Ramsar at SBSTTA 8, Montreal, 2003


The Convention on Biological Diversity's subsidiary body, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, is meeting in Montreal in the week of 10-14 March 2003.

Ramsar-related Visionaries looking to the Future

In Montreal (from left): Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General; Gordana Beltram (Slovenia), Chair of the Ramsar Standing Committee; Peter Bridgewater, Director of the MAB Programme and Secretary General-designate of the Ramsar Convention (to begin August 2003). [Photo: Christian Samper]


The present Secretary General goes back to Japan . . .

with Ramsar's Regional Coordinator for Asia, Guangchun Lei, and the MedWet Coordinator, Spyros Kouvelis, to participate in the Third World Water Forum beginning on Sunday, 16 March 2003. (Photo from Mr Blasco's visit to Japan in September 2001.)

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