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Lake Biodiversity Conservation Workshop at the Ramsar COP8 Meeting

LakeNet staff participated as NGO observers and organized a side event on lake biodiversity at the 8th Conference of Parties in Valencia, Spain. They distributed a LakeNet CD-ROM Conserving Lake Biodiversity Locally and Globally to delegates from the governments of Armenia, Australia, Bosnia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Latvia, Macedonia, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States. The CDs were also given to NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) from Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela.



List of Lakes in the World Lake Basin Management Initiative and Status of Activities  (PDF) Draft. LakeNet. 11/18/2002.

List of Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance with Lake Habitats  (PDF) LakeNet. 11/21/2002.

Ramsar COP8 - Brief Report and Photos from Day 4  (PDF) Ramsar Bureau. 11/21/2002.


Participating Organizations

The following organizations are participating in this program:

Armenia Ministry of Nature Protection (MNP)
NGO Professional Entrepreneurial Orientation Union of Armenia
Ramsar Bureau (RAMSAR)


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