Conference Report of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties


6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Brisbane, Australia:
19-27 March 1996


The following institutions and individuals contributed support for
the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties:

Organizing Committee
Australian Nature Conservation Agency
Australian Marine Conservation Society (on
behalf of the member organizations of the Australian Wetland Alliance)
Brisbane City Council
Queensland Department of Environment

180 volunteers
Anne’s Sport Fishing Charters
Anne Beasley
Ansett Australia
AusAID – Papua New Guinea Branch
AusAID – South East Asia Regional Program
AusAID – South Pacific Multicountry Program
Australian Seafood Industry Council
Barry Ingham
Bill Foster
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Brisbane Visitors and Convention Bureau
Channel 7
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Data #3
Dave Lennon
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – South Pacific 2000 Program
Frank Warrick OAM
Fuji Xerox Australia Ltd
John Dobson
Melbourne Water
Moreton Hire
Premiums Plus
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland University of Technology
Richard Morecroft
Sirocco Music
The British Council
The Courier-Mail

Pre- and Post-Conference Tour organizers:
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Bob Wood South Pacific Tours
Djabulukgu Association Inc.
Murray Shire Council
Newcastle Visitor and Convention Bureau
North-west Australian Wader Expedition – Clive Minton

The Performers for the 25th Anniversary:
Child performers
Indonesian Region Cultural Group
Nunukul Kunjeil (Aboriginal Dance Troupe)
Spanish Folkloric Dance Group
Visions of a Nomad

Sponsored Delegates

Fourteen countries contributed funds through the Bureau for sponsoring delegate travel, and a total of 160 representatives of 67 Contracting Parties and 23 Observer States were able to participate through this means. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as WWF International, joined together to reach a total amount for sponsored delegates of 672,613 Swiss francs. In addition, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided direct assistance to delegates from the Pacific Island nations.

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