Ramsar National Focal Points for Communication, Education, Participation, and Awareness (CEPA)

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Contracting Parties have been asked by the Conference of the Parties (Resolution X.8) to nominate a Government Focal Point and a NGO Focal Point for CEPA activities. As of November  2013, the following nominations have been sent to the Secretariat:

ALBANIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Silvamina Alshabani, Expert of Protected Area and National Parks, Biodiversity Directorate, Sector of Protected Area and National Parks, Ministry of Environment, Rruga e Durrësit, Nr.27, 1000 Tirana, Albania (Email: Silvamina.Alshabani [at] moe.gov.al)

ALGERIA - Government Focal Point - Mlle Hamida Salhi, Chef de Bureau, Bureau des Zones Humides, Direction Générale des Forêts, Chemin Doudou Mokhtar - BP 232, Ben Aknoun, Alger 16036, Algérie (Tel: +213 21 91 52 90/95; Email: salhi_hamida@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Mlle Souad Bouacida, Présidente, Association de promotion des femmes rurales – Skikda, Direction des services agricoles de Skikda, Wilaya de Skikda, Algeria (Tel: +213 38 75 15 10; Fax: +213 38 75 39 16; Email: boacidas@hotmail.fr; dsanouajaa@yahoo.fr)

ANTIGUA and BARBUDA - Government Focal Point - Mr Philmore James, Senior Fisheries Officer, Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources and Agro Industry, Point Wharf Fisheries Complex; St. John's, Antigua; Antigua & Barbuda (Tel:+ 1 268 462 1372; Fax:+1 268 248 2707/462 1372; Email: fisheries@antigua.gov.ag; firstabiola@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Joseph Prosper, Environmental Awareness Group, Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, Long and Market Streets, St. John's, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda (Tel: +1 268 462 6236; Fax: +1 268 773 1159; Email: eag@candw.ag; prosperj@myway.com)

ARGENTINA - Government Focal Point - Sr. Guillermo Federico Lingua, Responsible, Grupo de Trabajo de Recursos Acuáticos, Subsecretaría de Planificación y Política Ambiental, Secretaría de Ambiente & Desarollo Sustentable, San Martín 451, Piso 2, Oficina 264, 1004 Buenos Aires, Argentina (Tel: +54 11 4348 8356; Fax: +54 11 4348 8200; Email: glingua@ambiente.gob.ar)

NGO Focal Point - Sr. Jorge Cappato, Director General, Fundación PROTEGER, Grupo Trabajo en Humedales del Comité UICN Argentina, Balcarce 1450, 3000 Santa Fe, Argentina (Tel: +54 342 455 8520, Fax:  +54 342 498 1745; Email: jorge.cappato@proteger.org.ar)

NGO Focal Point - Sr. Ricardo Delfino, Fundación Patagonia Natural, Marcos A. Zar 760, 9120 Puerto Madryn – Chubut, Argentina (Tel: +54 280 4451 920; Fax: +54 280 4472 023; Email: ricardo.delfino@gmail.com)

ARMENIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Ashot Avalyan, Deputy Head of Administration, Ministry of Nature Protection, 5th Floor, 3rd Government House, Republic Square, Yerevan 0010, Armenia (Tel: +374 10 585 403; Fax:   +374  10 561 075; Email: a_avalyan@mail.ru) 

NGO Focal Point - Dr Susanna Hakobyan, Senior Scientific Researcher, Institute of Hydroecology and Ichthyology, Scientific Center for Zoology and Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences, 7 Paruyr Sevak St., 0014, Yerevan, Armenia (TelFax: +374 10 207591; Email: susohakob@yahoo.com; )

AUSTRALIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Jenny Tomkins, Assistant Director, Wetlands Policy and Legislation Section, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2601, Australia (Tel: +61 (0)2 6274 2720; Email: jenny.tomkins@environment.gov.au)

NGO Focal Point - Christine Prietto, 47 King Street, Stockton, New South Wales 2295, Australia  ( Email: christine.prietto@gmail.com)

AUSTRIA - Government Focal Point - Dr Gerhard Schwach, Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Stubenbastei 5, A-1010 Wien, Austria (Tel +43 1 51522 1416; Fax +43 1 51522 7402; Email: Gerhard.Sigmund-Schwach@lebensministerium.at; gerhard.sigmund@bmlfuw.gv.at)

NGO Focal Point - Mag. Gernot Neuwirth, General Secretary, Naturschutzbund Österreich, Museumsplatz 2, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria (Tel: +43 662 642 909-20; Fax: +43 662 643 734-4; Email: gernot.neuwirth@naturschutzbund.at)

AZERBAIJAN - Government Focal Point - Mr. Arzu Mustafayev Actinc, Director of Ismayilli Natural Reserve, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Az 3100 Buynuz, Ismayilli district, Azerbaijan (Tel: +994178 568 25; Fax: +994178 568 25; Email: atani@mail.ru; arzu.mustafayev@rec-caucasus.org)

BAHAMAS -  Government Focal Point -  BEST Commission, PO Box CB 10980, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas (Tel: +1 242 322 4546; Fax: +1 242 326 3509; Email: bestnbs@hotmail.com; bestnbs@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mrs Shelly Cant, Education Officer, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), PO Box N-4105, The Retreat, Village Road, Nassau, Bahamas (Tel:_ +1 242 393 1317; Fax : +1 242 393 4978; Email: scant@bnt.bs)

BAHRAIN - Government Focal Point - Mrs Suhad Al-Shehabi, Environmental Specialist, Ministry of Housing, Municipalities & Environment, PO Box 26909, Manama, Bahrain (Tel: + 973 17 875150, Fax: +973 17 874615; Email: alshehabi.s@gmail.com; suhads@env.gov.bh)

NGO Focal Point - Dr. Saeed Abdullah, President, Bahrain Natural History Society, PO Box 40266, Isa Town, Bahrain (Tel: +973 1 771 0868, Fax: +973 1 771 0678, Email: saeed@alreem.com, alreem@alreem.com)

BANGLADESH - Government Focal Point - Mr Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Building #6, Level 13, Room #1309, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh (Tel: +880 2 716 0481; Fax: +880 2 716 9210; Email: secretary [at] moef.gov.bd)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Aminur Rahman, Project Manager, Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor Project, IUCN-Bangladesh Country Office, House-11, Road-138, Gulshan 1, 1000 Dhaka, Bangladesh (Tel: +880 2 989 0423; Fax: +880 2 989 2854; Email: Aminur.RAHMAN [at] iucn.org)

BARBADOS - Government Focal Point - Mr Steve A. Devonish, Director, Natural Heritage Department, Ministry of Energy and the Environment, No. 1 Sturges, PO Box T25, St. Thomas BB220022, Barbados (Tel: +1 246 438 7761; Fax: +1 246 438 7767; Email: heritage@barbados.gov.bb)

BELARUS - Government Focal Point - Ms Natalya Minchenko, Consultant, Legal Department, Ministry of Environment, 10 Kollectornaya St., 220048 Minsk, Belarus (Tel: +375 17 200 5334; Fax: +375 17 200 7242; Email: n_minchenko@tut.by; minat1974@mail.ru)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Yuri Solovjov, Chairman, Belarusian NGO "Ecological Initiative", 10, Str. Kollektornaya, Office 537, 220048, Minsk, Belarus(Tel/Fax: +375 17 306 53 67; Email: ecoin@tut.by)

BELGIUM - Government Focal Point -

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BELIZE - Government Focal Point - Mr Ismael Fabro, Chief Environmental Officer, Department of Environment, Ambergris Avenue, Belmopan, Belize (Tel: +501 822 2616; Fax: +501 822 2862; Email: envirodept@btl.net)

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BENIN - Government Focal Point -

NGO Focal Point - M. Stéphan Ogou, Coordonnateur national OCE-ABE, Organe de Concertation des ongs en environnement, Agence Béninoise pour l'Environnement - OCE-ABE, 03 BP 4387, 38 Rue 390 (Route de Lomé), Cotonou, Benin (Tel: +229 30 45 56, Fax: +229 30 45 43, Email: sogou@caramail.com)

BOLIVIA - Government Focal Point -

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BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

BOTSWANA - Government Focal Point - Ms Arabang Kanego, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag 0068, 2nd floor, Travaglini House, Old Lobatse Road, Gaborone, Botswana (Tel: +267 390 2050; Fax: +267 390 2051; Email: akanego@gov.bw)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Felix Monggae, Chief Executive Officer, Kalahari Conservation Society, Plot 112, Independence Avenue, P.O. Box 859, Gaborone, Botswana (Tel: +267 397 4557; Fax 1: +267 391 4259; Email: felixMonggae@kcs.org.bw)

BRAZIL - Government Focal Point - Ms Antonia da Silva Samir Ribeiro, Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Secretariat for Institutional Coordination and Citizenship, Department for Socio-environmental Responsibility, Esplanada dos Ministérios - Bloco B, 5°andar, sala 533, 700.68-900 Brasília/DF, Brazil (Tel: +55 61 2028 1554; Email: educambiental@mma.gov.br; antonia.samir@mma.gov.br)

BULGARIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Aylin Hasan, Senior Expert, Natura 2000 Dept, National Nature Protection Service, Ministry of Environment and Water, 22 Maria Louisa Blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria (Tel: +359 2 940 6103; Fax: +359 2 940 6127/ 981 6610; Email: ahasan@moew.government.bg)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Neli Arabadzhieva, Green Balkans, 1 Skopie Str. Floor 1, office 9 and 10, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria (Tel: +359 88 425 7711; Fax: +359 89 661 4312; Email: narabadzhieva@greenbalkans.org; neliarabadzhieva@gmail.com)

BURKINA FASO - Government Focal Point - Monsieur Joachim Ouédraogo, Président, Direction Générale de la Conservation de la Nature, 03 BP 7044, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso (Tel: +226 7024 0470; Fax: +226 5035 7886; Email: ouederjoachim@yahoo.fr; info@naturama.bf)

NGO Focal Point - M George Henri Oueda, Fondation des Amis de la Nature (NATURAMA), 01 BP 6133 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso (Tel : 226 50 37 32 40/ 62; Fax : 226 78 86 91 33; Email : oueda-georges@yahoo.fr; info@naturama.bf)

BURUNDI - Government Focal Point -

NGO Focal Point - Monsieur Dieudonnée Bizimana, Coordonnateur, Association Burundaise pour la protection des Oiseaux, ABO, BP 7069, Bujumbura, Burundi (Tel: +257 222 494 70; Email: bizdieu@gmail.com; bizdieu@yahoo.fr; bizimanad@abo-conservation.org)

CAMBODIA - Government Focal Point - Dr Sunleang Srey, Vice Chief, Wetland, Coastal and Watershed Office, Department of Nature Conservation and Protection, #48, Preah Sihanouk St., Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Tel: +855 90 333 456; Fax: +855 23 721 462; Email: kampongspeu@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr. Vorsak Bou, Acting Programme Manager, BirdLife International in Indochina, Cambodia Programme, Office,  9, Street 29, Tonle Basac, Chamkar Morn, P.O.Box: 2686, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, (Tel: Tel/Fax: +855 (0) 23 99 36 31; Email: vorsak@birdlifecambodia.org)

CAMEROON - Government Focal Point - Monsieur Marc Gabriel Lima Mahop, Assistant chargé d'études, Division des Etudes, des Projets et de la Coopération, Ministère de l'Environnement et Protection de la Nature, BP 320 Yaoundé, Cameroon (Tel: +237 99 88 92 04; Email: limamahop@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Angel Gansop Kouomegne, B.P. 493, Yaoundé, Cameroun (Tel: +237 99 41 94 25; Fax: +237 75 35 41 82; e-mail: gansopange@yahoo.fr)

CANADA -Government Focal Point

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Government Focal Point - M. Patrick-Hugues Ningatouma-Singa, Inspecteur Préfectoral pour l'Environnement, Ombella M'Poko, Ministère de l'Environnement et de l'Ecologie, BP 686, Bangui, Central African Republic (Tel: +236 75 53 43 03; Email: singap2007@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Monsieur Patrice Passe-Sanand, Secrétaire exécutif, Géographe, OCDN - Organisation Centrafricaine pour la Défense de la Nature, BP 3259, Bangui, République Centrafricaine (Tel : +236 7556 4702; Email: passesanand [at] yahoo.fr)

CAPE VERDE - Government Focal Point - Mme Ana Veiga, Direcção geral do Ambiente, Ministério do Ambiente, Habitação e Ordenamento, do Território, CP-332-A, Cidade da Praia, Ilha de Santiago, Cape Verde (Tel: +238 261 8984; Fax: +238 261 7511; Email: veiga.anav [at] gmail.com)

CHAD

CHILE - Government Focal Point - Sr Juan Carlos Torres-Mura, Investigador, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Quinta Normal S/N Interior, Santiago, Chile (Tel: +56 2 681 4095, Fax: +56 2 681 7182, e-mail: jtorres [at] mnhn.cl)

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CHINA -Government Focal Point - Ms Yan Fang, Division Chief, Convention on Wetlands Management Office, Department of Wildlife, State Forestry Administration, 18 Hepingli Dongjie, Beijing 100714, China (Tel/Fax: +86 10 8423 9335; Email: ramsarfang@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Lei Wang, Freshwater Officer, WWF China Programme Office, 1609# Wenhuagong, Beijing Working People Culture Palace, Beijing 100006, China (Tel: +86 10 6511 6248; Email: LWang@wwfchina.org; layewong@hotmail.com)

COLOMBIA - Government Focal Point - Jefe Oficina de Educación y Participación. Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial. Calle 37 No. 8-40. Bogotá, Colombia (Tel: +57 1 3323434 ext 348, 121, Email:  humedalconejera@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Director Fundación Humedal La Conejera. Cra 121 No.153-20 of 301. Bogotá, Colombia (Tel: +57 1 688 0768/ 5350977; Email: humedalconejera@yahoo.com)

COMOROS - Government Focal Point - Monsieur Charafeddine Msaidie, Directeur Général, Direction nationale de l'Environnement et des Forêts, Vice Présidence en charge du Ministère de la Production, de l'Environnement, de l'Energie, de l'Industrie et de l'Artisanat, BP 41, Moroni, Comoros (Tel: +269 332 08 49; Email: charafeddine2008@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Monsieur Hachime Abderemane, Directeur Exécutif, ONG Ulanga, BP 514, Moroni, Comoros (Tel: +269 333 65 08; Email: hachimeabder@gmail.com)

CONGO - Government Focal Point - M. Lucien Bock, Chef, Service des Ecosystèmes aquatiques, B.P. 958, Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo (Tel: +242 521 50 64; Fax: +242 812 611; Email: Lucien_bock@yahoo.fr; Bock_lucien@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Isaac Moussa, Président, Alliance Nationale pour la Nature (ANN), BP 5697, Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo (Tel: +242 556 54 43, Fax: +242 813 393, Email: Annature92@yahoo.fr)

COSTA RICA - Government Focal Point - Sra Lilliana Piedra Castro, Universidad Nacional, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, Apdo 86-3000, Heredia, Costa Rica (Tel: +506 2548 0037; Fax: +506 2548 0035; Email: lpiedra@una.ac.cr; barriosyesenia@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Dra. Melissa Marín Cabrera, Fundación para la Gestión Ambiental Participativa, FUNGAP-Grupo Antigua, 1350-99 San Sebastián, San José, Costa Rica (Tel: +506 280 6609; Fax: +506 573 5603; Email: mmarincr@gmail.com)

COTE D'IVOIRE  - Government Focal Point - Madame Elvire Joëlle Zouzou, Directrice de la Faune, Ministère des Eaux et Forêts, BPV 178, Abidjan 01, Cote D’Ivoire (Tel: +225 2021 3867, Fax: +225 2021 0990, Email: elvzouz.yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Mathieu Engnankou Wadja, Président SOS-Forêts, 22 BP 918, Abidjan 22, Cote D’Ivoire (Tel: +225 0776 9202, Fax: +225 2021 0990; Email: sosforets@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Hilaire Beibro, Président, Société pour la Conservation de la Nature en Côte d’Ivoire (SCNCI), 22 BP 368, Abidjan 22, Cote D’Ivoire (Tel: +225 0763 4265; Fax: +225 2021 0990; Email: hyaokokore@hotmail.com)

CROATIA

CUBA - Government Focal Point - MSc. Mario Abó Balanza, Centro de Información, Gestión y Educación Ambiental, Calle 18 e/41 y 47. Reparto Kholy. Playa, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba (Tel: +537 214 4250; Fax: +537 204 9031; Email: marina@citma.cu)

NGO Focal Point - Sr. Angel Valdez Mujica, PRONATURALEZA, Inmoviliaria HIDI e/ Desamparado y Dama, Ciudad Habana, Cuban (Tel: +537 860 2655; Email: pro_naturaleza@gte-bh.cu)

CYPRUS Government Focal Point - Ms Elena Stylianopoulou, Environment Officer "A", Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment, 1498, Nicosia, Cyprus (Tel: +357 22 408 929; Fax: +357 22 774 945; Email: estylianopoulou@environment.moa.gov.cy)

CZECH REPUBLIC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Government Focal Point - M. Malutshi Louis Lungu, Chef de Bureau, Direction des Ressources en Eau, Ministère de l'Environnement, Avenue Pumbu no 35, Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Tel: +222 529 2023; 222 231 7456 ; Fax: +222 529 2023; Email: Lungu_louis@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Marie José Mfiri , Secrétaire permanent, Fédération des femmes protestantes, 78 Av. de la Justice, Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Tel: +243 999 909 286; email : josemfiri@yahoo.fr)

