Establishing a regional collaborative platform for wise use of wetland in South Asia

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Mr. Manjula Amararathna (Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka) Presenting on Colombo Ramsar Wetlands City accreditation at the roundtable meeting of Ramsar national focal points of the South Asia region, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2 – 3, 2019

 

Wetlands International South Asia (WISA) joined hands with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka to bring together Ramsar wetland focal point representatives from South Asia countries to chalk out a pathway for collaborative action. Representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and, Sri Lanka shared success and challenges in wetlands conservation in their country, and also identified areas of mutual learning. Capacity development and wetland management emerged as a priority need for the region.