1st meeting of the Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Corals for the Americas Region, 24 - 26 March 2010

23/04/2010

1st meeting of the Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Corals for the Americas Region organized by the Mexican Government in coordination with the Ramsar Secretariat took place in México D.F from 24 to 26 March 2010. Delegates from 14 Contracting Parties from the Spanish speaking Neotropic Region, members of the initiative, International NGOs, and other organizations attended this event. 

During the event, country delegates presented the National State of the Art for Mangroves and Corals. International and Mexican organizations introduced their programmes seeking to articulate actions in the Regional Initiative’s development. The session also included a field visit to the Mexican National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) to learn about their experience in the elaboration of the Mexican Mangroves Inventory; and to Cuicuilco archaeological site, which is one of the first and most important ceremonial centres in the Mexican Valley.

During the meeting, the Regional Initiative´s governance structure, the work and financial plan were approved for the 2010-2012 triennium, as per the 40th Standing Committee request.

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