Wetland experts meet in Johannesburg
The Ramsar Convention, in collaboration with the Water Research Commission (WRC) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), is hosting the first workshop of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) National Focal Points (NFPs) and other wetland experts in the African region. About 60 Wetland experts from various African countries met at Emperor’s Palace, OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg as from 30 November to 2 December 2010.
The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their wetlands of international importance and to plan for the "wise use", or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories.
The STRP is the Subsidiary body of the Ramsar Convention that provides scientific and technical guidance to the Conference of the Parties, the Standing Committee, and the Ramsar secretariat.
The STRP members and observers are assisted in their work by a network of STRP National Focal Points who advise them directly on STRP matters and provide a liaison between the STRP, the Administrative Authorities and the networks of other relevant experts within each of their countries.
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