Inventory of "Culture and Technology of Wetlands" in East Asia
Dear CEPA list members,
Wetlands International Japan (WIJ) has been compiling the inventories of "Culture and Technology of Wetlands" in Japan since 2008. Now, we start compiling the inventory in East Asia.
Through this, we aim to establish a platform for active communication among stakeholders and across regions regarding conservation and wise use of wetlands from the viewpoint of cultures and technologies. We also expect to enhance succession of the wetland culture across generations.
We call good examples of conservation and restoration, wise use and CEPA of wetlands "Culture of wetlands", while we call concrete means that support such cultures, "Technology of wetlands".
So far, we have worked on compiling inventories of "Culture and Technology of wetlands" at national and local levels (which is still ongoing), and editing of an illustrated catalogue "33 Best Wetland Cultures of Japan", as well as developing the concept and methodology. The catalogue is being prepared both in Japanese and English. Both printing and PDF ver. will be available by March 2012.
Scope and call for cooperation
"Culture and Technology of Wetlands" in East Asia will not only make an inventory, but also be edited in the catalogue format as "33 Best Wetland Cultures of East Asia." We believe that Cultures of Wetlands are often found in /around our daily practice especially in Asia.
We would like to ask your cooperation in this process.The cooperators are expected to fill the inventory sheet and help us edit it to catalogue format, as well as sharing some photos. We may be interviewing you via email or online to ensure accurate description. If you are involved in your wetland conservation/ restoration/ wise use/ CEPA, we are sure this will be a good opportunity to review its relationship with local community. It is open to any wetland NGOs, civil society groups and individuals including experts and non-experts.
The project will target to launch the draft catalogue at the Ramsar COP11 to be held in June 2012 in Romania, so we are seeking for long term cooperation.
For the outline of the project as well as project history, please visit our website at: http://japan.wetlands.org/Portals/23/CultureAndTechnologyOfWetlands_ProjectOutline.pdf The inventory format and available sample pages can also be found.
If you are interested in joining this project, please contact our office.
We are looking forward to your active and enthusiastic participation.
Wetlands International Japan
Contact for the project:
Ms. Miki Sasaki (WIJ Secretary General)
Ms. Satomi Obata (project staff)
Wetlands International Japan (WIJ)
6F NCC Ningyocho Bldg. 3-7-3 Ningyocho Nihonbashi
Chuo-ku,Tokyo 103-0013 JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)3-5614-2150 Fax:+81-(0)3-6806-4187