Entries for August 2004
The RIZA Wetland Advisory and Training Centre (WATC) and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education have jointly launched the Wetland Professionals Platform. The platform will provide space for wetland professionals worldwide to interact, exchange information, announce events and training opportunities. Visit, use and bookmark www.wetlandprofessionals.org.
Presented in honour of Luc Hoffmann, one of the founders of Wetlands International, the award has been established in recognition of his outstanding legacy and achievements in wetlands science and conservation.
The Wetlands International Black Sea Programme and the Institute of Ecology (INECO) of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine organised a training course for NGO representatives. This course on Public Participation in Conservation of Small Rivers took place in Kyiv from 12-18 July 2004. Click here for the report and pictures.
The Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute is organising the International Course on African Wetland Management (ICAWM). The ICAWM, formerly known as The East African Wetland Management Course, is designed for those actively involved in either inland or coastal wetland management. It will be held in Naivasha, Kenya from 13 October - 23 November.
Wetlands International is establishing a Working Group on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction. The first workshop of the Working Group was held in Wageningen, the Netherlands on 27 August 2004
On 4 August the International Seminar on Jiuduansha Wetlands Nature Reserve was held in Shanghai, China. Wetlands International President Dr. Max Finlayson presented the opening speech, which you can read here.