Celebrating American Wetlands Month with Ramsar

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is one of four U.S. sites featured.

We are pleased to announce that Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was selected as one of four Ramsar-designated sites in the U.S. in celebration of Ramsar's 50th anniversary during American Wetlands Month. The Sanctuary is one of the U.S.-designated Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and one of more than 2,300 so-called Ramsar sites worldwide. It is recognized, in part, because of its role as the home of the largest remaining stand of virgin bald cypress trees in the world, providing habitat for nearly 200 species of birds and other animals.

Below please find three, 90-second videos that feature our staff members explaining the importance of wetlands, the work we do to protect them, and the ways visitors can explore and learn about them at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Shawn Clem, PhD, explains the importance of wetlands.

Director of Conservation Marshall Olson explains the work Audubon does to protect and restore wetlands at the Sanctuary.

Sanctuary Director Lisa Korte, PhD, explains how visitors engage with and learn about wetlands at Corkscrew Swamp.

Learn more about our Ramsar designation.

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