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 2)
Uh Oh, an awkward question. The heads of the Ramsar Bureau, Delmar Blasco (right) and Nick Davidson, pore hastily over recent Resolutions and Recommendations, and promptly find an answer that everyone assumes to be correct.
The head table, seen from afar. From left: The head table support person, Taeko Takahashi, the Rapporteur probably passing tobacco products to the Deputy Secretary General, the Secretary General lost in prayer, and the Chairperson eating a sandwich.
The favorite national delegate of more than one Multilateral Environmental Agreement, Gordana Beltram of Slovenia.
The Mandatory Reception
Another shouting match about the quality of the wine (from left): Olav Nord-Varhaug, Gunn Paulsen, Annette Keller, Monsieur John O'Sullivan, Julia Tucker.
David Pritchard (RSPB and BirdLife, front) with Ramsar staff: Sasha Belokurov (tall), Inga Racinska (center), and Ibrahim Shaame (right).
Tim Jones, formerly of the Bureau and now of TJEnvironmental, with Karen Jenderedjian (Armenia), Chair of the Subgroup on Finance
Dinner in Nyon (count the people, then count the glasses. Eh?-see what I mean?)
Back to the Plenary
Dr Jesús Serrada Hierro (Spain), Chair of the Subgroup on COP8, reports on preparations for the next COP, set for Valencia in November 2002
Norway is characteristically congenial.
Paul Mafabi (Uganda), Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee, talks about lots of things whilst blocking our view of the wetland painting that was made in real time during the 7th Conference of the Parties by groups of indigenous people in San José, Costa Rica (1999).
Another view of the plenary, highlighting the host country Switzerland's Meinrad Küttel (center) and Henk Eggink of the Netherlands (right).