Ramsar COP8 - Brief report and photos: day three

"Wetlands: water, life, and culture"
8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002

Day Three of the Ramsar COP

Side event on the Ouled Said Oasis and Algerian Wetlands

A panel presentation and discussion of the rich Ouled Said Oasis Ramsar site and its ancient system of water management, with management efforts developed by the Direction Generale des Forets of Algeria, with assistance from the WWF Living Waters Programme.

Followed by everyone eating dates (below).

Sandra Hails (Ramsar), left; Jamie Pittock (WWF), right; Spyros Kouvelis (MedWet), the tall one

Ammar Boumezbeur (Algeria), Nejib Benessaiah (MedWet), Jean-Paul Taris (Tour du Valat)

Herb Raffaele (USA)

Sybille Vermont (Swiss delegation) and Amalia Romeo (WWF International), center

Denis Landenbergue (WWF), Anada Tiéga (Ramsar), and a colleague from Morocco

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