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10th Asian Wetland Symposium

This symposium provides a regional platform for the discussion of mainstreaming wetland conservation and wise use across all sectors of the society as a contribution to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and its strategic plan, achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the action-oriented global targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity …

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Standing Committee 63 meeting

The Convention on Wetlands has interim meetings between COPs, of the Standing Committee. This year’s Standing Committee meeting 63 was in Gland, Switzerland, in June 2024. Co-Chair of WWN, Chris Rostron, was present. Topics of discussion included the Convention’s next Strategic Plan, and CEPA (Communications, Education, Participation, Awareness). There is likely to be a new …

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Committee roles open

In accordance with our Terms of Reference, WWN is recruiting a new Deputy Chairperson. Current Co-Chairperson, Chris Rostron, is leaving his wetland NGO job to lead a Ramsar Regional Initiative, so will step down from his role. If you are interested in the role, please contact your Regional Representative. Over the coming months, the Committee …

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Path to COP15, 2024 phase

Wetlands COP15 is to be hosted by Zimbabwe at the town of Victoria Falls, in the last week of July 2025. It will be followed five months later by UNFCCC COP 29 in Baku, and may be a useful input to that for IOPs and WWN members, especially in Central Asia. We held two visioning workshops …

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Asian Wetland Symposium

The 10th Asian Wetland Symposium is accepting abstracts and registrations on the theme ‘Wetland-based Solutions’. AWS 2024 specifically aims to: Symposium structure AWS 2024 is a four-day event consisting of keynote presentations, plenary sessions, parallel sessions, side events, poster sessions, and a field trip to the three wetland areas in the Philippines: the Candaba Wetlands; …

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Support a youth focal point!

A new role was created at the last wetland COP: Youth Focal Point. The Youth Focal Point can be from government or civil society. We hope you feel able to contact your National Focal Points and encourage them to appoint someone. This may be a young person in your NGO. If the government appoints one …

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Planning for COP15

The next Conference of Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, COP15, will be held in July 2025 in Zimbabwe. WWN will start preparations with an online workshop on 16 April 2024. Register for 07.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). Register for 16.00 UTC, 16 April 2024 (timezone converter here). We invite WWN members …

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