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Wetlands Management course in Mali

01-Mar-2004

The Wetlands International Mali office organised a national training course on wetlands management from 8 to 13 March 2004. The course was organised in the framework of the Biodiversity Internationa...
The Wetlands International Mali office organised a national training course on wetlands management from 8 to 13 March 2004. The course was organised in the framework of the Biodiversity International Policy Programme supported by the Government of The Netherlands, which aims at integrating research and wise use in four wetland ecoregions of West Africa. The ecoregion concerned is the Malian part of the western sahelian wetlands and floodplains. The 19 course participants all work in wetland resources management. The course was given by Wetlands International Mali staff in cooperation with Sory Samassékou of the National Direction of Nature Conservation, also Ramsar Convention Focal Point in Mali, and Lassana Diarra of the national rural research institute. The main subjects of the course were: • Definition, typology and classification of wetlands • International conventions and institutions of wetlands conservation • Wetlands characteristics • Values and functions of wetlands • Wetlands and Ramsar sites of Mali • Pollution in wetlands • National wetlands policy development process • Ramsar site designation: criteria and process • Introduction to the management plan • Waterbirds ecology

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