Former Staff of the Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Satiraporn ("Tug") Sirisampan
Ramsar Intern for Asia (Assistant to the Regional Coordinator for Asia)
Thailand; Ramsar Intern 2000-
Graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University in Thailand, in 1997, with a major in Watershed Management. Completed her Masters Degree at the Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences at Nagoya University, Japan, on a scholarship from the UNESCO International Hydrological Program scholarship, with a thesis on "Diurnal and Seasonal Variation of Stomatal Conductance of Six Plant Species Composing Warm-Temperate Forest". Returned to Thailand to work with the Asia-Europe Environmental Technology Centre, an international centre dealing with various environmental matters, as an Assistant to Core-Staff.
"Tug" Sirisampan (left) at her welcoming party in the Bureau, with Najam Khurshid, Regional Coordinator for Asia, and Taeko Takahasi, her predecessor as Assistant to the Regional Coordinator, November 2000
Tug breaks the sacred Escalade chocolate soup pot, and Ramsar interns Inga Racinska, Marco Flores, and Evans Okang'o display approval and prepare to dive for the sweets. (December 2000)
Tug encouraging Marco Flores again, Ramsar barbecue, August 2001.