Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Ramsar Secretariat and the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

07/02/2012

The Ramsar Secretariat is very pleased to announce the recent signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation designed to strengthen the developing linkages with SER’s global network of ecosystem and wetland restoration practitioners in supporting scientific and technical implementation of the Convention.

SER has already been contributing significantly to the work of Ramsar’s STRP, particularly in the review of current restoration guidance and the development of a framework for avoiding, mitigating and compensating for wetland losses, which will be considered at Ramsar COP11.

Amongst areas of future collaboration identified in the MoC are: further contributions to STRP’s work on issues such as ecological character and climate change; development of proposals for a joint work programme on ecosystem restoration guidance for the Chairs of the Scientific Advisory Bodies (CSAB) of the biodiversity-related conventions; and developing a joint wetland restoration case study database that builds on SER’s existing Global Restoration Network database. The Ramsar Secretariat looks forward to continuing the fruitful collaboration with SER.

The Ramsar-SER MoC is available here (PDF). For further information about SER go to their website on: www.ser.org

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