25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee -- the photo gallery
|25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee|
Gland, Switzerland, 23 - 27 October 2000
Photos of the 25th Meeting of the Standing Committee (file 3)
Austria, looking perky during the plenary sessions: Wolfgang Pelikan and Gerhard Sigmund.
Algeria (Ms Sadija Benmati and Mr Ammar Boumezbeur) conversing semi-earnestly with Denis Landenbergue (WWF Living Waters Campaign)
The delegate from Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Javad Amin-Mansour.
The Slovak Republic (Dr Jan Kadlecik, asleep), and Jesús Serrada and José Ramón Picatoste of Spain, diverted from the plenary goings-on by fistfights in the back row
[not really, just checking whether the queue at the coffeepot was getting any shorter at all].
Lobbying for the Americas: Herb Raffaele (USA), left, discusses issues with Guillermo Lingua (Argentina), José Juan Pérez Ramírez (Mexico), and Marco Solano (Costa Rica).
Some of the "runners": Ramsar interns Okong'o, Takahashi, and Flores preparing to search out documents and bring the traveling microphones to the back rows without delay
Ramsar Bureau staff poised in the wings of plenary to intervene strenuously if needed (from left): Sandra Hails, Alain Lambert, Paulette Kennedy, Montse Riera, and Ibrahim Shaame
Chair of the Subgroup on Finance (Armenia) and the Bureau's Senior Advisor on Environment and Development Cooperation, discussing . . . (probably) finance.
Wetlands International's Science Coordinator, Doug Taylor, tries to explain to the Bureau's Sandra Hails and Mireille Katz what real tallness is all about.
Ramsar interns try the head table on for size (from left): Taeko Takahasi, Marco Flores, Alexander Belokurov, Evans Okong'o.
That's it for another year. Now we can all go back to saving wetlands and promoting sustainable development, each of us in our own way.