WWF representative to the STRP Eugenio Barrios attended Stockholm World Water Week from 31 August to 5 September 20114, where also represented the interests of the STRP.
STRP Chair attends SBSTTA-18 and CMS ScC-18 meetings by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
STRP Chair Roy Gardner represented the Ramsar Convention at SBSTTA-18, 23 - 28 June 2014,in Montreal, Canada, and CMS ScC-18,1-3 July, Bonn, Germany.
STRP member Sonali Senaratna led a consultation and writing workshop on poverty eradication in Lake Chilika, India , from 10-13 June 2014, with the support of STRP Vice-chair Christine Prietto and STRP member Ritesh Kumar. The workshop focussed on advancing STRP task No. 50 on Wetlands & Poverty Eradication – guidance and case studies.
STRP member Cui Lijuan hosts climate change writting meeting by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
STRP member Dr Cui Lijuan, Director of the China Institute of Wetland Research (IWR), hosted a small writing meeting on climate change, in Beijing, China, from 4-13 May 2014. Among the objectives of the meeting was to advance STRP high priority task No. 41 (4) (c) on reviewing any relevant advice provided by other MEAs, in particular the outcomes of CBD COP-11.
The STRP will be at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
STRP Chair Roy Gardner will speak at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals about 'The Ramsar Convention: A Global Perspective on Wetland Conservation'. The conference will be held in St. Petersburg Florida from 7 to10 April 2014.
Video of Deputy Secretary General's talk on Aichi target 10 available by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
A video of Deputy Secretary General Nick Davidson's talk on Aichi Target 10 at the 20/20 talks on Biodiversity in Montreal is now available here: http://vimeo.com/album/2738938/video/87026972
STRP Chair will be at a Biodiversity Offsets conference in Canada by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
STRP Chair Roy Gardner will be at the "Biodiversity Offsets in Canada: making it right" conference in Ottawa, Canada, on 13-14 February 2014. The aim of the conference is to examine the drivers, opportunities and pitfalls of using offsets for biodiversity protection; learn from the experience with their use in Canada and elsewhere; and examine how biodiversity offsets can be effectively used in the Canadian context, with a focus on emerging regulatory opportunities. See more at: http://www.ie.uottawa.ca/tiki-calendar_edit_item.php?viewcalitemId=54#sthash.HMZL5vzz.dpuf
Max Finlayson will be co-organizing a workshop on ecological character by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
STRP Invited Expert Max Finlayson will be co-organizing a Ramsar workshop on detecting, reporting and responding to change in wetland ecological character in Queenscliff, Australia, from 5-8 November 2013. The workshop will be held under the auspices of the PAGES (Past Global Changes) network of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), established in 1986 by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). Outputs from the workshop will contribute to the STRP’s 2013-2015 high priority work on providing further ecological character advice.
STRP members and STRP observers will participate at a GWOS workshop by Marcela Bonells Site Administrator 31 Oct 2014
Stephan Flink and Dave Pritchard, STRP members, along with Lammert Hilarides and Ian Harrison will be attending a Global Wetlands Oberving System (GWOS) Workshop at Ede, Netherlands, from 4-5 November 2013. The aim of the workshop is to draft the roadmap to take GWOS from a concept to reality.
Royal Gardner, STRP Chair, will be in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 27-31 October 2013, to provide technical support to assist with implementation of the Convention. Specifically, the Chair, will provide advice on the drafting of a National Wetland Policy, the establishment of a National Ramsar Committee, the creation of a national wetland inventory and a review of environmental legislation to ensure it incorporates principles of wise use and conservation of wetlands.