Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring: Practical techniques and identification of major issues
Supervising Scientist Report 161
Finlayson CM, Davidson NC and Stevenson NJ (eds)
Supervising Scientist, 2001
ISBN 0 642 24367 0
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About the report
The 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development aimed to review progress in wetland conservation and development since the 1st Conference (Malaysia, 1995). The conference reviewed trends in wetland development and management, and identified issues and solutions which could benefit agencies and individuals concerned with the wise use of wetlands at all levels. Special focus was given to Africa, with the aim of developing new partnerships, networks and programs for the future.
Endorsements for the conference were received from the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the World Heritage Convention. More than 40 donors provided funds to the conference.
The Conference was opened by the Senegalese Minister of Environment and Nature Protection, in the presence of the Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs. Opening and keynote speeches were made by the President of Wetlands International (also representing IUCN - The World Conservation Union and The World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF), the Commissioner for Rural Development of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa, the Director of National Parks in Senegal, the Chair of Wetlands International-Asia Pacific, HRH The Litunga Ilute Yeta IV of Barotseland, and representatives of the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Environment Program.
The Conference included 5 workshops covering:
- Strategies for wise use of wetlands: Best practices in participatory management
- Strategies for conserving migratory waterbirds
- Integrated wetlands and water resources management
- Wetland inventory, assessment, monitoring and valuation
- Mechanisms for financing the wise use of wetlands.
The proceedings of workshop 4 are presented in this report (see following List of Papers).
List of Papers
- Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring: Practical techniques and identification of major issues. Introduction and review of past recommendations
CM Finlayson & NC Davidson
- Considerations for undertaking a wetland inventory
- Wetland inventory: Overview at a global scale
- Status of national wetland inventories in Africa
NJ Stevenson & S Frazier
- Regional wetland inventory approaches: The Mediterranean example
LT Costa, JC Farinha, P Tomàs Vives, N Hecker & EP Silva
- Developing a wetland inventory policy and process in Latin America: The Colombian example
- Renforcer les connaissances pour une conservation dynamique des infrastructures naturelles 'zones humides'
G Barnaud & J-Y Mondain-Monval
- Wise use and conservation of wetlands in Guangdong Province, PR China
- Proposed classification system for the South African National Wetland Inventory
JA Dini & GI Cowan
- Monitoring coastal wetlands in a highly dynamic tropical environment
MJ Saynor, CM Finlayson, I Eliot & A Spiers
- An evaluation of wetland assessment techniques and their applications to decision making
- Assessment and monitoring of wetlands for conservation and development in dry lands: A case study of Kajiado District, Kenya
NN Gichuki, HA Oyieke & GG Ndiritu
- Priorities for wetland biodiversity conservation in Africa
- Inventory of important wetlands in Lithuania: A case study of a country in transition
Švazas & L Balciauskas
- Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring - practical techniques and identification of major issues: Summary
CM Finlayson, NC Davidson & NJ Stevenson