Corkscrew received the honor of the Ramsar designation for supporting vulnerable and endangered species; plant and animal species important for regional biological diversity; species at critical life stages, and an abundance of wading birds. For more info on Ramsar criteria visit


What is ramsar?

Copyright 2013. World Wetlands Day at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. All rights reserved.

World Wetlands Day, celebrated worldwide on February 2 since 1997, commemorates the 1971 signing of an intergovernmental treaty called the Ramsar Convention, held in Ramsar, Iran. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was designated a” Wetland of International Importance” by the Ramsar Convention in 2010; to-date, there are 2,066 Ramsar designated wetlands in 163 countries. The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. Learn more at