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Understanding NGO Perspectives on the Ramsar Convention: Survey results and case studies from the World Wetland Network

Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Start Time: 13:15
End Time: 14:45

Description:

(38) Understanding NGO Perspectives on the Ramsar Convention: Survey results and case studies from the World Wetland Network

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) play a vital role in implementation of the Ramsar Convention at the local level. They actively protect, restore and promote wetlands. Given that human and financial resources are scarce, it seems prudent that Ramsar Parties carefully consider how best to work with NGOs for the greatest gain.

This Side Event will help Contracting Parties develop a greater understanding of the role, commitment and potential of wetland NGOs to implement the Ramsar Convention. World Wetland Network members will present the outcomes of their recent survey of 190 NGO representatives from 52 countries covering Oceania, Europe, North and Latin America and Asia. More than 60% of respondents use Ramsar messages and resources for their work, and more than half are prepared to increase their role in wetland monitoring and practical rehabilitation. Find out what NGOs think of the Ramsar Convention, how they use it in their work, their capacity and commitment to Ramsar delivery and ideas for improvement. The presentation will conclude with case studies highlighting NGO concerns about wetland threats and their practical contributions to wetland conservation.

Lead organization: World Wetland Network
Language: English
Room: Punta del Este A

Location/Room: Punta del Este A,