DENMARK - Government Focal Point - Ms Inge Thaulow, Special Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Environmental Agency, PO Box 1614, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland, Denmark (Tel +45 328 338 52; Fax: +45 306 900 47; Email: inth@mail.ghsdk.dk; Inth@gh.gl)

NGO Focal Point - Mr. Knud Flensted, Conservation Officer, Danish Ornithological Society, Vesterbrogade 140, 1620 København V, Denmark (Tel: +45 33 31 44 04, Fax +45 33 31 24 35; Email: Knud.Flensted@dof.dk)

DJIBOUTI

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC- Government Focal Point - Lic. Ramona Checo, Viceministerio de Información Ambiental, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Avenida Luperón, Esquina Calletano Germosén, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Tel: +1 809 807 1116; Fax: +1 809 567 4300; Email: ramona.checo@ambiente.gob.do) 

NGO Focal Point - Lic. Yvonne Arias, Grupo Jaragua, inc., Calle El Vergel No. 33, Ensanche el Vergel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Tel: +809 472 1036; Fax: +809 412 1667; Email: yvonne.arias2@gmail.com;  jaragua@tricom.net)

ECUADOR - Government Focal Point - Dra Olga Quevedo, Directora de Implementación de Políticas del Capital Natural, Subsecretaría de Gestión Ambiental Costera, Ministerio del Ambiente, Av. Francisco de Orellana y Justino Cornejo, Edif. Gobierno del Litoral - Piso 8, Guayaquil, Ecuador (Tel: +593 4 2683 995; Fax: +593 4 684 576; Email: oquevedo70@yahoo.com; oquevedo@ambientegye.gov.ec)

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EGYPT - Government Focal Point - Mr Adel Soliman, Information Technology & Public Awareness Officer, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, 30 Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Rd., PO Box 11728 Maadi, Cairo, Egypt (Tel: +20 2 524 8792; Fax 1: +20 2 527 1391; Email: adelnbu@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Gabriel Mikhail, CEPA Expert, 13 Road 9, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt (Tel : +202 380 6527; Fax: +202 380 6527; Email: helpdesk@egyptcd.com)

EL SALVADOR

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

ESTONIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Maris Kivistik, Environmental Board, Karja 17a, 65608 Võru, Estonia (Email: Maris.Kivistik@keskkonnaamet.ee)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Marika Kose, Estonian Wetland Society, Häädemeeste vald Pärnumaa 86001 Estonia (Email: marika.kose@mail.ee)

FIJI - Government Focal Point -Mrs Sarah Joseph Tawaka, Department of Environment, PO Box 2109, Government Building, Suva, Fiji (Tel: +679 3311 699; Fax: +679 3312 879; Email: sarah.joseph@govnet.gov.fj; sarahjdaisy@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Nunia Thomas, Conservation Coordinator, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti,  14 Hamilton - Beattie Road, Domain, Suva, Fiji (Tel: +679 338 3189; Fax: +679 338 1818; Email: nuniat@naturefiji.org; www.naturefiji.org)

FINLAND - Government Focal Point - Ms Sari Airas, Senior Advisor, Metsähallitus, Ostrobothnia, Nature Heritage Services, Jukupolku 5, 85100 Kalajoki, Finland (Tel: +358 205 64 100; Email: sari.airas@metsa.fi)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Hannele Ahponen, Project Coordinator, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Kotkankatu 9, 00510 Helsinki, Finland ( Tel: +358 9 228 081(HQ); +358 50 5323 219; Email: hannele.ahponen@sll.fi)

FRANCE - Government Focal Point - M. Emmanuel Thiry, Chargé de mission zones humides et convention de Ramsar, Bureau des milieux aquatiques, S.D. espaces naturels, DG aménagement, logement, nature – MEDDTL, Arche de la Défense, Paroi Sud, 7ème étage, Bureau 40, 92055 La Défense Cedex, France
(Tel: +33 140 81 31 30; Email: emmanuel.thiry@developpement-durable.gouv.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Grégoire Macqueron, Chargé de mission Zones humides, Revue Zones Humides Infos SNPN, Groupe Zones Humides, 9, rue Cels, 75014 Paris, France (Tel: +33 143 20 15 39; Fax: +33 143 20 15 71; Email: zhi-gzh@snpn.fr; snpn@wanadoo.fr)

GABON- Government Focal Point - M. Landry Ngala, Chargé d'études, Direction de l'Environnement et de la Nature, BP 3903, Libreville, Gabon (Tel: +241 06 53 98 70; Email: ngalalandry@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Constant Allogho, Responsable, Centre d'Action pour le Développement Durable et l'Environnement (CADDE), BP 12 368 , Libreville, Gabon (Tel: +241 07 35 20 74; Email: allogoba@yahoo.fr; cadde@yahoo.fr)

GAMBIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Lamin Drammeh, Department of Parks and Wildlife Management, c/o Department of State for Forestry and Environment, Abuko Nature Reserve, Serrekunda, Gambia (Tel: +220 473 6972; Fax: +220 772 1345; Email: ldrammeh2006@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Babucarr Mbye, Executive Director, Stay Green Foundation, PMB 113, Banjul, Gambia (Tel: +220 994 6991; Fax: +220 774 8234; Email: staygreenthegambia@yahoo.co.uk)

GEORGIA - Government Focal Point -

NGO Focal Point - Mr Levan Butkhuzi, Programme Coordinator, NACRES- Centre for Biodiversity Conservation and Research, 1, Ilia Chavchavadze Ave., 0115 Tbilisi, Georgia (Tel: +995 32 253 71 25, Fax: +995 32 253323, Email: striped.hyena@nacres.org)

GERMANY - Government Focal Point - Mr Karl-Heinz Erdmann, Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Konstantinstr 110, 53179 Bonn, Germany (Tel: +49 228 8491 1740; Fax: +49 22 305 4458, Email: Karl-Heinz.Erdmann@bfn.de)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Stefan Stübing, Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 4a, 48157 Münster, Germany (Tel: +49 175 4026540; Fax: +49 6008 918 465; Email: stefan.stuebing@gmx.de; stefan.stuebing@dda-web.de)

GHANA - Government Focal Point - Mr Charles C. Amankwah, Wildlife Division (Forestry Commission), P. O. Box M.239, Accra, Ghana (Tel: +233 21 401 210/227, Fax: +233 21 401 233, Email: ccamankwah [at] yahoo.com; ccamankwa [at] gmail.com )

NGO Focal Point - Mr Patrick Cofie, Ghana Wildlife Society, PO Box 13252, Accra, Ghana (Tel: +233 21 670 610, Fax: +233 21 665 197, Email: patrickcofie [at] yahoo.com)

GREECE - Government Focal Point -

NGO Focal Point - Ms Maria Katsakiori, Public Awareness and Education Officer, Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre - EKBY, Goulandris Natural History Museum, 14th Kilometre Thessaloniki - Mihaniona, 57001 Thermi, Greece (Tel: +30 31 473 432; Fax: +30 31 471 795; Email: mariak@ekby.gr)

GUATEMALA - Government Focal Point - Sra. Azucena Caremina Barrios Orozco, Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas, CONAP, 5ta calle 6-06 zona 1 Edificio IPM 5to nivel, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala (Tel: +502 2422 6707; Fax: +502 2253 4141; Email: acaremina@conap.gob.gt; eyfomento@conap.gob.gt)

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GUINEA - Government Focal Point - Monsieur Bakary Keita, Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts, Direction Nationale des Eaux et Forêts, Ministère de l'Environnement, B.P. 624, Conakry, Guinea (Tel: +224 60 30 03 72; Email: bakeita2002@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Ibrahima Sory Conte, ONG Guinée-Ecologie, Bati. 210, Rue D1 501 Dixinn, BP 3266, Conakry, Guinea (Tel: +224 62 51 46 14)

GUINEA-BISSAU

HONDURAS - Government Focal Point - Ing. Kessel Rosales, Dirección de Gestión Ambiental DGA, Col. Tepeyac, Avenida Juan Manuel Galves, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Tel: +504 2235 9823; Fax: +504 2235 9792; Email : serna_dga@yahoo.es)

NGO Focal Point - Sr. Juán Carlos Carrasco, Director ejecutivo de la Red Ecologista Hondureña de Desarrollo Sostenible (REHDES), Apartado postal 832 La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras (Tel: +504 440 0385/ 946-9995, Fax: +504 442-2673, Email: jc_navas@yahoo.com; jccarrasco@rehdes.org)

HUNGARY - Government Focal Point - Mr Botond Bakó, Department for Nature Conservation, Ministry of Rural Development, Kossuth Lajos tér 11, 1055 Budapest, Hungary (Tel: +36 1 795 2426; Fax: +36 1 795 0080; Email: zoltan.botond.bako@vm.gov.hu)

NGO Focal Point - Mr László Musicz, Által-ér Association, Erzsébet királyné tér 13, 2890 Tata, Hungary (Tel/Fax: +36 34 588 620, Fax: +36 34 383393, Email: fabalis@gmail.com)

