Venice international workshop on conventions and wetland management


“Practical implications of international conventions on wetland management”

What difference do international designations make?

This is the theme of an international workshop organized jointly by the Venice Province and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Europe, in cooperation with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, in Venice on 21-23 November 2005.

The workshop will split into three facilitated working groups focusing on aspects of the territorial planning process, management plans for individual sites, and the dynamic effects of international designations. A final plenary session will define recommendations and decisions. Seven major Ramsar Sites will be considered as case studies: the Venice Lagoon, the Rhone delta (Camargue), Doñana, Ichkeul, the Wadden Sea, the Danube delta and lake Neusiedl/Fertö. The language of the workshop will be English. It is anticipated that up to 90 participants will take part in this highly interactive workshop.

If you are interested and would like to contribute to its work and findings, please find additional information in the attached documents and register with the Province of Venice.

Agenda (PDF)

The workshop will break up in smaller groups to work in the facilities of San Servolo island next to the historic town of Venice. An ideal place for the meeting, checked out by the workshop organizing group in May 2005:

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