The Ramsar Bulletin Board, 6 September 2010

Workshop to review implementation of the Regional Wetlands Action Plan for the Pacific Islands

From 2 to 4 August 2010, a workshop was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia to review the implementation of the 1999 Regional Wetlands Action Plan for the Pacific Islands, and to develop a new Action Plan for the coming three years. This was followed by a series of training session from 5-6 August on Ramsar implementation processes (for Ramsar Contracting Parties) and accession procedures (for non-Contracting Parties). More [06/09/10]

IUCN press release on African freshwater species threatened – livelihoods at stake

IUCN announced today that twenty-one per cent of freshwater species in continental Africa are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of millions of people at risk. With so much to lose, inland waters must be managed not just for their supply of freshwater but also to sustain the abundant life within. More [01/09/10]

Building capacity for Ramsar CEPA Focal Points in central Asia and eastern Europe, Urmia Lake, I.R Iran from 9-13 August

The third in a series of workshops for Ramsar CEPA Focal Points brought together CEPA Focal Points and other representatives from 14 countries from central Asia and eastern Europe from 9-13 August. The workshop took place at the Bari Resort on the shores of the beautiful Lake Urmia, a 483,000-hectare Ramsar Site in the north west of the country. More [30/08/10]

Wisconsin's 100 Wetlands Gems

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association has recently published Wisconsin’s Wetland Gems, a full-colour guide to Wisconsin’s 100 Wetland Gems - high quality habitats that represent the wetland riches (marshes, swamps, bogs, fens, and more) that historically made up a quarter of Wisconsin’s landscape. More [23/08/10]

Muscat Action Plan for Wetlands in the Arab Countries

The ‘Muscat Action Plan for Wetlands in the Arab Countries’ was recently finalised, following the “Workshop on Wetlands and the Ramsar Convention in the Arabian Peninsula”, in Muscat, Oman from 7 - 9 June 2010... More [16/08/10]

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