Ramsar's new Regional Coordinator for Asia
Mr Najam Khurshid joins the Ramsar Bureau
Mr Najam Khurshid has arrived in Switzerland to take up his appointment as our new Regional Coordinator for Asia, replacing Ms Rebecca DCruz, who returned to Malaysia at the end of February after a very successful 3-year tenure in the Bureau. Mr Khurshid, from Pakistan, has been with WWF-Pakistan for the past ten years and has served as Conservation Director, in addition to being in charge of the WWF-Pakistan Wetlands Programme. Prior to that he worked with the Government of Pakistan in the Sindh Wildlife Department and has been visiting professor of Wildlife Management and Conservation at Jinnah University for Women. With an MSc degree in Zoology, specializing in Limnology and Wildlife Management, he is presently pursuing his PhD on "Waterfowl Ecology of the Karachi Coast". He has written a considerable number of papers, reports, and articles on conservation, community participation, and wildlife issues, including a "Wetlands Action Plan for Pakistan".
Mr Najam Khurshid is welcomed in the Bureau by the Regional Coordinators for Europe and Africa, Tobias Salathé and Anada Tiéga (photo: D. Peck, Ramsar)