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NGO Focal Point - Dr P. A. Azeez, Director, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, Anaikatty P.O. Coimbatore 641 108, India (Tel: +91 422 265 7086; Fax: +91 422 265 7086; Email: salimali@vsnl.com)

INDONESIA - Government Focal Point - Dr. Ir. Novianto Bambang Wawandono, Director, Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation, Directorate General Forest Protection & Nature Conservation, Manggala Wanabakti Building, Block VII/7th Floor, JL. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta 10270, Indonesia (Tel: +62 21 572 0227; Email: n.bambang_w@yahoo.com; nandpri@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Nyoman Suryadiputra, Program Director, Wetlands International-Indonesia Program, Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 53, Bogor 16161, West Java, Indonesia (Tel: +62 251 831 2189; Fax: +62 251 832 5775; Email: nyoman@wetlands.or.id)           

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF - Government Focal Point - Mr Arezu Ashrafizadeh, Wetlands Expert, Natural Environment and Biodiversity Section, Department of the Environment, Pardisan Eco-Park, Shahid Hemmat Highway, PO Box 5181, Tehran 15875, Iran (Tel: 21 8823 3241; Fax : +98 21 8826 9913; Email: a_ashrafizadeh@yahoo.com)

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IRAQ - Government Focal Point - Mr Tahseen Ali Mohammed Reem Naeem Abdalnabi, Center for Restoration of Iraqi Marshes and wetlands (CRIM), Ministry of Water Resources, Al-Nidhal Street, Baghdad, Iraq (Email: ramcepa.iq12@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Jassim Mohammed Al-Asadi, Director,  Chybaish Office, Nature Iraq, Chibayish-City Center Road, Thi-Qar-Chybaish, Iraq  (Tel: +964 780 531 4413; Email: Alasadi_jm2005@yahoo.com; jassim.alasadi@natureiraq.org )

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NGO Focal Point - Ms Karin Dubsky, Coastwatch Europe Network, International Coordination, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland (Tel: + 353 1 896 2599, Fax: + 353 55 25842, Email: kdubsky@coastwatch.org)

ISRAEL - Government Focal Point - Ms Tammy Keren-Rotem, Director, Environmental Education Programme, Nature and Parks Authority, 3 Am Ve'Olamo St, Givat Shaul, 95463 Jerusalem, Israel (Tel: +972 2 500 5400; Fax: +972 2 652 9232; Email: tammyk@npa.org.il)

NGO Focal Point - Mrs Orit Skutelsky, Coordinator of Water and Streams, Environmental Protection Division,  Society for the Protection of Nature, 2 Hanegev St., Tel Aviv 66186, Israel (Tel: +972 3 638 8744; Fax: +972 3 6390580; Email: orit.skutel@gmail.com) 

ITALY - Government Focal Point - Dr Aldo Cosentino, Direttore General, Direzione per la Protezione della Natura, Ministero dell'Ambiente, Via C. Bavastro, 174, 00154 Rome, Italy (Tel: +39 06 5722 8510, Fax : +39 06 5722 8390; Email: dpn-dg@minambiente.it; dpn-div6@minambiente.it)

JAMAICA - Government Focal Point - Ms Natalie Fearon, Manager, Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch, National Environment and Planning Agency, 10 & 11 Caledonia Avenue Kingston 5, Jamaica (Tel: +876754 7540 ext. 2430; +876754 7575; Fax: +876 754 7596; Email: nfearon@nepa.gov.jm)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Ingrid Parchment, Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation, PO Box 33, Lionel Town, Clarendon, Jamaica (Tel: +1 876 986 3327; Email: iparchment@yahoo.com)

JAPAN - Government Focal Point - Ms Makiko Yanagiya, Section Chief, Wildlife Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan (Tel: +81 3 5521 8344; Fax: +81 3 3581 7090; +81 3 3504 2175; Email: makiko_yanagiya@env.go.jp) 

NGO Focal Point - Ms Miki Sasaki, Executive Director, Wetlands International Japan, 6F NCC Ningyocho Building, 3-7-3 Ningyo-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0013, Japan (Tel: +81 3 5614 2150, Fax: +81 3 6806 4187; Email: Miki_Sasaki@wi-japan.org; info@wi-japan.org)

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NGO Focal Point - Mr. Nasha't Hamidan, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, P.O. Box 1215 - Jubaiha, Amman, Jordan (Email: nashat@rscn.org.jo)

KAZAKHSTAN - Government Focal Point - Mr Khairbek Musabaev, Voce Chairman, Committee on Forestry and Hunting Management, House of Ministries Entrance No 5, Orenburgskaya str., 010000 Astana City, Republic of Kazakhstan (Tel: +77172 7428 35; Email: mussabayev@minagri.kz; cites@minagri.kz)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Sergey Sklyarenko, National IBA Program Coordinator, Association of Biodiversity Safety, Al-Farabi str. 93, 05060 Almaty, Kazakhstan (Tel: +7272 20 38 77; Email: sergey.sklyarenko@acbk.kz)

KENYA - Government Focal Point - Ms Jane Macharia,Research Scientist, National Museums Kenya, Wetlands and Marine Department, PO Box 40658-00100, Nairobi, Kenya (Tel/Fax: +254722473410; Email: jmwihaki2000 [at] yahoo.com; wetlands@kws.org,)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Michael Gachanja, Director, East African Wildlife Society, PO Box 20110, Riara Road, off Ngong Road, Kilimani, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Tel: +254 20 574 145; Email: gachanja [at] eawildlife.org; info [at] eawildlife.org)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - Government Focal Point - Ms Nazgul Turdumatova, Chief specialist, State Agency on Environment & Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, 228 Toktogula str., Bishkek 720001, Kyrgystan (Tel: +996 312 564 195; Email: sheraly@mail.ru)

Lao PDR - Government Focal Point - Ms Chithanom Ounsida, Head, Environmental Promotion Division Department of Environment – WREA, Prime Minister's Office, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic (Tel: +856 21 218 712; Fax +856 21 218 712; Email : chithanom@hotmail.com; doe@wrea.gov.la)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Banethom Thepsombath, Program Officer (MEAs), IUCN Lao PDR, PO Box 4340, 082/01 Fa Ngum Road, Ban Watt Chan, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic (Tel: +856 21 216 401; Fax +856 21 216 127; Email: banethom.thepsombath@iucn.org)

LATVIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Skaidriite Ruskule, Latvian Nature Museum, K. Barona 4, LV-1712 Riga, Latvia (Tel: +371 673 56023, Fax: +371 67 603100, Email: ramsare@dabasmuzejs.gov.lv; Skaidrite.ruskule@dabasmuzejs.gov.lv)

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LESOTHO - Government Focal Point - Mr Molefe Mokhata, Wetlands Unit, Department of Water Affairs, Ministry of Natural Resources, PO Box 772, Maseru 100, Lesotho (Tel/Fax: 266 22 312 383; +266 22 315 849; Email: mokhatla@dwa.gov.ls )

NGO Focal Point -  National Coordinator, Participatory Ecological Land & Use Management, (PELUM), P.O. Box 0523, Maseru West 105, Lesotho (Tel: +266 223 14 142; Email: )

LIBERIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Eunice N. Dagbe, Environmental Protection Agency, PO Box 4024, 4th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia (Tel: +231 6 523 797; Email: dagbeeunice [at] yahoo.com envoutreach [at] yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Michael F. Garbo, Society for the Conservation of Nature for Liberia (SCNL),Monrovia Zoo, Lakpazee, SCNL Box 2628, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia (Tel: +231 657 2377; Email: formicgar@yahoo.com)

LIBYA - Government Focal Point - Mr Mohamed Abubaker Abuzanin,Researcher, Protected Areas Section, Natural Conservation Department, Environment General Authority, PO Box 83618 Tripoli, Algehran, Tripoli, Libya (Tel: +218 21 487 3764; Fax 1: +218 21 487 2160; Email: abuzenine [at] yahoo.com)

Government Focal Point - Mr Mohamed O. Saeed, Environment General Authority, Elbaida, Libya,(Email: Mohamed.elbarassi [at] hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Othman Mukhtar Al Amin Mohamed, Friends of the Desert Environment, Protection of Monuments and Wildlife Society, Sabha, Libya (Tel: +218 923 349 868; othman860 [at] yahoo.com

LIECHTENSTEIN - Government Focal Point - Mr  Roland Jehle, National Office for Forests, Nature & Land Management, Ressort Umwelt, Raum, Land- und Waldwirtschaft, Dr. Grass-Strasse 10 FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein (Tel: +423 236 6405; Fax:+423 236 6411; Email: Roland.Jehle@awnl.llv.li )

LITHUANIA

LUXEMBOURG- Government Focal Point - Mme Sandra Cellina, Biologiste diplômée, Ministère de l'Environnement Protection Nature et Paysages, 18 Montée de la Pétrusse, L-2918 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Tel: +352 2478 6820; Fax: +352 2478 6835; Email: Sandra.Cellina@mev.etat.lu)

