Party to the following agreements and conventions

Convention name Geographic scope National Parties / Signatories Convention Party / Signatory Range State
African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Regional 0
Agreement on the Convention of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) Global 0
Barcelona Convention Regional 0
Bonn Agreement (environment) Regional 0
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Nairobi, 1992 Global 0
Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources of the High Seas Global 0
Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), Canberra, 1980 Global 0
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats Regional 0
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, (CMS), Bonn, 1979 Global 0
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, (CITES), Washington DC, 1973 Global 0
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), New York, 1992 Global 0
Kyoto Protocol - greenhouse gas emission reductions Global 0
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, Ramsar, 1971 Global 0
UNESCO World Heritage Convention Global 0
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Global 0
Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia Regional 0

Convention on Biological Diversity
BirdLife is the International Thematic Focal Point for birds to the CBD Clearing-House Mechanism which aims to share knowledge and exchange information. For more information click here.

Many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are designated, or potentially qualify for designation, as Ramsar sites (wetlands of international importance) on the basis of their waterbird populations. This section presents data on those IBAs so far identified as potential Ramsar sites.

No of potential Ramsar sites 14
Fully recognised as Ramsar sites 0
Partially recognised 4
Not recognised 10
Belgium at a glance




30,528 km2

BirdLife Partner



Total number of birds 264
Globally threatened birds 8
Country endemics 0

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 48
Total IBA area 648,298 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2023) Country profile: Belgium. Available from Downloaded: 2023-06-04