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Grant received from ARCBC for the Translation of AWI Manual

01-Jan-2003

In January 2003 Wetlands International In January 2003 Wetlands International received a grant from the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) for translation of the recently pub...
In January 2003 Wetlands International In January 2003 Wetlands International received a grant from the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) for translation of the recently published Asian Wetland Inventory (AWI) manual into several Southeast Asian languages (i.e. Thai. Khmer. Vietnamese, Lao & Indonesian). The need to make these manual available in national languages had been highlighted in the Phnom Penh Statement on Wetland Inventory. This manual is a useful tool in implementing national or site level wetland inventories that provide critical information for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. With the provision of this grant, it will encourage and strengthen the use of this manual in Asian countries. The translated version of the Manual should be available in December 2003. The need to make these manual available in national languages had been highlighted in the Phnom Penh Statement on Wetland Inventory. This manual is a useful tool in implementing national or site level wetland inventories that provide critical information for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. With the provision of this grant, it will encourage and strengthen the use of this manual in Asian countries. The translated version of the Manual should be available in December 2003.

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