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12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12)

2-9 June 2015 | Punta del Este, Uruguay


Highlights for Wednesday, 3 June 2015

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Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015

On Wednesday, 3 June, Ramsar COP12 met in plenary throughout the day to address organizational matters and consider the reports: of the Standing Committee; of the Ramsar Secretary General; on the implementation of the Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness Programme; and of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel. Plenary also heard a presentation on  “Wetlands in Uruguay” and engaged in a panel discussion on “Innovative Public-Private Partnerships.”

The day concluded with the presentation of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015, to honor: for wise use, Giselle Hazzan, Ein Afek Nature Reserve, Israel, for her significant contribution to the restoration, conservation and management of a key wetland area in an otherwise dry country; for innovation, Jean-Christophe Henry, Oceanium, Senegal, for restoring a highly degraded mangrove forest in partnership with Danone's Livelihoods Fund; and as young wetland champion, Jorge Emmanuel Escobar Moreno, Fundación Humedales Bogotá, Colombia, for raising awareness about the need to rescue wetlands from industrialization and development. Merit awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the wetland community were presented to: Professor William Mitsch, Everglades Wetland Research Park, USA; Professor Gea Jae Joo, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea; and Jean Jalbert, Tour du Valat Research Centre, France.

Plenary

Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention

Ramsar Standing Committee Chair Doina Catrinoiu, Romania

Ramsar Standing Committee Chair Catrinoiu welcomes the incoming COP12 President and Vice-Presidents

Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

Jorge Rucks, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment, Uruguay

Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, during his presentation

Delegates during plenary

Gordon Paterson, Grenada

Elizabeth S. Hess, Canada

Carolina Hazin, Birdlife

Laura Martinez Pepin, Mexico

Alejandro Nario, National Director of Environment, Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment, Uruguay

Alejandro Nario's presentation

Peter Pouplier, Denmark

Soleymani Roozbahani, Iran

Laurent Sacchi, Vice President Chairman, Danone, Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, and Bernard Giraud, Livelihoods Fund

Laurent Sacchi, Danone

Bernard Giraud, Livelihoods Fund

Danone's video presentation
Royal Gardner, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel

 

Camilla Chalmers, Ramsar Secretariat

 



Side Event: Peatlands, climate regulation and biodiversity in a Ramsar perspective

 

 

Side Event: Improving the Integrated Management of Sites with Multiple
International Designations (Ramsar sites, World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves, Global Geoparks)/ IUCN World Heritage Outlook and its application to Ramsar sites

 

 

Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015

 

Awarding Ceremony was held at 8 pm

The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Innovation
presented to Jean-Christophe Henry, Oceanium, Dakar, Senegal
The Ramsar Convention Award for Merit
presented to William Mitsch, Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park, USA
The Ramsar Convention Award for Young Wetlands Champions
presented to Jorge Emmanuel Escobar Moreno, Fundación Humedales Bogota, Colombia
The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Wise Use presented to Giselle Hazzan, Ein Afek Nature Reserve (EANR), Israel
The Ramsar Convention Award for Merit
presented to Jean Jalbert, Tour du Valat Research Centre, France

 

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