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

02/06/2000

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

Contracting Parties, Observer States, and Observer Organizations

Contracting Parties

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Comoros
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Gabon
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Latvia
Lithuania
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Senegal
Slovak Republic
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
The FYR of Macedonia
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia

Observer States

Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Colombia
Ethiopia
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Georgia
Israel
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Korea, Republic of
Laos PDR
Malawi
Moldova
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nicaragua
Palau
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Western Samoa
Zimbabwe

Intergovernmental Organizations

CITES/UNEP
Common Wadden Sea Secretariat
Commonwealth Secretariat
Convention of Migratory Species
(UNEP/CMS)
Council of the European Union
International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (World Bank)
Mekong River Commission
Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological
Diversity
South Pacific Regional Environment
Programme (SPREP)

International Non-governmental Organizations

African Centre for Technology Studies
BirdLife International
East African Wildlife Society
Friends of the Earth/Amigos de la Tierra
International Council for Game Conservation (CIC)
International Association of Limnology
International Peat Society
International Wildlife Management Consortium
IUCN/UICN - The World Conservation Union
MedWet
Wetlands International
World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and its National Organizations from Australia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the UK, and the USA

National Non-governmental Organizations

Australia/Australie:
Australasian Wader Studies Group
Australian Centre for Environmental Law
Australian Conservation Foundation - NSW
Australian Cotton Foundation
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Australian Society for Limnology
Australian Wetland Alliance
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation
BHP Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs
Coast and Wetlands Society Inc.
Conservation Council of South Australia
Conservation Council of Western Australia Inc.
Conservation Council of the South-East Region & Canberra
Ducks Unlimited Australia
FAIRA Aboriginal Corporation
Friends of the Earth-Australia
Hunter Wetlands Trust
Inlands River Network
Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project
Lower Mary River Landcare Group Inc.
National Farmers Federation
National Parks Association of New South Wales
Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales
Northern Land Council
Ocean Watch Ltd.
Peel Preservation Group Inc.
Quandamooka Lands Council
Queensland Conservation Council
Queensland Ornithological Society Inc.
Queensland Wader Study Group
Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
Shortland Wetlands Centre
Victorian Wetlands Trust
Wetlands Conservation Society
Whales Alive
Wildlife Preservation Society
Yorta Yorta Murray Goulburn Rivers Clan Group Inc.

Austria/Autriche:
Austrian Society for Nature Conservation (ÖNB)
Institute of Nature Conservation (INL)

Canada/Canadá:
Ducks Unlimited Canada

France/Francia:
Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin
Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux
Station biologique de la Tour du Valat

Germany/Allemagne/Alemania:
German Hunting Association (DJV)
German Society for Nature Conservation (NABU)

Japan/Japón:
Field Assistant Network
Fukuoka City Hall
Hakata Bay Citizens Alliance
Hokkaido Government
Japan Wetlands Action Network
Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection
Kushiro City
Kushiro International Wetlands Center
Narashino City Hall
Oyo Corporation
Ramsar Center Japan
Save Sone Wetland
Save the Fujimae Association
Wild Bird Society of Japan
Yachiyo International University

Korea, Republic of/Corée, la République de/Corea, República de:
Green Korea
Korean Federation for Environmental Movement
Kyung Nam University
Pusan Federation for Environmental Movement
Pusan National University

South Africa/Afrique du Sud/Sudáfrica:
Campaign for St Lucia
Wildlife Society of South Africa

Thailand/Thailande/Thailandia:
Bird Conservation Society of Thailand

United Kingdom/Royaume-Uni/Reino Unido:
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

USA/Etats-Unis/Estados Unidos:
Caddo Lake Institute
Ducks Unlimited Inc.
Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Pacific Environment and Resources Center (PERC)
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Australian Federal and State Government observers

AusAID
Australian Institute for Marine Science
CSIRO
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
New South Wales Department of Land & Water Conservation
New South Wales Ministry for the Environment
New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Parks & Wildlife Commission of Northern Territory
Queensland Department of Environment
Queensland Department of Primary Industries
South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources
State Forests of New South Wales
Victoria State Government

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