Ten new Wetlands of International Importance are extremely important additions to the Ramsar List. They represent impressive array of under-represented wetland types typical of arid lands, including salt-bed chotts, oases, and “gueltas”. They are key geographical position for migratory birds during journeys across the Sahara. These wetlands sustained rich evolutionary adaptations to the harsh arid conditions in isolated circumstances. They are, also, of unique cultural significance. WWF’s Living Waters Campaign commended the Government of Algeria for these impressive designations.