Highlights for Thursday, 1 November 2007

On Thursday morning, Gabriele Obermayr, Austria, chaired a session on “Wetlands and freshwater resources.”

Nick Davidson, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, addressed the role of wetlands for water and people. Terje Tvedt, University of Bergen, Norway, discussed river controls and biodiversity. Wouter van de Bund, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy, elaborated on biodiversity aspects of the European Union’s Water Framework Directive.

On Thursday morning and afternoon, a session on “Marine resources and biodiversity” was chaired by Isabel Sousa Pinto, University of Porto, Portugal.

Jackie Alder, University of British Columbia, Canada, explored the state of marine biodiversity and marine ecosystems. Kenneth Sherman, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US, discussed ecosystem-based biodiversity conservation in relation to large marine ecosystems. Ricardo Serrão Santos, University of the Azores, Portugal, talked about the conservation and utilization of biodiversity on seamounts. Salvatore Arico, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), presented on deep sea genetic resources. Devin Bartley, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), discussed the ecosystem approach as it relates to fisheries and biodiversity conservation. Anne Martinussen, WWF-Norway, addressed the management of coastal resources.

Peter Bridgewater, UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee, moderated a panel discussion on how to secure marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.

Wetlands and freshwater resources
Nick Davidson
Terje Tvedt
Wouter van de Bund
Nick Davidson, Ramsar Convention.
Terje Tvedt, University of Bergen, Norway.
Wouter van de Bund, European Commission Joint Research Institute, Italy.
Germany
Liberia
Horst Korn, Germany.
Jonathan Davies, Liberia.
Ecuador
Senegal
Antonio Matamoros, Ecuador.
Demba Mamadou Ba, Senegal.
Marine resources and biodiversity
Jackie Alder
Kenneth Sherman
Ricardo Serrão Santos
Jackie Alder, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Kenneth Sherman, NOAA, US.
Ricardo Serrão Santos, University of the Azores, Portugal.
Salvatore Arica
Devin Bartley
Anne Martinussen
Salvatore Arico, UNESCO.
Devin Bartley, FAO.
Anne Martinussen, WWF-Norway.
Norway
Denmark
Brit Fisknes, Norway.
Christian Prip, Denmark.
Norway
Pakistan
Steven Njinyma Ngwa, Cameroon.
Rizwan Irshad, Pakistan.
Plenary
How do we secure marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction?
Panel
From left to right: Devin Bartley, FAO, Jeffrey McNeely, IUCN, Stefan Leiner, European Commission, Peter Bridgewater, UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (moderator), Jackie Alder, University of British Columbia, Canada, Kenneth Sherman, NOAA, US, and Salvatore Arico, FAO.
BioNet
UK
UNEP WCMC
Richard Smith, BioNET International.
Diana Mortimer, UK.
Jon Hutton, UNEP WCMC.
Reception hosted by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management
Artist
Musicians
Artists
Delegates
SBSTTA Chairs
Delegates
Delegate
ENB
Delegate
Artist and delegates
Snapshots
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