Regional Meeting for Asia, 2011


Ramsar Regional Meeting for Asia
14-18 November, 2011

Jakarta, Indonesia

The Asia Ramsar Regional Meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 14–18 November 2011, hosted by the Ministry of Forestry, Government of the Republic of Indonesia.

The results and presentations of the Ramsar Asia regional Meeting are now posted. There are over 50 PDF versions of the work presented at the meeting in Jakarta. Please click here to read more.

The report of the meeting is posted here.

The Programme document  [PDF] is now available. [updated 10 November 2011]

Information on the field excursion on Wednesday 16 November [PDF]

List of Participants [PDF]  [20/12/2011]

Background reading: (updated 07 November 2011)

Template for future scientific priority tasks. (Word Doc posted here).

Paper on Benefits and diversity of national Ramsar/wetlands National Committees (link to the NRCs webpage)

Support documents for the new Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS) and Stategic Framework, go to

Draft Resolutions for COP11

The 43rd Standing Committee (SC43) will be reviewing the Draft Resolutions (DRs) that are proposed to be presented to the 11th Conference of Parties (COP11) in July 2012 in Romania. There are 20 of these DRs and they are marked as Agenda items SC43-13 to SC43-32 on this webpage for papers that will be presented to SC43.

As SC43 will be reviewing these DRs, they will no doubt be making changes to the text. However, it will still be important that participants read through these DRs before the regional meeting so you are better able to discuss them and to say how useful you think they will be to your work on implementing the Ramsar Convention in your country.

>> List of Draft Resolutions is here.

Asia – Oceania Team reports

Annual report for 2009 and Work plan for 2010 [link] PDF

Annual report for 2010 and Work plan for 2011 [link] PDF

Asian Wetland Symposium

Sabah Call for Action. Integrated Biodiversity Conservation: Linking Forests and Wetlands. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (18 – 20 July 2011) [link] PDF

Wuxi Declaration. Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, P.R. of China (11 - 13th October 2011) [link] PDF

Financing of protected areas

Emerton, L., Bishop, J. and Thomas, L. (2006). Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas: A global review of challenges and options. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. [link] PDF

Wetland management issues

L. Young & R.J. Mather (2011). Workshop on the Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong River Basin: Vientiane, Lao PDR, 22 – 24 March 2011. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 29pp [link] PDF

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