Monday, June 26, 2006

Ramsar and GTOS MOU

The Ramsar Convention secretariat and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for joint actions related to “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world” earlier this month. The GTOS Programme, and in particular its Coastal-GTOS Initiative, plays a role in monitoring and assessing wetland ecosystems in order to address loss and degradation.

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