Ramsar Convention

The first a to clarify, is that the Ramsar Convention, Regarding Moist soils of Importance the International, was ratified for Colombia by Law 357 of 1997 and entered use the 18 of June of 1998, like a signed intergovernmental treaty in 1971 in Iran that serves as frame for the international cooperation for the conservation and rational use of moist soils and its resources, hopes that the enrolled countries as contracting parts include of truthful form moist soils in the list of the agreement. In this sense and in agreement with the concept of moist soil, it is possible to be said that in Colombia, the approximated area of these systems is of 20 million 252 thousand 500 hectares, represented by flooded Lagos, marshes and peat bogs, bogs, plains and forests. Here the interesting thing comes: The forests flooding represent approximately 5 million 351 thousands 325 of hectares and they are located mainly in the Orinoquia, followed of the Amazonia, Under Magdalena and in less measuring in the Pacific zone. Now we are going to spin fine and with numbers. Moist soils that until the Colombia moment have entered the list Ramsar is: Lagoon of the Cocha, system that Integra 39,000 hectares (it has), located in the department of Nario like moist soil of international importance; being the second in Colombia after the Great Bog of Santa Marta, who Integra 400,000 has, designated in 1998; the Complex of moist soils Lagoon of the Otn, that is between 3300 and 4850 ms of elevation, within the Natural National Park the Snowed ones in the central mountain range of Colombia (Department of Risaralda, municipalities of Pereira and Santa Rosa de Cabal), with 6579 hectares that correspond to deserts and altoandinos forests, characterized by a great diversity of microhabitats, flora and fauna; the delta of the Baud stop, in Choc 8,888 has; and the Lacustrine System of Chingaza, with an approximated area of four thousand fifty and eight (4058) hectares.