From 6 – 13 July 2012, the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP11) will be held in Bucharest, Romania. Since 1999, the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention are formally engaged in cooperation with a view to enabling the Contracting Parties to the Conventions to identify and strengthen conservation of those sites of international importance which are recognized by both Conventions. The World Heritage Centre also collaborates as member of the Culture Working Group of the Ramsar Convention.
The Ramsar Culture Working Group is organising an event on culture and wetlands in Bucharest on the evening of Saturday 7 July during Ramsar COP11.
The event will demonstrate some fascinating examples of the contribution of cultural values and practices to the conservation and wise use of wetlands from around the world. A draft Strategic Action Plan for enhancing the role of cultural aspects in the work of the Ramsar Convention during the next triennium will also be briefly presented.
Presentations will be in English. For detailed information on the programme of the event, please contact the organizing Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The initiative is supported by the MAVA Foundation.