5th European regional meeting on the Ramsar Convention, Yerevan, December 2004
|5th European Regional Meeting on the implementation and effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention, Yerevan, Armenia, 4-8 December 2004|
5th European Regional Meeting
on the implementation and effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention
At its 30th meeting, the Convention's Standing Committee recognized the value of mid-term meetings of regional groupings of Contracting Parties and pre-accession countries in preparation of the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) to be held in Kampala, Uganda, 7-15 November 2005 with the theme "Wetlands and water - supporting life, sustaining livelihoods".
The 5th Regional Meeting of the European Contracting Parties analysed the major issues and concerns that characterize the expansion of the Convention and its work in the region. It provided the opportunity to share experience and to discuss common problems, major achievements, and the need for future actions.
|Preliminary Programme and Agenda|
|Aims of the Meeting|
|Meeting Report and Conclusions|
|Photographs from the meeting|
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Wetland experts overlooking the marshes on the western shores of lake Sevan during a subregional Ramsar Seminar in September 2003 while the mist is coming in over the lake from the northern mountains
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A medieval church overlooking lake Sevan and typical Armenian chiselled stone.