If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, what does it imply?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]
(a) Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring or are likely to occur in the wetland as a result of human interference
(b) The country in which the wetland is located should enact a law to prohibit any human activity within five kilometres from the edge of the wetland
(c) The survival of the wetland depends on the cultural practices and traditions of certain communities living in its vicinity and therefore the cultural diversity therein should not be destroyed
(d) It is given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’
- The Montreux Record is a register that documents wetland sites that are listed under the Wetlands of International Importance, also known as the Ramsar List.
- It records changes in ecological conditions caused by human interference, such as pollution and technological advancements.
- The primary goal of this mechanism is to aid both developed and developing nations in addressing the issues or risks that require inclusion in the Montreux Record.