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INFOWETLAND an Information Service from CREHO (30/07/08)
An information service from the Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO)
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to the second issue 2008 of our newsletter INFOWETLAND. The newsletter is an information service from CREHO directed to organizations, networks and the general public interested in wetlands. The newsletter is produced quarterly in English and Spanish.
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In this issue:
New Technical Officer in CREHO
Eric Flores De Gracia is joining the CREHO Team as our new Technical Officer. Eric is an Agricultural Engineer (Technological University of Panama), besides he has a Masters Degree in Biodiversity Management in the Tropics (San Pablo University CEU-Spain) y and he is M. Sc in Aquatic Science and Marine Resources Management (National Taiwan Ocean University). Before joining the CREHO Team, worked as Chief of Investigation and Coordinator of the Experimental Stations of the Panamanian Authority for the Aquatic Resources (ARAP).
WHMSI on the Net
We invite you to collaborate with us and the construction of http://www.whmsi.net. In the FORUM section you can send your comments and opinions about the webpage; besides, if you have information and/or images about migratory species that you wish to share with the users of WHMSI, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.whmsi.net has proposed itself to work as a link and point of encounter for the communication of the promotion and diffusion of information about migratory species throughout the hemisphere.
Inventory of Wetlands in Panama
A preliminary inventory of the wetlands located in Panama is being developed with the purpose of building a database that contains all the wetlands present in the territory, to facilitate the establishment of priorities for the management and the conservation of the natural wealth.
Special Issue: Migratory Species and their Relationship with the Wetlands
Counting with a Purpose
Authors: Arne Lesterhuis & Daniel Blanco. Wetlands International’s South American Program
Conservation Initiative in North America to Protect Monarch Butterfly
Canada, Mexico and the United States are joining effort to protect the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), which has become a symbol of North America’s shared environment. Thus, these countries have agreed on a plan to conserve the monarch butterfly.
Costa Rica decrees that its waters are Sanctuaries for Whales
The President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, and the Minister of Environment, Roberto Dobles, subscribed a decree where they declare the territorial and the exclusive economic zone waters of the country as protected areas for cetaceans, establishing a sanctuary for whales and dolphins.
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