World Wetlands Day 2003:
WWD Conference and Exhibition in Phang Nga Province and a
WWD Event at the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area, Phatthalung Province
The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning organized a conference on World Wetlands Day, on 31st January 2003 at the Pollution Control Department. Mr. Prapath Punyachadrak, Minister of National Resources and Environment chaired the opening ceremony and presented a Ramsar Site certificate for the newly designated Wetland of International Importance to the government representative of Trang, Ranong, Surat Thani and Phang Nga province.
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|Mr. Prapath Punyachadrak chairing the opening ceremony||Presentation of the Ramsar site certificate|
Plodprasop Suratsavadee Ph. D, Permanent Secretary of the National Resources Environmental Ministry gave the special address on “No Wetlands-No Water” in the conference.
Dr Plodprasop Suratsavadee
The conference also included an exhibition of wetland products by local communities and exhibition boards on Ramsar sites and wetland values.
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WWD at the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area, Phatthalung Province
The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (OEPP) and the Thale Noi conservation group organized activities on 2nd February at the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area. Activities included a drawing competition with a wetland theme for students, an indigenous peoples' stage presentation and the reintroduction of fish to the wetland area by a representative of the Phatthalung provincial government.