Graphical Profiles of the Ramsar Database
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 26 June 1998)
Friday, June 26, 1998 4:08 PM
Subject: Ramsar information on web
The audience of the Ramsar Forum might be interested in a new feature on the Ramsar Database section of our web site. (The Ramsar Database was and is being further developed, and is managed, by Wetlands International AEME under contract to the Ramsar Convention Bureau.)
In order to increase the accessibility of the Ramsar Database and fulfill our obligation to create periodic "graphical profiles" of Ramsar sites, Ramsar regions and Contracting Parties, we have now begun to realize our goal to present Ramsar Database information over the world wide web.
Please check out our web site http://www.wetlands.agro.nl/ , [now http://www.wetlands.org/rsis/] CLICK on the Ramsar Database button (top right), then when you encounter the underlined "Graphical Profile" link while reading the text on this page, click to see the first installment of the "dynamic" graphical profile.
I say dynamic because as the Convention grows in Contracting Parties and Sites (and info on them!), the graphics will necessarily need to be updated too.
As we are just starting out, I have initially used graphics produced for the recent Pan-European Ramsar regional meeting (Riga, Latvia, June 1998).
We will endeavor to add graphics produced for the (recent/upcoming) Pan-American and Pan-African meetings as soon as we can fit this in. Furthermore, we will produce some graphics directly for the web for the Asia/Oceania regions, again, as quickly as we can realistically fit this into our work. We are aware that some minor adjustments need to be made to the current presentation, but our access to update the site is indirect. In any event, if you see something that needs addressing, please advise us. Also any comments are welcome! We are anticipating that we will be able to enhance the clarity of the images even more in the near future.
We hope the audience will find this new presentation useful and enjoyable.
All the Best
Scott Frazier, Ramsar/Wetland Sites Officer , Wetlands International-AEME, Droevendaalsesteeg 3A, PO Box 7002, 6700 CA Wageningen, The Netherlands (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wetlands.agro.nl)
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