Caddo Lake Institute

DRAGON Asia Summit 2009

In June 2009, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center co-sponsored a summit on the protection of the world’s deltas and rivers as part of the Delta Research and Global Observation Network (DRAGON).  The purpose of the DRAGON Summit is to forge new global partnerships to develop the science needed to inform decision-making in the Mekong, Mississippi and other large river and delta systems around the globe. Richard Lowerre, President of Caddo Lake Institute, was invited to speak on the subject of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the necessity of involving local communities in protection efforts.

For information on the summit, go here.

Papers referenced in the CLI talk (the bottom three links are to documents in the Ramsar Convention Wise Use Resource Library):

Summary of Keynote Presentation on Korean Ramsar Site, by Professor Kim Diana Connolly, University of South Carolina School of Law

African Wetlands of International Importance: Assessment of Benefits under the Ramsar Convention, by Royal C. Gardner, Kim Diana Connolly, and Abao Bamba

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands:  Assessment of International Designations within the United States, by Royal C. Gardner and Kim Diana Connolly

Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites) in Canada, by Lynch-Stewart and Associates

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