The Ramsar Bulletin Board, 10 November 2010
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Translation of key Ramsar documents into Russian
The Secretariat is pleased to announce the completion of translation of a set of key Ramsar documents into Russian, in response to requests by, and in consultation with our focal points in the Russian Federation and other Contracting Parties that were members of the Former Soviet Union, and where Russian is still a widely used language. More [10/11/10]
BlackSeaWet: Ramsar’s Regional Initiative for Black and Azov Seas coastal wetlands
After a first meeting of the newly established management body of this Ramsar Regional Initiative held in February this year, the governing group of this cooperation programme met again on 5-7 October 2010 in Tulcea, Romania, hosted by the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority. The representatives of the countries bordering the Black and Azov Seas provided a short update on the activities by their national working groups and urged the absent countries to catch up and to establish rapidly national work programmes. More [04/11/10]
2010 SGF portfolio of project funding opportunities now available
The Ramsar Small Grants Fund (SGF) was established in 1990 as a mechanism to assist developing countries and those with economies in transition in implementing the Convention and to support the conservation and wise use of wetland resources, with a strong human and social dimension. From 1991 to 2009 the Fund has provided a total of 7.7 million Swiss Francs to 234 projects from 108 countries, providing up to 40,000 Swiss Francs (about US$38,000) per project. More [04/11/10]
Tobias Salathé, Senior Advisor for Europe is in Mikulov, Czech Republic for a planning meeting with the European members of the Standing Committee from 10-12 November. On 23 November, he will be in Strasbourg, France, for a meeting with the Biodiversity Committee of the Members of the European Parliament. [10/11/10]
Vainuupo Jungblut, Ramsar Officer Oceania will be travelling to Nadi, Fiji tomorrow to facilitate and deliver a training on mangrove monitoring in the Pacific Islands from 9-11 November. This training is organized through a partnership between SPREP, The University of Tasmania and WWF South Pacific. [05/11/10]
Sandra Hails, CEPA Programme Officer will be attending a CEPA workshop for CEPA Focal Points in southern African countries from 8-11 November in Windhoek, Namibia. She will then be attending a Wetland Link International (WLI) – Asia Conference at the Paya Indah Wetlands, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 – 25 November. [05/11/10]
The Senior Regional Advisor for Asia-Oceania, Lew Young, will be in China from 4 – 16 November where he will attend the celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the designation of the Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site in Hong Kong (on 6th November), before travelling to Yunnan province to attend the World Conference on Terraced Landscapes. The Ramsar Convention is one of the collaborating institutions for the conference which will last from 11 – 15 November. [03/11/10]
New Assistant Advisor for Europe
The Ramsar Secretariat is delighted to welcome Kati Wenzel who begins work today as Assistant Advisor for the European Region.
Nueva Consejera Asistente para Europa en la Secretaría
La Secretaría de Ramsar está encantada de desear la bienvenida a Kati Wenzel, que hoy empieza su trabajo de Consejera Asistente para la región europea.
Nouvelle Conseillère assistante pour l’Europe au Secrétariat
Le Secrétariat Ramsar a le plaisir de souhaiter la bienvenue à Kati Wenzel qui prend aujourd’hui ses fonctions de Conseillère assistante pour la Région Europe.
“State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010” launched at CBD COP10
At the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, Wetlands International launched its new publication State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010. More [29/10/10]
Ramsar news from CBD's COP10 in Nagoya, Japan
Anada Tiéga, Ramsar's Secretary General, reports from Nagoya that today the Executive Heads of the Secretariats of the Convention on Wetlands, the World Heritage Convention, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), issued a Joint Statement to the High-Level Segment of the CBD's COP 10. Noting that while they may be more targeted in scope than the CBD, they contribute towards achieving the same objectives of supporting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, each providing complementary and effective tools designed to be highly operational and to make a difference on-the-ground. The statement notes that the four Conventions agreed that the adoption of an inclusive strategic plan at COP10 with robust and relevant targets that enables the reality of each country to be reflected through their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans, will contribute towards more coherent and effective on-the-ground action. Read the full statement here. [28/10/10]
Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of High Andean Wetlands - workshop report
The VIIth workshop of the Ramsar Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of High Andean Wetlands took place in San José, Costa Rica, from the 29th of September to the 1st of October 2010. The main outcomes of the meeting were progress in the preparation of a project on evaluation of ecosystem services of high Andean wetlands that will be submitted to GEF5, the welcome addition of the Convention on Migratory Species as a member of the contact group of the strategy, and the preparation of web pages about the initiative on the Infoandina web site. Read the report from the Secretariat's Maria Rivera here.
