The concept “International Wetland City” was put forward by RAMSAR in 12th Conference of the Parties to Wetlands Convention in 2015 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, to promote the restoration and sustainable use of wetlands in urban development and urbanization.
With the strong support of the State Forestry Bureau, the 10th International Wetland Conference has achieved great success.
During the conference, Changshu’s contribution in wetland protection and recovery were accepted by the domestic and foreign experts. Experts in RAMSAR encouraged Changshu City to declared "Wetlands International City".
（1）With deep wetland culture, the recovery of wetland is remarkable
（2）Innovative development of rural wetland, wetland and country cooperative develop
（3）Continues research support, science popularization and international cooperation
（4）"Win-win" for economic development and wetland conservation
The certification of “International Wetland City”, especially the first batch of "International Wetland City", along with the completed The Changshu Declaration on Wetlands, will fully display the achievements of the wetland protection in China, and expand the China’s influence in the field of wetlands.