25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee - Opening statements

25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee
Gland, Switzerland, 23 - 27 October 2000
Agenda items 2 and 4

Welcoming statements by the International Organization Partners

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BirdLife International

David Pritchard

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IUCN-The World Conservation Union

Edward Wilson

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Wetlands International

Simon Nash

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WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) International

Biksham Gujja

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