Ramsar signs MOU with the Organization of American States (OAS)
Secretary General Anada Tiéga and Mr Cletus Springer, Director, Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the GS/OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the OAS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, on 17 February.
The purpose of the agreement is to establish a framework for collaboration to further common goals, including sharing data, knowledge and information relevant to biodiversity conservation of wetlands and sustainable management within the Americas. It also includes the development and execution of joint projects related to Ramsar Strategic Plan and the DSD mandates, such as the proposed UNEP implemented, DSD executed, GEF funded project entitled “Valuation of Ecosystem Services,” which is part of the Ramsar Regional Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of High Andean Wetlands. The text of the agreement can be seen here.