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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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Far-Ranging Discussions at Ramsar COP 10

On Friday morning, most regional groups reconvened to coordinate their positions. Delegates met in plenary and contact group sessions in the morning and afternoon. In plenary, delegates heard a special presentation on interactions between human health and wetlands, and a report from the contact group on the legal status of the secretariat.

They then considered draft resolutions on: regional initiatives; the Ramsar Small Grants Fund; scheduling future COPs; establishing a transition committee within the Management Working Group; Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness; future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention; the Modus Operandi of the Scientific and Technical Research Panel (STRP); private-sector partnerships. Contact groups on the budget and the legal status of the Ramsar Secretariat met in morning and evening sessions.

Above: Latin American delegates conferred during the afternoon plenary.


Friday, 31 October
Plenary


Rebecca D'Cruz, Vice Chair of STRP.

Herbert Raffaele, US, Chair of the Standing Committee Sub-group on Finance.

Sun Guoshun, China.

Tony Slatyer, Australia.

Noor Hidayat, Indonesia.

Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland.

United Kingdom.

Heather MacKay, STRP Chair.

Enrique Barraza, El Salvador.

Peter Herkenrath, UNEP-WCMC.

Karen Jenderedjian, Armenia.

Ramsar Secretary-General Anada Tiéga.
Korean Events

In the evening, delegates attended informational events on topics specific to Korea.
Around COP 10

Traditional Korean dramatic performances drew crowds to the outdoor stage.
Local staff helped cameramen locate speakers in the vast, crowded conference hall.

Related Links

Ramsar Convention
COP-10 web site and documents

Related IISD-RS Coverage

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

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