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Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

6-13 July 2012 | Bucharest, Romania

Ramsar COP11On Thursday, 12 July, COP 11 met in plenary throughout the day. The plenary addressed the reports of the Credentials Committee and on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the preceding sessions. The plenary discussed the draft resolution on the institutional host of the Ramsar Secretariat. The plenary then commenced adopting conference resolutions and recommendations, including on: financial and budgetary matters; adjustments to the strategic plan 2009-2015 for the 2013-2015 triennium; the status of sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance; partnerships and synergies with multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and other institutions; wetlands and health - taking an ecosystem approach; an integrated framework for linking wetland conservation and wise use with poverty eradication; ensuring efficient delivery of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention for 2013-2015; and adjustments to the modus operandi of the STRP for the 2013-2015 triennium. The plenary also began consideration of the revised draft amendment on Wetlands and Sustainable Development. The contact group on climate change and wetlands also met.

A number of side events convened in the afternoon and evening, including: conserving the "Amazon of Europe" towards a penta-lateral UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube; attuning infrastructure development and preservation of peri-urban wetlands in the Bay of Panama Ramsar Site; the disappearing tidal flats of the East-Asian-Australasian flyway; "For Peat's Sake" - arctic wetlands in a changing world; integrated management in the Tigris and Euphrates basins; a national action plan for wetlands and an association of Ramsar Site managers; synergies and cooperation - options for the biodiversity-related agreements; how to link wetlands conservation and wise use with poverty alleviation; and "My home, my island and my wetlands."
Conferring on the dais
COP 11 President Mihail Fâcă, conference officer Anda-Ilona Serban, and Ramsar Deputy Secretary General Nick Davidson conferred during plenary.
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Plenary
Mihail Fâcă
COP 11 President Mihail Fâcă.
Anada Tiéga
Ramsar Secretary General Anada Tiéga.
Nick Davidson
Ramsar Deputy Secretary General Nick Davidson.
Erick Fernando Cabrera Castellanos
Erick Fernando Cabrera Castellanos, Guatemala, delivered the report of the Credentials Committee.
Malta Qwathekana
Malta Qwathekana, South Africa.
Peter Pouplier
Peter Pouplier, Denmark.
Abdou Salam Kane
Abdou Salam Kane, Senegal.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts, Canada.
Manuel Dengo
Manuel Dengo, Costa Rica.
Yoliangel Rivas Orta
Yoliangel Rivas Orta, Venezuela.
Hector Conde
Hector Conde, Cuba.
Nana Aboubakar Djalloh
Nana Aboubakar Djalloh, Cameroon.
Plenary dais shot

A view of the dais during plenary.

Ainsley Henry
Ainsley Henry, Jamaica.
Silvano Vergara
Silvano Vergara, Panama.
Angela Patricia Rivera
Angela Patricia Rivera, Colombia.
Kenneth Uiseb
Kenneth Uiseb, Namibia.
Herbert Raffaele
Herbert Raffaele, United States.
Raymundo Santos Rocha Magno
Amb. Raymundo Santos Rocha Magno, Brazil.
Tiina Niikkonen
Finance and Budget Committee Chair Tiina Niikkonen, Finland.
María Cristina de la Garza Sandoval
Amb. María Cristina de la Garza Sandoval, Mexico.
Juteau Tousse
Juteau Tousse, Cameroon.
Kathleen Kutschenreuter
Kathleen Kutschenreuter, United States.
Philmore James
Philmore James, Antigua and Barbuda.
Grégoire Nkeoua
Grégoire Nkeoua, Congo.
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Philatelic Special Presentation
Catalina Ionescu
Catalina Ionescu, Romfilatelia, presented a special collection of postal stamps and items celebrating Ramsar wetlands in Romania.
Stamps
A slide showed the five new stamps.
Philatelic delegates
Delegates waited to buy philatelic items.
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Side Events
Arctic Peatlands Side Event

The Council for Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) presented a side event on peatlands in the Arctic.

Tidal Flats Side Event
BirdLife International and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership presented a side event on disappearing tidal flats of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Bay of Panama Side Event
The company Odebrecht presented a side event on infrastructure development and preservation of peri-urban wetlands in the Bay of Panama Ramsar Site.
Mura-Drava-Danube Side Event

WWF-Austria presented a side event on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube.

SPREP Side Event

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme presented an evening side event on "My home, My Island and My Wetlands."

Synergies Side Event
UNEP-WCMC and the Ministry of Environment of Finland presented a side event on options for synergies and cooperation between the biodiversity-related agreements.
French Action Plan Side Event
The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing presented a national action plan for wetlands and an association of Ramsar site managers.
Tigris and Euphrates Side Event

The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources and the Centre for Restoration of Iraqi Marshlands presented a side event on integrated management in the Tigris and Euphrates basins.

Poverty Alleviation Side Event

The Ramsar Centre for East Africa and NigerWet presented a side event on linking wetlands conservation and wise use with poverty alleviation.

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Around the COP
Louise Duff and Christine Prietto
Louise Duff, WetlandCare Australia, interviewed Christine Prietto of the Ramsar CEPA panel, for WetlandCare's Vox Pops series of short videos.
Morning huddle
A small huddle before the day's meeting.
Quiet corridor
Arches in a quiet corridor.
AEWA-CAFF Agreement

At the end of the side event on synergies, Bert Lenten, UNEP/CMS, and Tom Barry, CAFF, signed an agreement between the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement and CAFF while Barbara Ruis, UNEP, looked on.

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Related Links
Meeting resources
*Ramsar Convention website
*Ramsar COP11 website
*Ramsar COP11 provisional agenda
*Ramsar COP11 documents
*Draft resolutions
*Fortieth Anniversary booklet
*Convention introductory brochure
*Convention brief history
*Host Country web site

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