The 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) will be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October 2018. On 23rd October at 19.40 in Room 8, the Governments of Tunisia, Slovenia, Senegal and Burkina Faso along with MedINA, IUCN World Heritage Programme, Emirates Wildlife Society, ICOMOS, MedWet, Wetlands International, Youth Engagement Thematic Group, WWF, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, WWT, Wetland Link International, World Wetland Network in Dubai are organising the side event “Cultural approaches to wise use of wetlands – past, present and future”
The side event seeks to celebrate the powerful role that cultural values and communities can play in improving conservation outcomes for wetlands, in particular highlighting the achievements of the MAVA funded project “Conservation of the natural and cultural heritage in wetlands: Global leadership for an integrated approach through the Ramsar Convention”.
The side event will last approximately 90 minutes and will host a poster exhibition, interventions from speakers, a discussion panel and film screenings.
For those of you that will be in Dubai in the Ramsar COP13, we are looking forward to seeing you in the side event.