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CMS 10th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Changwon, Republic of Korea | 28 October-4 November 2008
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Ramsar Delegates Discuss Finance and Legal Status

Ramsar COP 10 delegates met in plenary in the morning and afternoon to hear a special presentation on Lake Natron wetlands, Tanzania, and to address issues and recommendations arising from previous COPs, the strategic plan, and financial and budgetary issues. In the afternoon, regional groups convened to coordinate their positions and views on upcoming agenda items. Contact groups on the budget and the legal status of the Ramsar Secretariat met in lunchtime and evening sessions.

Above: Ramsar Secretary-General Anada Tiéga, COP 10 Alternate President Kim Chan-woo, and Deputy Secretary-General Nick Davidson conferred after the adjournment of Plenary.


Thursday, 30 October
Plenary

Kim Chan-woo, COP 10 Alternate President.

Abou Bamba, Ramsar Secretariat.

Batilda Salha Burian, Minister of State for Environment, Tanzania.

Maitê de Souza, Brazil.

Hassan Janabi, Iraq.

Hamid Tavoli, Iran.

Mehmet Gölge, Turkey.

Secretary-General Tiéga.

COP 10 Vice-President Patrick van Klaveren, Monaco.

The Netherlands.

Herbert Raffaele, US.

Jan-Petter Huberth Hansen, Norway.

Olga Lerman, Russian Federation.
Contact Group

The contact group on the legal status of the secretariat held its first meeting during lunch.
Regional Groups

Participants in the Oceania regional group.

Participants in the Americas/Neotropics regional group.

Participants in the Europe regional group.

Participants in the Africa regional group.

Participants in the Asia regional group.
Around COP 10

Performers played traditional Korean music on the outdoor stage.

Herbert Raffaele, US, surprised participants with a traditional Korean outfit.

Students tried their hand at Korean seesaw.

Children's art was displayed in the "Green Growth" expo.

A view of Changwon and some of its surrounding mountains, over the tops of the informational tents.

Related Links

Ramsar Convention
COP-10 web site and documents

Related IISD-RS Coverage

ENB Coverage of Ramsar COP-9
ENB Coverage of Ramsar COP-8
ENB Coverage of Ramsar COP-7
Linkages brief introduction to wetlands conservation.
Linkages Water, Wetlands, Oceans and Coasts page

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