Archive for International Wetland News

The Society of Wetland Scientists and the Ramsar Convention

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The renewal of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and the Ramsar Convention was signed during the SWS Europe Chapter meeting being held from 2 to 6 May in Faro, Portugal. The Memorandum was officially signed by the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Martha Rojas-Urrego and the President of […]

Survey of the State of the World’s Wetlands

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Survey of the State of the World’s Wetlands: tell us about a wetland you know Why undertake this survey? Knowledge about the status and trends of the world’s remaining wetlands is very patchy and limited. To improve this knowledge, and so as to better inform wetland policy and decision-making, we are conducting a simple […]

Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services (RAWES)

| April 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The approach to the Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services (RAWES) that has been developed by Dr Mark Everard and Rob McInnes of RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd has been published in the journal Ecosystem Services. The paper reviews the RAWES approach which has been developed through an iterative process of field trials at numerous […]

Building capacity for wetland site managers in Myanmar

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well informed and trained site managers are critical for the delivery of the wise use of wetlands. A bilateral initiative between the Governments of Norway and Myanmar is targeting the Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar. Acting on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd is […]

Ramsar Advisory Mission to the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site, Tanzania

| November 28, 2016 | 4 Comments

Rob McInnes, together with colleagues from the Ramsar Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation and an expert in natural resource management and sustainable development in East Africa, conducted a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM) to the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site (KVRS) in Tanzania (6-8 November 2016). The floodplain wetland system used to cover more than 7,000km2 but […]

Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rob McInnes of RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd in collaboration with Dr Mark Everard has been developing an approach for the rapid assessment of wetland ecosystem services. Training in the approach was recently provided for wetland managers from the Republic of Korea and China. Different wetland types around Suncheon Bay were assessed in order to […]

Cities and Biodiversity Outlook (CBO-1)

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Decision X/22 of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) called for the production of the “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook” (CBO-1). The first edition of the CBO-1 will consist of a global assessment of the links between urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Combining science and policy, […]

11th Ramsar Convention Conference of the Parties

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  The dates of the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention have been formally announced. COP11 will be held in Bucharest, Romania, from the 6th to the 13th July 2012. The broad theme of the COP will be Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation.

7th European Ramsar Meeting 27-30 September, Trnava, Slovakia

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 7th European Ramsar Meeting will address major themes that influence the way we will have to work to manage and use wetland ecosystems during the coming years. It will hopefully identify ways of successful cooperation between different sectors of society, administration and private business. National Ramsar Convention focal points, experts for scientific and technical matters […]