MADAGASCAR - Government Focal Point - Mr Mamy Andrianarivelo-Razafy, Chef de Service, Service de la Conservation de la Biodiversité, Direction Générale des Eaux et Forêts, BP 243, Nanisana 101, Antananarivo, Madagascar (Tel: +261 34 05 620 47; Email: mamyrazafy.andrianarivelo@meeft.gov.mg; sapm.dgeef@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - M. Lala Jean Rakotoniaina, Responsable Conservation Communautaire, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, BP 8511, Lot II Y 49 J Ampasanimalo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar (Tel: +261 20 22 357 48; Fax: +261 20 22 357 48; Email: lalajean@durrell.org)

MALAWI - Government Focal Point - Mr Ramosh M. Jiah, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Ministry of Information and Tourism, PO Box 30131, Lilongwe 3, Malawi (Tel: +265 1 759 831; Fax: +265 1 759 832; Email: ramosh@wildlifemw.net; dpw@wildlifemw.net)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Samuel Kamoto, Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), Private Bag 578, Limbe, Malawi (Tel: +265 1643 502/428; Fax: +265 1 643 765; Email: samkamoto@africa-online.net; wesm-nrm@africa-online.net)

MALAYSIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Ravikumar Suppiah, Principal Asst. Secretary, Conservation and Environmental Management Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment,Level 6, Wisma Sumber Asli 25, Precinct 4, Persiaran Perdana, Federal Government Admin.Centre, 62574 Putrajaya, Malaysia (Tel: +603 8886 1135;Fax: +603 8888 4473; Email: ravikumar@nre.gov.my)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Clifford Clement, Executive Director, Malaysian Nature Society, JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Tel: +603 22879422, Fax: +603 22878773, Email:  director@mns.org.my)

MALI - Government Focal Point - M. Amidou Traore, Chef, Section Conventions Internationales et Mesures juridiques STP/CIGQE, BP 2357, Rue 311, Porte 328, Bamako, Mali (Tel : +223 223 10 74, Fax : +223 223 58 67, Email: amtraore22@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Moriba Nomoko, Association Malienne Pour la Conservation de la Faune et de L'Environment "AMCFE", B.P.2921 - Bamako, Mali (Tel: +223 23 51 79, Fax: +223 23 33 80, Email: amcfe@afribone.net.ml)

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MARSHALL ISLANDS - Government Focal Point - Mr Julian Alik, Chief Environmental Education & Information Officer, Marshall Islands Environment Protection Authority, PO Box 1322, Majuro 96960, Marshall Islands (Tel: +692 625 3035; Fax: +692 625 5202; Email:  julianalik@ntamar.net)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Albon Ishoda, Executive Director, Marshall Islands Conservation Society, PO Box 649Majuro 96960, Marshall Islands (Tel: +692 625 6427; Email: taishoda@gmail.com)


MAURITANIA - Government Focal Point - M. Abdallahi Magrega, Chargée de programme assurant le suivi de la Convention Ramsar, Ministère du Développement Rural et de l'Environnement, Parc National du Diawling, BP 3935, Nouakchott, Mauritanie (Tel: +222 600 4536, Email: abdallhimag@yahoo.fr; abmag@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - M. Mohamed Lafdal Chah, Président de l'ONG OMDD, Organisation Mauritanienne pour le Dévéloppement Durable, BP 16 66 Nouakchott, Mauritania (Tel: +222 529 2023; 222 231 7456 ; Fax: +222 529 2023 ; Email: omdd@omdd.mr; omdd_21@yahoo.com)

MAURITIUS - Government Focal Point - Mr Vineshwar Gopal, National Parks & Conservation Service, Ministry of Agro Industry and Fisheries, Floreal, Réduit, Mauritius (Tel: +230 4016, ext. 107; Fax: +230 466 0453; Email: svsgopal@gmail.com)

Government Focal Point - Miss Houshna Naujeer, National Parks & Conservation Service, Ministry of Agro Industry and Fisheries, Floreal, Réduit, Mauritius (Tel: +230 4016, ext. 107; Fax: +230 466 0453; Email: naujeerhb@gmail.com)

MEXICO - Government Focal Point -Sr. Salvador Morelos Ochoa, Coordinador General, CECADESU / SEMARNAT, Progreso #3, 1° piso, Col. Del. Carmen Coyoacán, CP 04110 Mexico DF, Mexico (Tel: +52 55 5658 3380x15572; Fax: +52 55 5658 3381; Email: salvador.morelos@semarnat.gob.mx; cecadesu@semarnat.gob.mx)

NGO Focal Point - Sr. Arturo García Lozano, Cuerpos de Conservación Guanajuato, A.C., Calle Alhóndigas 68 int.1, Col. San Javier, C.P. 36020, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico (Tel: +52 473 732 35 15, Email: ccgtoac@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Ann Snook, Amigos del manatí, A.C, Calle Guerreo #410, Entre Tlaxcala y Tamaulipas. Calderitas, Quintana Roo, México CP 77900 (Tel: +52 983 834 2336; Email: asnook06@msn.com; amigosdelmanatiac@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - David Ocampo Peraza, Consejo Ecológico de Mazatlán, A.C., CEMAZ, Bugambilias 202 Fracc. Jacarandas Mazatlán Sin, Mexico (Tel: +52 669 9 84 48 07; Email: dop_00@yahoo.com.mx)

NGO Focal Point - Sergio D. Jiménez Lezama, Organización Vida Silvestre, A.C., Av. Ricardo Margain núm. 440, Col. Valle del Campestre. C.P. 66265 Garza, García, Nuevo León, México (Tel: +52 81 88 63 13 27 /12 60; Email: mmedrano@ovis.org.mx)

MONACO  - Government Focal Point - Mr Jérémie Carles, Chef de Section’ Direction de l'Environnement, 3, avenue de Fontvieille, 98000 Monaco, Monaco (Tel: +377 98 98 81 79; Fax: +377 92 05 28 91, Email: jcarles@gouv.mc; environnement@gouv.mc)

MONGOLIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Dorjgurkhem Batbold, Director, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Government Bldg - 2,  United Nations Street 5/2, Ulaanbaatar – 210646, Mongolia (Tel: +976 51 26 61 97; Fax : +976 11 321 401/ +976 11 26 62 86;
Email: dbatbold@mne.gov.mn; batbodo@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Khulan Munkh-Erdene, Communication Manager, WWF Mongolia Programme Office, Amar Street-4, SBD-8, PO Box 115, PO-20a, Ulaanbaatar 210620a, Mongolia (Tel: +976 11 311 659; Fax: +976 11 310 237; Email: khulan@wwf.panda.org; batnasan_n@yahoo.com)

MONTENEGRO

MOROCCO - Government Focal Point - M. Abdelaziz El Edrissi Essougrati, Responsable, Centre Marocain pour les Zones Humides, H.C. aux Eaux et Forêts et la Lutte contre la Désertification, Parc Zoologique National de Témara, BP 4142, 1200 Témara, Morocco (Telephone: +212 63 35 60 22; Email: elidrissiaz@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Professor Mohammed Aziz El Agbani, GREPOM, Centre d'Etude des Migrations d'Oiseaux, Institut Scientifique, Av. Ibn Battouta, B.P. 703, 10106 Rabat-Chellah, Morocco (Tel: +212 37 77 45 48/9, Fax: +212 37 77 45 50; Email: elagbani@israbat.ac.ma)

MOZAMBIQUE -  Government Focal Point -  Mr Leonel Amisse, Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Av. Acordos de Lusaka 2115, C.P. 2020, Maputo, Mozambique (Tel: +258 84 485 3990; Email: ledamisse [at] hotmail.com)

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MYANMAR - Government Focal Point - U Maung Maung Than, Director, Training & Research Development Division, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Building 39, Forest Department, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (Tel: +95 67 405 395; Fax: +95 67 405 112: Email: maungmaungthan@gmail.com; trdd.fd@gmail.com) 

NGO Focal Point: Mr Zau Lunn, Executive Committee Member, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA), 145 (B), Thirimingalar Lane, Pyay Road, Mayangone Township Yangon, Myanmar (Tel: +95 95 182 841; Email: zaulunn@gmail.com; banca@yangon.net.mm)

NAMIBIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Frans Munkhata Kamenye, Subdivision: Research & Planning, Directorate of Scientific Services, Ministry of Environment & Tourism, P/Bag 13306, Windhoek 9000, Namibia (Tel: +264 61 284 2700; Fax: +264 61 240 339; Email: fkamenye@live.com; fkamenye@mweb.com.na)

NGO Focal Point -Ms Shirley Bethune, Polytechnic of Namibia, Private Bag 13388, Windhoek, Namibia (Tel: +264 61 207 2690, Fax : +264 61 207 2143, Email: bethune@iway.na; sbethune@polytechnic.edu.na)

