Presentations and Reports from the 2011 Ramsar European Regional Meeting


7th European Ramsar Meeting
27–30 September 2011
Trnava - Slovak Republic
Meeting Presentations

Please see the tables below for PDF versions of the reports and presentations shared at the 7th European Regional Meeting, September 2011.

The Final Programme is here. [PDF]

Participants List, Final

The Survey of Participants is here.  [PDF]

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Tuesday September 27 General PDFsSpeakerTitle of Presentation

Town of Trnava
Ing. Vladimír Butko
Mayor of Trnava

7th European Regional Meeting of The Ramsar Convention

Tuesday September 27 - Session 2 PDFs SpeakerTitle of Presentation

Ján Kadlečík and Tereza Thompson
The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic- CWI

Wetland Management in Slovakia and the Carpathian Wetland Initiative
Boris MinarikInternational Water Assessment Centre
Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dr. Annukka Lipponen
Coordinator of the Assessment
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Assessing transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters continent-wide

Tobias Salathé

Ramsar Secretariat Senior Regional Advisor for Europe

From Stockholm to Trnava –three years of progress

Prof. Nick Davidson
Deputy Secretary General
Ramsar Convention Secretariat

40 years on: Ramsar
COP11 Draft Resolutions

Kathrin Weise
Jena-Optronik GmbH
GlobWetland II
A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Tuesday September 27 Session 3 PDFsSpeaker

Title of Presentation

Dr Andrew Farmer

Institute for European Environmental Policy

Valuing and taking into account the economics of wetland ecosystem services

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Schwach,
Austrian Ministry of Environment, Division Nature Conservation
Successful Use of EU Financial Instruments to support Wetland Ecosystem Services
How Ramsar Parties have made best use of EU Policy and Instruments
David Pithart, National STRP focal point, Daphne ČR, River CoalitionWetland management and restoration as part of flood mitigation strategies
Robert McInnes
Ramsar STRP Task Lead
Chair Ramsar Section – Society of Wetland Scientists
Wetland services in urban environments Background and update on progress
Thymio Papayannis, Ramsar Culture and Wetlands Group CoordinatorCulture and Wetlands

Wednesday September 28 Session 5 PDFsSpeaker

Title of Presentation

Tobias Salathé
Ramsar Senior Regional Advisor for Europe
Ramsar Sites Laboratories for Sustainable Development
Marc Patry
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
World Heritage and Biosphere Reserves: What Value Added for Sustainable Development in Ramsar sites?
DI Arno Mohl, WWF AustriaProtecting Europe´s Amazon
Towards a 5-country TBR Mura-Drava-Danube
András Schmidt
Deputy Head of Department for
Nature Conservation
Ministry of Rural Development
Preparation of the Mura-Drava-Danube pentalateral biosphere reserve
Emmanuel Thiry
Wetland Conservation Officer
Ramsar Focal Point for France
The French national action plan for Wetlands (2010-2012)
Gerald Plattner
Österreichische Bundesforste AG
Contributions by a timber company to wetland conservation and restoration

Wednesday September 28 Session 6 PDFsSpeaker

Title of Presentation

Kati Wenzel, Ramsar SecretariatUsing Ramsar tools for site monitoring and management
Vasiliy Kostiushyn
Wetlands International
Developing the knowledge-base of the Ramsar Site network: ideas for development
Bohdan Prots, WWF-DCPO and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine“Establishment of Ramsar Sites in the Carpathian region of Ukraine”
David Stroud, Ramsar STRPStreamlining procedures for describing Ramsar Sites
David Stroud, Ramsar STRPHands-on workshop Ramsar on-line reporting tool

Wednesday September 28 Session 7 PDFsSpeaker

Title of Presentation

Tobias Salathé
Ramsar Senior Regional Advisor for Europe
Introduction: Managing transboundary Ramsar Sites

Libuše Vlasáková
Ministry of the Environment Czech Republic
Trilateral Ramsar Site Floodplains on Morava-Dyje-Danube Confluence-Trilateral cooperation
Natalia Polikarpova (Pasvik Zapovednik), Tiia Kalske (County Governor of Finnmark), Jan-Petter Huberth Hansen (Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management)Transborder cooperation on protected areas between Finland, Russia and Norway
Christian BlumManaging transboundary Ramsar sites "Upper Rhine"
Andris Urtans, Juris Jatnieks Nature Conservation Agency, Latvia
Agu Leivits, Environmental Board, Estonia
North Livonian Transboundary Ramsar Site (Estonia-Latvia)
Aleksandar Ivanovski
UNDP/GEF National Project Specialist
Trilateral Ecosystem Management Cooperation Driving Mechanism in The Lakes Prespa Basin

Wednesday September 28 Session 8 PDFsSpeaker

Title of Presentation

Goran GugićTowards a Strategy for the Danube Basin and its Ramsar Sites

Miroslava Plassmann and Gerhard Egger
Morava –Dyje Floodplains
Morava -Dyje Floodplains
Trilateralregion–Trilateralneeds, approaches
Carl Manzano
Nationalpark Donau-Auen
Danube Parks
Orieta Hulea

WWF Danube Carpathian
Successes and challenges for the maintenance and restoration of Danube basin wetlands
Technical Expert on River Basin Management
What does the integrated Danube River Basin Management Plan imply for the environment?

Friday 30 September - Session 9  PDFsSpeakerTitle of Presentation
Tobias Salathé

Ramsar Secretariat Senior Regional Advisor for Europe
Introduction: Working at regional level to be more effective
MedWetThe MedWet Initiative: the lessons learned and the way forward
Jan-Petter Huberth Hansen & Tiina NiikkonenRamsar Nordic-Baltic Wetlands Initiative The 2nd Nordic-Baltic Wetlands Conference
Dr. Grigore Baboianu
Progress on Black and Azov Sea coastal area (BlackSeaWet)
Ján Kadlečík

State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic

Carpathian Wetland Initiative

Harald Egerer

Carpathian Wetlands Initiative –
A collaborative programme of the Carpathian & Ramsar Conventions

The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza & Wild birds
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1: Situation Update

Friday 30 September - Session 10  PDFSpeakerTitle of Presentation
Prof. Nick Davidson
Deputy Secretary General, Ramsar
Convention Secretariat
Scientific & technical priorities 2013-2015

Friday 30 September - Session 11 PDFSpeakerTitle of Presentation
Sandra Hails, CEPA Programme Officer
Ramsar Secretariat
How is Ramsar working in your country?

Friday September 30 - Session 12 PDFsSpeakerTitle of Presentation
Michael Meyer, Project Manager, UNWTO Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity

Wetland wilderness–great tourist destinations: The case of the Sustainable Tourism Protocol of the Carpathian Convention

Sandra Hails, CEPA Programme Officer
Ramsar Secretariat

World Wetlands Day 2012 COP11
Wetlands & Tourism

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Schwach

Austrian Ministry of Environment, Division Nature Conservation

Impressions–Conclusions–Vision for Future Work


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