Malaysia


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 75
Agreement on the Convention of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) Regional 13
Barcelona Convention Regional 20
Bonn Agreement (environment) Regional 9
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Nairobi, 1992 Global 195
Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), Canberra, 1980 Global 35 N/A
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats Regional 50
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, (CMS), Bonn, 1979 Global 123
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, (CITES), Washington DC, 1973 Global 182
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), New York, 1992 Global 197
Kyoto Protocol - greenhouse gas emission reductions Global 192
Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia Regional 55
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, Ramsar, 1971 Global 169
UNESCO World Heritage Convention Global 192
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Global 195


Convention on Biological Diversity
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Ramsar
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 7
Fully recognised as Ramsar sites 0
Partially recognised 5
Not recognised 2
Malaysia at a glance

Captial

Kuala Lumpur

Area

329,847 km2

BirdLife Partner

Malaysian Nature Society

Species

Total number of birds 717
Globally threatened birds 54
Country endemics 8

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 55
Total IBA area 5,135,645 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 7



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2016) Country profile: Malaysia. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/countrymalaysia. Checked: 2016-12-07