NEPAL - Government Focal Point - Dr Maheshwar Dhakal, Ecologist, Dept. of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, PO Box 860, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal (Tel: +977 1 422 0850; Fax : +977 1 422 0912/7675; Email: maheshwar.dhakal@gmail.com; mdhakal2003@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point -  Dr Yam Bahadur Malla, Country Representative, IUCN Nepal, PO Box 3923, Bakhundole, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal (Tel: +977 1 552 8781; Email: yam.malla@iucn.org)

NETHERLANDS - Government Focal Point - Ms Anja Pel-Roest, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality, Department of Nature,Postbus 20401,2500 EK The Hague, Netherlands (Tel: +3170 378 5490; Email: A.J.Pel@mineleni.nl) 

NGO Focal Point - Mr Luc Hoogenstein, Senior Wetlands Coordinator, Wetlands Vogelbescherming Nederland, PO Box 925, NL-3700 AX Zeist, Netherlands (Tel: +31 30 69 37 773, Fax: +31 30 691 8844; Email: Luc.Hoogenstein@vogelbescherming.nl)

NEW ZEALAND - Government Focal Point - Ms Jan Simmons, Community Relations Officer, Waikato Conservancy Office, Department of Conservation, Private Bag 3072, Hamilton, New Zealand (Tel: +64 7 838 3363, Fax: +64 7 838 1004, Email: jsimmons@doc.govt.nz)

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NICARAGUA - Government Focal Point - Licda. Aura M. Izquierdo Munguía, Coordinadora Nacional del Corredor Biológica Mesoamericano, Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Km. 12 1/2 Carretera Norte, Aptdo. No. 1501, Managua, Nicaragua (Tel: +505 263 2083; Fax: +505 263 2618; Email: auramireya@yahoo.com; mireyaizquierdo@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Sra. Karla Espinoza Hernández, Asociación Ambientalista Audubon de Nicaragua (ASAAN), Apdo: AP SV-82, Managua, Nicaragua (Tel/Fax: +505 22443239; Email: audubondenicaragua@turbonett.com.ni )

NIGER - Government Focal Point - Cdt. Ali Laouel Abagana, Directeur Adjoint, Direction de la Faune, de la Chasse et des Aires Protégées, Ministère de l'Environnement/LCD, BP 578, Niamey, Niger (Tel: +227 90 39 02 76; Email: aliabagana@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - M. Abdou Elhadj Mamane, Alliance Niger Nature - ANN, BP 721, Niamey, Niger (Tel: +227 9687 8198; Fax 1: +227 9687 8198; Email: abdou_em@yahoo.fr)

NIGERIA - Government Focal Point - Mrs Esther Okunade, Assistant Chief Forest Officer, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, 393/394 Augustus Aikhomu Way, Utako District, Abuja Federal, Nigeria (Tel: +234 803 613 0992; Fax: +234 093 144 551; Email: okunadeef@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Professor Emmanuel Obot, Executive Director, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki Peninsular (opposite Chevron), Lagos, Nigeria (Tel: +234 1 264 2498/ +234 8023312420/ +235 1 8739160; Fax: +234 1 264 2497; Email: emmanuel.obot@ncfnigeria.org)

NORWAY - Government Focal Point - Ms Maja Stade Aaronaes, Adviser, Norwegian Environment Agency, P.O. Box 6672 Sluppen, NO-7485 Trondheim, Norway (Tel: +47 73 580 500 / 662; Fax: +47 73 580 501;  Email: msa [at] miljodir.no)

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PAKISTAN - Government Focal Point - Mr Mian Mohammed Shafiq, Asstt. Secretary, Pakistan Forest Institute, University Town, Peshawar, Pakistan (Email: mmshafiq1@yahoo.com; pfigis@brain.net.pk)  

NGO Focal Point - Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, Coordinator, Awareness Raising Programme, Pakistan Wetlands Programme, House No. 62, St. No. 25, Sector F-10/1 , Islamabad, Pakistan (Tel: +92 51 287 9245-9; Fax: +92 51 287 9267; Email: maurangzeb@wwf.org.pk)

PALAU - Government Focal Point - Ms Pua Michael, Head of Forestry, Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism, P.O. Box 460, Koror 96940, Palau (Fax: +680 544 5090; Tel: +680 544 5804; Email: pmichael@palaugov.net; palauforestry@palaunet.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Yalap P. Yalap, Education Coordinator, Palau Conservation Society, PO Box 1811, Bai ra Maibrel, Madalaii, Koror 96940, Palau (Tel: +680 488 3993; Fax: +680 488 3990; Email: Yyalap@palauconservation.org; ypyalap@hotmail.com)

PANAMA - Government Focal Point - Lic. Rita Orozco, Directora, Fomento de la Cultura Ambiental, Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM), Apartado 0843-00793, Panama (Tel: +507 500 0855; Email: rorozco@anam.gob.pa)

NGO Focal Point - Sra. Rosabel Miró R, Directora Ejecutiva, Sociedad Audubon de Panamá, Apartado 0843-03076, Ciudad de Panamá, Panama (Tel: +507 843 03076; Fax: +507 232 5977; Email: info@panamaaudubon.org; rosabelmiro@mac.com)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Government Focal Point - Mr Robert Rage, Manager, Media & Public Relations, Department of Environment and Conservation, PO Box 6601, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea (Tel: +675 301 4500; Fax: +675 325 0182; Email: ragerobert [at] yahoo.com.au) 

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PERU - Government Focal Point - Blga. Karina Ramírez Cuadros, Dirección General Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre, Ministerio de Agricultura, Calle 17 #355, Urb. El Palomar, Corpac, San Isidro, Lima 27, Perú (Tel: +51 1 2259809, Fax: +51 1 2259809, Email: eramirez@minag.gob.pe; kramirezc@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Ing. Antonio Tovar Narvaez, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Centro deatos para la Conservación, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Apartado 12-056, Lima 12, Perú (Tel: +51 1 349 6102, Fax: +51 1 349 6102, Email: latn@lamolina.edu.pe)

PHILIPPINES - Government Focal Point - Mr Nelson Castillo, Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau - DENR, NAPWNC Compound, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines (Tel: +632 924 6031-35; Fax: +632 925 8948/924 0109; Email: kr123@pldtdsl.net)

NGO Focal Point - Ms. Amy Lecciones, President, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands Inc., Unit 208, Grand Emerald Tower, F. Ortigas St., corner Garnet St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600, Philippines (Tel/Fax: +63 2 637 2409, Email: amy_lecciones@yahoo.com; amyml@psdn.org.ph; wetlands@psdn.org.ph)

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PORTUGAL

REPUBLIC OF KOREA - Government Focal Point - Ms Hyunju Lee, Ministry of Environment, 1-12, Younduk B.D 5F, Byulyangdong, Gwacheon city, Gyeong Gi  Province, Republic of Korea  (Tel:  +82-2-509-7966; Fax: +82-2-509-7965; Email: baikalteal@empal.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Ma Yong-un, Director, Wetland Center, Korea Federation for Environmental Movements, 251 Nuha-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, (Tel: +82-2-735-7000; Fax: +82-2-730-1240; Email: ma@kfem.or.kr; wetland@kfem.or.kr)

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NGO Focal Point - Dr Ilya Trombitski, Executive Director , Eco-TIRAS International Environmental Association of River Keepers , Str. Teatrala 11A , Chisinau 2012 Moldova (Tel./Fax: +373 22 225615, 550953, Email: ilyatrom@mail.ru; )

ROMANIA

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

NGO Focal Point - Ms Irina Kamennova, Technical Programme Officer, Wetlands International - Russia Programme, P.O.Box 3, WWF-RPO, Moscow 109240, Russian Federation (Tel: +7 095 727 0939, Fax: +7 095 727 0938; Email: ikamennova@wwf.ru)

RWANDA - Government Focal Point - Mrs Rachael Tusabe, Rwanda  Environment Management Authority, PO Box 7436, Kacyiru, Kigali,  Rwanda (Tel: +250 551 00 053; Email: rtushabe@gmail.com) 

SAINT LUCIA - Government Focal Point -

SAMOA - Government Focal Point - Mr Lesaisaea Niualuga Evaimalo, Principal Terrestial Officer, Division of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, MNRE Private Bag, Apia, Samoa (Tel: +685 23800; Fax: +685 23176; niualuga.evaimalo@mnre.gov.ws)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Walter Vermullen, Matuaileoo Environment Trust Inc. (METI), METI, Private Bag, Apia, Samoa (Tel: +685 305 50; Email: walter@meti.ws)

SAO TOME and PRINCIPE - Government Focal Point - M. Teotónio de Menezes, Journaliste,Télévision saotoméenne, Direcçâo Geral de la Comunicaçâo Social, C.P. 112, São Tomé & Principe (Tel : +239 22 15 92 ; Fax : +239 90 91 50 ; Email: teotonio_menezes@yahoo.com.br)

