Call for proposals for New Ramsar Regional Initiatives 2016-2018

Call for proposals for New Ramsar Regional Initiatives 2016-2018

31 July 2015

The Secretariat is pleased to invite Administrative Authorities of Contracting Parties to submit proposals for new regional initiatives.

Regional initiatives under the Ramsar Convention, which include centres for training and capacity building and networks which facilitate cooperation, are intended as operational means to provide effective support for an improved implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan in specific geographic regions, through international cooperation on wetland-related issues of common concern.

Parties aiming for their new initiative to be formally recognized as operating within the framework of the Convention during the period 2016-2018 should download and complete the forms at www.ramsar.org/activity/ramsar-regional-initiatives and send them by 23 October 2015 to Tobias Salathe, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe () with a copy to the respective Senior Regional Advisor at the Secretariat.

The Standing Committee will examine and approve regional initiatives which are in accordance to the Operational Guidelines for regional initiatives at its 51st meeting between 23 and 27 November 2015.