Workshop announced for Czech Republic, October 2002

First Announcement


October 13 to 18, 2002
Mikulov Chateau, Pálava Biosphere Reserve, South Moravia, Czech Republic

The workshop will be organised jointly by the
Czech National Committee for the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB),
Czech Ramsar Committee and Palava Biosphere Reserve

The general aim will be to evaluate the contribution wetlands can make to the sustainable functioning of Biosphere Reserves, as postulated by the Seville Strategy.

The following major themes will be discussed in four plenary sessions:

(a) Wetlands as sources of biodiversity in biosphere reserves

(b) Buffering effects of wetlands on water budget and water quality in biosphere reserves and the role of water resources (including ground water) in wetland maintenance

(c) Management (also including restoration) of wetlands for sustainable functioning in biosphere reserves

(d) Resolution of conflicts between economic use and environmental quality of wetlands in Biosphere Reserves: towards the application of the 'wise use' concept.

International Steering Committee:

Local Organising Committee:

Henri Décamps, France
Glenn Guntenspergen, U.S.A
Josef Chytil, Czech Republic
Joseph Kerekes, Canada
Jan Kvet, Czech Republic
Tobias Salathé, Ramsar
Jos T. A. Verhoeven, Holland
Dennis F. Whigham, U.S.A.
Henk Zingstra, Holland

Josef Chytil
Eva Jelínková
Jirí Matuška
Jan Kvet
Lenka Papácková



The conference will be held in the Mikulov Chateau
in the Pálava Biosphere Reserve, South Moravia, Czech Republic


Sunday 13 October, 2002 Arrival of participants, Registration, Accommodation
Monday and Tuesday 14 - 15 October, 2002 Opening Session; Sessions a) and b) - Lectures and Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 Field Trip
Thursday, 17 October, 2002 Sessions c) and d) - Lectures and Discussion
Friday, Oct. 18, 2002 Discussion, Closing Session; Departures

Working Language: English


Prices from 10 - 40 USD. Detailed information will be given in the second circular.
All accommodation facilities are in the walking distance (5-10 min.) from the conference hall at the Mikulov Chateau.

Conference Fee: USD 85
We will support several participants from developing countries or countries in transition.
Indicate your request.

Preliminary registration by 30 March 2002. Second Circular will be sent by 15 April 2002.

Contact Addresses:

Eva Jelinkova, Secretary
Czech MAB National Committee
Narodni 3, CZ - 110 00, Prague 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: + 420 2 21 40 34 20
Fax: + 420 2 24 24 05 31
Josef Chytil, Secretary
Czech Ramsar Committe
Námestí 32, 692 01, Mikulov,
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 625/ 510 585
Tel./ Fax: +420 625/ 511 130


Registration Form (Microsoft Word format)

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