NGO Focal Point -M. Luís Mário de Almeida, Président, Association "Monte Pico", ECOFAC, B.P.1023, Av. Kwame Nkrumah, São Tomé & Principe (Tel: +239 91 16 70, Fax: , E-mail:   )

SENEGAL - Government Focal Point - Capitaine Abdou Salam Kane, Conservateur des Parcs Nationaux et Chef, Division des Aires Marines Protégées et Zones Humides, s/c DPN - BP 5135, Dakar Fann, Senegal (Tel: +221 33 832 2309; Fax: +221 33 832 2311; Email: ak7salam@gmail.com; ak17salam@yahoo.fr; dpn@orange.sn) 

NGO Focal Point - Ms Fatima Sow, Coordinateur Médias et communication, Wetlands International - Africa Programme, Rue 111, Villa No 39, Zone B, Dakar, Senegal (Tel: +221 33 869 1092; Email: fsow@wetlands.sn; wetlands@orange.sn)

SERBIA - Government Focal Point  - Ms Natasha Panic, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, Department for Education and Publishing, Dr Ivana Ribara 91, 11 070 Novi Beograd, Serbia (Tel: +381 11 2093 801, Fax: + 381 11 2093 867, Email: natasa@zzps.rs)

SEYCHELLES - Government Focal Point  -Mr Jean-Claude Labrosse, Wetlands Coordinator, EEWS/CESD - Department of Environment, Ministry of Home Affairs, Environment, Transport and Energy, PO Box 1145, English River, Mahé, Seychelles (Tel: + 248 467 0400; Fax: + 248 467 0137; + 248 610 637; Email: j.labrosse@env.gov.sc)

SIERRA LEONE - Government Focal Point - Mr Edward P. Bendu, Head of Information, Environment Protection Department, Ministry of Lands, Country Planning & Environment, Youyi Building, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Tel: +232 7674 9024; Email: edwardpbendu@yahoo.co.uk)

NGO Focal Point - Sheikh Sowa, Project Coordinator, Wetlands International, The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, 18B Becklyn Drive, Off Wilkinson Road, Congo Cross, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Tel: +232 78 424 159; Email: sheikhsiddysowa [at] gmail.com) 

SLOVAKIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Jana Durkosová, Department of Nature and Landscape Protection, Ministry of Environment, Námestie l'Udovíta Stúra 1, 812 35 Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Tel: +421 2 5956 2211; Fax: +421 2 5956 2533; Email: jana.durkosova@enviro.gov.sk)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Milan Janák, Daphne Centre for Applied Ecology, Podunajská 24, 821 06 Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Tel:: +421 2 455 240 19, Fax: +421 2 456 402 01, Email: janak@daphne.sk)

SLOVENIA - Government Focal Point - Ms Minka Vicar, Senior Advisor for Education/Biology, ZAVOD RS ZA SOLSTVO, oe Ljubljana, Parmova 33, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Tel: +386 61 136 0169, Fax: +386 61 136 2247, e-mail: minka.vicar@guest.arnes.si)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Milan Vogrin, Society for Bird Research and Nature Protection (DPPVN), Zg Hajdina 83c, SI-2288 Hajdina, Slovenia (Tel: +386 41 699 268, Email: milan.vogrin@guest.arnes.si)

SOUTH AFRICA- Government Focal Point - Mr Stanley Tshikonelo Tshitwamulomoni, Assistant Director, Biodiversity Planning,Dept. of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001, South Africa (Tel: +27 12 310 3919; Fax : +27 12 320 2844; Email: stanleyt [at] deat.gov.za)

NGO Focal Point - Mr David Lindley, Project Manager: Mondi Welands Project, PO Box 338, Irene, 0062, South Africa (Tel: +27 12 667 6597, Fax: +27 12 667 6597, Email: lindley [at] wetland.org.za)

SPAIN - Government Focal Point -

NGO Focal Point - Sr Ramos Fernando, Rúa da praia, Nº 1, 2b, 15179, Santa Cruz, Oleiros, A Coruña,  Spain  (Tel:  +34 881 896 389; Email: fernando [at]ineco-ambiente.com)

SRI LANKA - Government Focal Point - Mr S.R.B. Dissanayake, Deputy Director (Research and Training), Department of Wildlife Conservation, No. 811/A Jayanthipura Road, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka (Tel: +94 11 287 1529 Sri Lanka;  Fax: +94 112 883355; Email: sarathdisa [at] gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Udaya Sirivardane, National Coordinator, Wetlands International, Committee Member, Ceylon Bird Club, 127, Nawala Road, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka (Tel: +94 11 276 9872; Fax: +94 11 236 8708; Email: jingo.webmail [at] yahoo.com)

SUDAN - - Government Focal Point - Ms Nadia Hassan Omer, Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, PO Box 10488, Khartoum, Sudan (Tel: +249 183 784 279; Fax: +249 183 787 617; Email: nadiahassan2004@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Prof. Muawia Hamid Shaddad, Sudan National Discourse Forum (SNDF), PO Box 114, Khartoum Centre, Sudan (Tel: +249 912 359317; Email: shaddadmhsh@yahoo.com)

SURINAME - Government Focal Point - Mr Ashok Pherai, Coordinator Education Section, Nature Conservation Division, Ministry of Physical Planning, Land and Forest Management, Cornelis Jongbawstr. 10, PO Box 436, Paramaribo, Suriname (Tel: +597 471 641; Fax: +597 422 555; Email: ashok63@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Frans Kasantaroeno, Director, Foundation for Nature Preservation in Suriname-Stinasu, Cornelis Jongbawstr. 10-14, PO Box 12252, Paramaribo, Suriname (Tel: +597 427 103; Fax: +597 421 850 (Email: stinasu@sr.net; frans_kasan@yahoo.com)

SWEDEN - Government Focal Point - Ms Jenny Lonnstad, Advisor, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Valhallavägen 195, 106 48 Stockholm, Sweden (Email:jenny.lonnstad [at] naturvardsverket.se)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Lennart Gladh, Baltic project coordinator, WWF-Sweden, Ulriksdals Slott S-170 81 Solna, Sweden (Tel: +46 8 624 74 00;  e-mail: lennart.gladh@wwf.se; Email: lennart.gladh [at] swipnet.se)

SWAZILAND  - Government Focal Point - Mr Bhekithemba Thusi; Swaziland National Trust Commission, P.O. Box 100, Lobamba H107, Swaziland (Tel: +268 2416 1489; Fax: +268 2416 1875; Email: neep [at] sntc.org.sz; bthusi2000 [at] yahoo.co.uk)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Zidumo Mkhatshwa, Community Forestry Network, PO Box 531, Manzini, Swaziland (Tel: +268 2473 6124; Fax: +268 7611 1780; e-mail: zbmmkhatsh [at] hotmail.com)

SWITZERLAND - Government Focal Point - Ms Sabine Herzog, Senior Scientific Advisor, Wildlife Management, Fisheries & Forest, Biodiversity Section, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, 3003 Bern, Switzerland (Tel: +41 31 323 03 40; Fax: +41 31 324 75 79; Email: sabine.herzog [at] bafu.admin.ch)


SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC - Government Focal Point - Mohamad Walid Issa, Ministry of Irrigation, PO Box 4451, Damascus, Syria (Email: mamoun-m@scs-net.org)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Mohamad Kayyal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, P.O. Box 3510, Damascus, Syria (Tel: +963 11 2218490, Fax: +963 11 3117730, Email: kayyalm@scs-net.org)

TAJIKISTAN - Government Focal Point - Dr/Ms Ada Tsoy, Main Specialist of State Inspection for Flora and Fauna and Special Protected Areas, PO Box 138, 734025 Dushanbe, Tajikistan, (Tel: +992 372 215520, Fax: +992 372 213332, Email: eco_tajik@rambler.ru)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Eldar Shafiyev, Chairman, Tajik Association for Forests and Wildlife Protection (IUCN), 140 N Karabayeva str., fl. 38, 734061 Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Tel: +992 372 317 424, Fax 1: +992 372 213 332, Email: eldar@tajik.net)

THAILAND - Government Focal Point - Ms Pataraporn Somanus, Official, Office of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Resources and Environment, 60/1, Soi Phibunwattana 7, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (Tel: +662 265 6636; Fax: +662 265 6638; Email: patasom99@hotmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Anuwat Nateewathana, The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Foundation, 63/3 Petchakasem Road, Tambol Omnoi, Amphoe Kratum Ban,Samut Sakorn 74130, Thailand (Email: anuwat007@gmail.com)

THE FYR OF MACEDONIA - Mr Pejo Kirovski, State Inspector, State Inspectorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Bul. Goce Delcev bb MTV XII, MK-1000 Skopje, The FYR of Macedonia (Tel: +389 2 3251 400; Fax: +389 2 3220 165; Email: p.kirovski@moepp.gov.mk)

