Serpong, Indonesia
February 1994
Asian Wetland Symposium 2001
in Penang, Malaysia
August 2001
Visit to Lake Tonle Sap
in Cambodia, September 1999