El VII Taller de la Estrategia Regional de Conservación y Uso Sostenible de Humedales Altoandinos, tuvo lugar del 29 de septiembre al 1 de octubre de 2010 en San José, Costa Rica. Entre los principales logros de la reunión se encuentran el avance en la preparación del proyecto sobre valoración de servicios ambientales a ser presentado al GEF 5, la bienvenida como miembro de la Estrategia a la Convención de Especies Migratorias (CMS) y la preparación de la página informativa sobre la estrategia en el portal de Infoandina. Lea el reporte de María Rivera de la Secretaría Ramsar en español aquí. [19/10/10]
40th anniversary celebrations in the Americas
As part of the Convention's 40th anniversary celebrations, the Americas Team at the Ramsar Secretariat is seeking experiences that illustrate the activities related to the management of Ramsar Sites as well as experiences of schools aimed at the conservation and wise use of wetlands in the Americas. More here on management experiences and school experiences.
En el marco de las celebraciones del aniversario de la Convención sobre los Humedales, la Secretaría de Ramsar à travès del equipo de las Américas, está buscando indentificar y difundir experiencias que ilustren actividades de manejo en los Sitios Ramsar así como por colégios en las Américas que hayan contribuido a su conservación y uso racional. Más información aquí para experiencias de manejo y para experiencias en colégios aquí. 18/10/10]
Costa Rica’s Humedal Maquenque Ramsar Site
Costa Rica has designated its 12th Site of International Importance, Humedal Maquenque. The Ramsar Humedal Maquenque (59,692 ha; 10°40’N 084°08’W) is located in the northern part of Costa Rica and includes the total area of the National Wildlife Refuge Maquenque and the intermediate zone of the National Wildlife Refuge Biological Border Corridor Nicaragua-Costa Rica. More | Español [12/10/10]
SER2011: Call for Proposals for Special Sessions, Symposia, Workshops & Training Courses
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is now accepting proposals for special sessions, symposia, workshops and training courses at its 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, 21-25 August 2011 in Merida, Mexico. If you are interested in organizing a session or training opportunity to complement the scientific programme, please submit your proposal no later than 1 December 2010.
Visit the SER2011 conference website for more information and guidelines: www.ser2011.org/en/registration/call-for-proposals/
First World Conference on Terraced Landscapes - Mengzi, China
From 11-15 November 2010 the government of Honghe Prefecture will be hosting the First World Conference on Terraced Landscapes in Mengzi, Yunnan Province, P.R. China. The Ramsar Convention Secretariat will be one of the collaborating institutions. More [05/10/10]
Second ‘Information Sharing Workshop and Training on Wetland Management’, Ramsar Regional Centre-East Asia Changwon, South Korea
The Second ‘Information Sharing Workshop and Training on Wetland Management’ organized by the Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia (RRC-EA) took place from 13 – 17 September in Changwon City, South Korea. More [01/10/10]
New Project Management Officer for the Ramsar Secretariat
The Secretariat extends a warm welcome to Ms Virginie PIRENS as Project Management Officer. She will coordinate and administer the many activities undertaken and planned in partnership with, and with support from, the Danone-Evian Group. More | Français |Español [01/10/10]
International Training of Trainers Wetland Management Planning course, Netherlands, 22-23 September
The International Training of Trainers Wetland Management Planning course has just finished in Wageningen, Netherlands for 21 participants from 14 countries. This course, focusing on the facilitation of multistakeholder processes and curriculum development, is endorsed by the Ramsar Secretariat. More [29/09/10]
Feedback and suggestions are welcome to the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland (tel +41 22 999 0170, fax +41 22 999 0169, e-mail ).