NGO Focal Point - Professor Branko Micevski, President of the Bird Study and Protection Society of Macedonian, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Matematic-Skopje, Gazi Baba str. bb, P.O.Box 162,  Skopje 1000, The F.Y.R. of Macedonia (Tel: +389 2 3249614; Email: brankom@ukim.edu.mk)

TOGO - Government Focal Point - M. Kossiwavi Ogoua Abamy, Direction de la Faune et de la Chasse,B.P. 355, Lomé, Togo (Tel : +228 221 40 29; Email: maoagnes@yahoo.fr; direfaune@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Gabriel Hoinsoude Segniagbeto, ONG Agbozegue, BP 6057, Lomé, Togo (Tel: +228 223 46 314/ 900 99 659; Email: h_segniagbeto@yahoo.fr; agbozegue@yahoo.fr)

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Government Focal Point - Mr Gerard McVorran, Chairman, National Wetlands Committee, Ministry of Housing and the Environment, Long Circular Road, St. James, Port of Spain 1000, Trinidad and Tobago (Tel: +1 868 622 5214; Fax: +1 868 628 5503; Email: gerardtmcvorran@gmail.com; forestry@tstt.net.tt)

NGO Focal Point - Ms Molly Gaskin, President, The Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, 38 La Reine Townhouse, Flagstaff Hill, Long Circular Road, St James, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (Tel: +1 868 628 4145; Fax: +1 868 628 4145; Email: molly.gaskin@petrotrin.com; wildfowl.trust@petrotrin.com)

TUNISIA- Government Focal Point - Monsieur Md. Faouzi Khelil, Responsable de la Cellule des zones humides, Direction Générale des Forêts, Ministère de l'Agriculture, 30, rue Alain Savary, Belvedere, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia (Tel: +216 71 891 497; Fax: +216 71 283 727; Email: khelil_faouzil@yahoo.fr)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Moez Twihri, Membre, Association les Amis des Oiseaux, Faculté des Sciences, Tunis, Tunisia (Tel: +216 98 94 148)

TURKEY - Government Focal Point - Mr S. Serhan Cagirankaya, Wetlands Section, Wetlands Division, G.D. Nature Conservation & National Parks, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Sögütözü Caddesi No:14/E, 14. Kat B-Blok, Sogutozu, Ankara, Turkey (Tel: 90 312 2075907, Fax: +90 312 207 5959, Email: c.serhan@gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mrs Buket Bahar Divrak, Freshwater Programme Director, WWF Turkiye - Dogal Hayati Koruma Vakfi, Anafartalar Cad. No: 17 / 3, 06250 Ulus / Ankara, Turkey (Tel: +90 312 310 3303; Fax: +90 312 310 6642; Email :bdurmaz@wwf.org.tr)

TURKMENISTAN -  Government Focal Point - Ms Aknabat Potayeva, Head, Scientific Department, Kopetdag State Reserve, Ministry of Nature Protection, Settlement Bekreve, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Tel: +993 12 37 01 03; e-mail: durikov@mail.ru)

NGO Focal Point -  Mr Ata Eyeberdiyev, Chairman, Society of Falconers, Str. Amuderinskaya 4, apartment 37, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Tel: +993 12 23 47 27; Email: durikov@mail.ru)

UGANDA - Government Focal Point - Ms Regina Namakula, Communication Officer, Wetlands Management Department, Ministry of Water and Environment, PO Box 9629, Kampala, Uganda (Email: ceali22 [at] gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Douglas Lugumya, Chairman, Entebbe District Wildlife Association, PO Box 712, Entebbe, Uganda (Tel: +256 77 243 3024; e-mail: edwaug@yahoo.co.uk)

UKRAINE- Government Focal Point - Mr Igor Ivanenko, Deputy Head, State Agency for Protected Areas, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, 35, Uryts'kogo Str., UA-03035 Kyiv; Ukraine (Tel: +380 44 206 3119; Fax: +380 44 206 3119/ 3173; Email: ecoland [at] menr.gov.ua)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Bohdan Prots, Supervisor of Plant Ecology Laboratory, State Museum of Natural History,National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 18 Teatralna Street, Lviv 79008, Ukraine (Fax: +38 0322 742 307; Email: bohdan.prots [at] gmail.com; bprots[at] hotmail.com)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Government Focal Point - Mr Mohammed Abdul Rahman Hassan Abdulla, Head, Marine Environment & Wildlife Section, Environment Department, Dubai Municipality, PO Box 67, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Tel: +971 4 206 4240, Fax: +971 4 24 703-3532; Email: marabdulla [at] dm.gov.ae)

NGO Focal Point - Mrs Ida Tillisch, Acting Director General, Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF UAE, WWF United Arab Emirates Project Office, P.O. Box 454891, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Tel: +971 4 354 9776; Fax: +971 2 634 1220; Email: itillisch@ewswwf.ae)

UNITED KINGDOM - Government Focal Point - Dr Ana Delgado,  Defra, International Biodiversity, Area 3B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square,  London SW1P 3JR, United Kingdom (Tel: +44 20 7238 1184; Email: Ana.Delgado [at] defra.gsi.gov.uk) 

NGO Focal Point - Mr Chris Rostron, Head of Wetland Link International, Wildfowl & wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Glos GL2 7BT, UKUnited Kingdom (Tel:  +44 1453 891214, Fax: +44  1453 890827, Email: chris.rostron [at] wwt.org.uk)

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Erasmus M. Tarimo, Director, Wi ldlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, PO Box 1994, Nyerere Road, Ivory Room, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Tanzania (Tel: +255 22 2866 375, Fax: +255 22 2863 496/2865 836; e-mail: erasmustarimo@yahoo.com; Audrey.tarimo@gmail.com; Email: director [at] wildlife.go.tz)

NGO Focal Point - Mr John Chikomo, Executive Director, Journalists' Environmental Association of Tanzania, P.O. Box 15674, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Tel: +255 22 218 2240; Email: jet@africaonline.co.tz)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Government Focal Point - Mrs. Krishna Kali Roy, Branch Chief Global Programme, Division of  International Conservation, United States Fish & Wildlife Service 4401 N.  Fairfax Drive, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia 22203, United States of America (Tel:  +1 703 358 2645; Fax: +1 703 358 2115; Email: Krishna_Roy@Fws.gov)

NGO Focal Point - Professor Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director, Environmental Law Program, Univ at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, 519 O'Brian Hall, North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-1100, United States of America (Tel: +1 716 645 2092; Fax: +1 716 645 6199; Email: kimconno@buffalo.edu) Web site of National Ramsar Committee: www.ramsarcommittee.us)

URUGUAY

UZBEKISTAN - Government Focal Point - Mr Aleksandr Grigoryants, Deputy Chief, Biological Control Department, State Committee for Nature Protection (Gosbiocontrol), 5 Mustakillik Square, 100017 Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN (Tel: +998 71 139 4195; Fax: +998 71 135 7920 / 0761; Email: envconf@uzsci.net; info@uznature.uz)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Sergey Zagrebin, Scientific worker of the Zoological Museum of Uzbekistan's National University, Chashtepinskaya Str., 700149, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Tel: +998 712 932533; Email: zagrebin@uzsci.net)

YEMEN -

VENEZUELA - Government Focal Point -  Lic Javier Hernández, Director de Linea de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Oficina Nacional de Diversidad Biológica, Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ambiente, Centro Simón Bolivar, Torre Sur, Piso 9, El Silencio, Caracas 1010, Venezuela (Tel: +58 212 408 2150; Fax: +58 212 408 4756; Email: areasestrategicasondb [at] gmail.com)

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VIET NAM - Government Focal Point  - Dr Ngoc Cuong Tran, Head, Ecology Division, Biodiversity Conservation Agency, Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), 99 Le Duan, Hanoi, Viet Nam (Tel: +84 43 941 2025; Fax: +84 43 941 2028; Email: tcuong@nea.gov.vn; tranngoccuong2004@yahoo.com)

NGO Focal Point - Dr Van Thang Hoang, Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, 19 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi, Viet Nam (Tel: +84 4 8262 932; Fax: +84 4 8340 724, +84 4 8262 932; Email: tvhoang@fpt.vn)

ZAMBIA - Government Focal Point - Mr Godwin Fishan Gondwe, Chief Environment Officer, Ministry of Tourism, Environment & Natural Resources, PO Box 34011, Lusaka 10101, Zambia (Tel: +260 1 229 417; Email: figogmel@yahoo.co.uk)

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ZIMBABWE- Government Focal Point - Mr Steady Kangata, Environmental Education and Publicity Manager, Environmental Management Agency; Box CY 385; Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe (Tel: +263 4 705 661-2; Email: skangata [at] ema.co.zw;  skangata [at] gmail.com)

NGO Focal Point - Mr Enos Shumba, Country Director, WWF Zimbabwe Country Office, PO Box CY 1409, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe (Tel: +263 4 252 532; Fax: +263 4 730 589; Email: eshumba [at] wwf.org.zw)

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