On 2 February 1971, the convention of the same name was signed between various states in the Iranian city of Ramsar, which deals with the conservation of the world’s wetlands. The Ramsar Convention is thus considered the oldest international nature conservation agreement. There are now 2,435 wetlands in 172 states designated as Ramsar sites. In Luxembourg there are two: “Haff Réimech” (313 ha) and “Vallée de la Haute-Sûre” (one of the few cross-border areas with 16,900 ha in Luxembourg and 29,000 ha in Belgium).
Visit the region around the Upper Sûre Reservoir on International Wetlands Day on 2 February. Due to the pandemic, the Öewersauer Nature Park unfortunately cannot offer any guided tours or workshops this year as in the past, so we recommend two circular routes to discover the wetlands “on your own” at the Obersauer and the Béiwenerbaach respectively.
More information and description of the two circular routes in the press release (in german an french):