Classify conservation status of individual sites
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Classifying the conservation status of individual marshes or swamps, or the level of threat that they face, may help to prioritize sites in need of the most urgent intervention – or avoid wasting resources on sites that are unlikely to be saved by intervention. Lists of the most threatened or degraded sites may also help in arguments to secure funding for conservation. The Montreux Record, for example, is a register of internationally important wetlands where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur (Ramsar Convention Secretariat 2013).
To be clear, studies would be summarized as evidence for this action if the classification is substantially related to marshes and swamps, even if it involves other wetland habitats (e.g. peatlands), aquatic habitats (e.g. rivers and lakes) or upland habitats (e.g. forests).
Ramsar Convention Secretariat (2013) The Ramsar Convention Manual: A Guide to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), 6th Edition. Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Gland.