Training in Germany for Ramsar site management, October 2007


Training Course:
Management plans for Ramsar Sites in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe

- a contribution to the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

18th to 22nd October 2007,
Isle of Vilm, Germany.

The course is organised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with its International Academy for Nature Conservation.


In many countries, the inscription of wetlands under the Ramsar Convention is an important contribution to nature conservation. At the same time, a high responsibility for the state party is implied by the increased international reputation gained by the designation as Ramsar site. Contracting parties of the Ramsar Convention become responsible for the effective management of these sites. The development and application of management plans are an important means to ensure the protection of sites for present and future generations and is a contribution to the implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas.

This course aims at:

- assisting Ramsar sites with the preparation of management plans by creating skills and understanding of the preparation of management plans

- training Ramsar sites' staff with the implementation of management plans in practice (e.g. how to deal with participation)

Attached please find the preliminary programme of the training. Our trainers will be Tobias Salathé from the Ramsar Secretariat and Stephan Amend, a specialist on management plan issues. They will be happy to work with your specific contexts in numerous working groups which will complement the theoretical sessions of our course.

Target group of the seminar are Ramsar site managers and staff as well as STRP of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. The course language will be English.

If you are interested in this training, please register as soon as possible, however no later than August 20th with the attached registration form. Please note that places are limited.

Costs will be ca. 300 € for board and accommodation on Vilm. You may indicate in the registration form if you would like to apply for financial support by BfN.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Best regards from Vilm Island,

Andrea Burmester

- draft programme
- registration form


Andrea Burmester
Bundesamt für Naturschutz
Internationale Naturschutzakademie Insel Vilm
18581 Putbus

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