Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

The Niagara River Corridor: An Important Transnational Treasure

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The Niagara River, a strait that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, is an environmental treasure of unique ecological character. It is home to more than 700 species of plants, 300 bird species, and 100 fish species.

The magnificent Niagara River Corridor meets all criteria for designation as an internationally important body of water under the Ramsar Convention. This treaty has designated over 2,000 sites across the world as “Wetlands of International Importance.” Designation leads to increased economic opportunities, tourism, funding opportunities, and environmental appreciation. The bi-national Niagara Region, the United States, Canada, and the world would benefit from including the Niagara River Corridor among these critical resources.

World Water Day in Buffalo - March 22, 2016

World Water Day in Buffalo - Efforts to nominate the Niagara River Corridor as a Wetland of International Importance

The Niagara River Corridor Project, a project supported by legal and policy work by law students in the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic together with the Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Niagara Corridor Ramsar Site Steering Committee, held the event World Water Day in Buffalo on March 22, 2016.

Videos from this event:

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