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Press conferences by Wetlands International at the UN Biological Diversity Conference in Nagoya, Japan

20-Oct-2010

Nagoya, Japan (CBD) - Wetlands International will hold two press conferences at the conference of the UN Biological Diversity Convention (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan in the morning of Thursday 21st of October, 2010. 

 

Press conference Thursday 21 October 11.30 am:

State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010

Wetlands International will present the State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010. Through this publication, the organisation will show how different groups of waterbird populations are doing in different parts of our world. The publication highlights why some populations are in continuing decline while others are recovering.

The State of the World’s Waterbirds 2010 summarises what is known about this spectacular and crucial element of the world’s biodiversity, about the threats it is facing and about effective responses to those threats. The state of this group of species also gives some indication of the health of the world’s lakes, rivers, marshes estuaries and shallow sea areas.

Presenter:             Wetlands International: dr. Taej Mundkur

Date:                     Thursday 21 October 2010

Time:                     11.30-12.00

Location:               International Conference Room (Room 3f) in Building 3

Contact:                Alex.kaat@wetlands.org / +31 6 50601917

The booklet and a summary press release will be posted on www.wetlands.org/SOWW.

 

Press conference Thursday 21 October 10 am:

Links between Biodiversity and Water Security

Just 0,3% of the world water resources are in the form of fresh surface water like lakes and marshes. This stock is crucial for our biodiversity, but threatened as well. The drivers leading to the loss of freshwater biodiversity are also causing water security problems like droughts, floods and pollution.

Professor Charles Vörösmarty will show the outcomes of his research on the strong correlation between global  biodiversity loss and water security problems, as published in NATURE (September 2010).

Papa Mawade Wade (Wetlands International Africa) will illustrate this with a new study on water stress in the Inner Niger Delta (Mali) due to dams and a changing climate.


Presenter:           Professor C. Vörösmarty (Director at City College of New York)

                              Papa Mawade Wade (Wetlands International Africa)

Date:                     Thursday 21 October 2010

Time:                     10.00-10.30

Location:               International Conference Room (Room 3f) in Building 3

Contact:                Alex.kaat@wetlands.org / +31 6 50601917

For more information on our activities at CBD: www.wetlands.org/cbd

Press contact

Press can contact:

Ms. Ytha Kempkes
Communications and Advocacy Manager
Tel. +31 (0)318 660933
Email: ytha.kempkes@wetlands.org

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