World Wetlands Day in Uganda timed for Ramsar visit

31/03/2004

Kampala, Uganda, March 16th 2004 (Ramsar Convention Secretariat): Three representatives from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, including the Secretary General of the Convention, Dr. Peter Bridgewater, and the Senior Adviser for Africa, Mr. Abou Bamba, visited Kampala for 6 days to officially launch the preparations for the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention that will take place in November 2005 (7th to 15th) in Kampala (Uganda). This visit coincided with the national celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD) in Uganda, on March 12th [sic]. [from the Press Release on the event by Sebastià Semene.]

Uganda (the government, anyway) chose to celebrate World Wetlands Day to a different rhythm, in order to fête the visit of the Ramsar team

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