5th European regional meeting on the Ramsar Convention, December 2004


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5th European Regional Meeting on the implementation and effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention, Yerevan, Armenia, 4-8 December 2004

Photos from the 5th European Regional Meeting

Yerevan, Armenia, 4-8 December 2004

The participants of the 5th European Regional Meeting around the Armenian Environment Minister Vardan Ayvazyan and in full session.

(from left) Tobias Salathé, Thymio Papayannis, Gordana Beltram, Nick Davidson

Armenian hospitality contributed a lot to the success of the Meeting.

Minister Ayvazyan addressing the participants, translated by G. Arzumanyan (with microphone) and K. Jenderedjian (standing left) of the Ministry.

Around Armenian food and drinks, Ukraine (V. Karanda, M. Stetsenko) meets Lithuania (V. Bezaras, S. Svazas).

The excursion to lake Sevan took place under a blue winter sky after a night's snowfall.

It included visits of the ancient churches along lake Sevan (from left, Ciasca, Beltram, Villalba) . . .

the National Park Museum (pictured is Goran Gugic from Croatia with the endemic Ishkhan trout) . . .

and the underground hydropower plant (362 steps down and up again) . . .

(from left: Gerhard Sigmund, Jan Kadlecik, Doug Taylor)

European members of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP): Dave Pritchard, Eckhart Kuijken, Tatiana Minayeva, Maria-José Viñals, David Stroud, Doug Taylor

Susana Calvo, Sandra Hails

Myroula Hajichristoforou, Victor Subotic, Dragica Brankovic

Carlos Villalba, Estelle Gironnet

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