World Wetlands Day 2002: Australia

10/01/2002

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY

2-8 FEBRUARY 2002

WETLANDS: WATER, LIFE AND CULTURE

WHAT’S HAPPENING & WHERE

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Organisation: National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research and the Environment Centre for NT

Contact: Maria Grazia Bellio, Ph: (08) 8979 9704, mariab@eriss.erin.gov.au

Activities/Events: ‘People and Tropical Wetlands’

8 February: Seminar ‘People in Tropical Wetlands’ (including working with tropical wetlands, ecotourism in tropical wetlands and cultural heritage management of tropical wetlands), Darwin

9 February: Field trip to Fogg Dam, the Adelaide River Floodplain at ‘Window on the Wetlands and Knuckey’s Lagoon.

Booking/registration:Registration form available on the web (www.nctwr.org.au and www.ecnt.org)

Meeting place/venue & Time: Darwin, NTU Casuarina Campus

Further Information: Flier available at www.nctwr.org.au and www.ecnt.org

NEW SOUTH WALES

Organisation: The Wetlands Centre

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

2 February 2002: Development and wetlands: building understanding and campaign skills

Seminar and Field visit to Hexham and Pambalong Swamp

Cost: $15 for field visit

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: The Wetlands Centre, Newcastle

Further Information: See last page

MURRAY DARLING BASIN

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

15 February 2002: Managing environmental flows to restore wetlands values in the Murray Darling

Field visit to Turkey Flats and Coonancoocabil Swamps.Cost:

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: Leeton

QUEENSLAND

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

3 February 2002: Where the River meets the Sea - development pressures in coastal QLD

Explore the Melaleuca wetland rehabilitation site

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: Indigiscape

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

7-8 February 2002: Wetlands Policy in Western Australia: urban communities and wetland management

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, Perth

TASMANIA

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

7-8 February 2002: Launching the Tasmanian Rivers Network

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: CSIRO Offices, Hobart

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

9-10 February 2002: Building capacity of community wetlands campaigners

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: Adelaide

VICTORIA

Organisation: Australian Wetlands Alliance

Contact: Angela Brady, Ph: (02) 4951 6466

Activities/Events:

15-16 February 2002: Revegetation of farm wetlands: plant identification, propagation and managing wetlands.Weekend workshop on site

Booking/registration: Register now on (02) 4951 6466

Meeting place/venue & Time: Maffra district

-- This list is taken from an attractive PDF brochure provided by Alison Beard of the Wetlands Section of Environment Australia. The 185kb PDF can be requested either from the Ramsar Bureau or from Alison Beard alison.beard@ea.gov.au and can be found on their Web site as well, www.ea.gov.au/water/wetlands/bulletin/index.html .

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