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Review of current legislation and policy pertaining to Jersey's commitments under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

30 June 2022

As a signatory to the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, Jersey has committed to work towards the conservation and wise use of wetlands and has designated areas of our coastline and offshore reefs for additional protections.

Our Knowledge team is delighted to have been able to support the Jersey Ramsar Management Authority in their mission to protect these unique habitats, through detailed research and the production of this report into the current state of legislation and policy affecting Jersey's Ramsar sites. This detailed understanding of the current state of regulation should greatly assist the Jersey Ramsar Management Authority as they move towards their goal of protecting these areas for future generations.

The Chairperson of the Jersey Ramsar Management Authority said,

‘The Jersey Ramsar Management Authority was delighted to work with Bedell Cristin on this very important report. We are very grateful for the outstandingly detailed work performed by them, which will be used to inform the management and protection of our very special Ramsar wetland sites – the offshore reefs of Les Minquiers, Les Ecrehous & Les Dirouilles and the Pierres de Lecq, together with the SE Coast of Jersey.’

Location: Jersey

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