Apply for International Asia Workshop on Migratory Waterbird Protection and Wetland Management

With the financial support from the Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China, the School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University is pleased to announce the international workshop on migratory water bird conservation and wetland management in Asia will be held in Beijing from June 7th to 27th 2013.

The workshop aims to share lessons and experience in migratory bird conservation and wetland management among the participants, through lectures, case study analysis, group work and site visits; to understand water bird conservation guidelines and its application in developing countries, and to promote joint efforts for migratory water bird protection and the wise use of waterbird habitat.

The workshop consists of four blocks: (1) lectures on wetland and waterbird conservation policy; wetland culture and biodiversity conservation; management of network system of the migratory bird nature reserves; technical guidelines on monitoring of migratory bird, ecological character description, management planning and CEPA program implementation; International conventions and regional cooperation mechanisms such as Ramsar, CMS, CBD and EAAFP strategies, (2) Case study sharing and discussion, (3) Group work on EAAFP strategies and (4) a field trip to Chongmingdongtan Marches (EAAFP FSN site and Ramsar site).

The 20 sponsorships are available for applicants from developing countries that are associated with the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Senior governmental officials and site managers responsible for habitat conservation and management are encouraged and eligible to apply for the sponsorship. NGOs and other institutions are also welcome to attend the workshop with their own funding.

The deadline for the workshop is Friday 10 May 2013. You can download application form here below. For further question, please contact Ms. Qin Yanxi:  [email protected].

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