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International Wetlands Expert Ramsar Treaty Appointment


Davies, PE, International Wetlands Expert Ramsar Treaty Appointment, Oceana representative on the RAMSAR Convention scientific and technical review panel (2015) [Award]

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Professor Peter Davies AM has been appointed to the International Scientific & Technical Review Panel of the secretariat for the Convention on Wetlands, known as the ‘Ramsar Treaty’. Prof Davies is one of six regional experts globally to serve on the Panel from 2016 to 2018 and he was nominated as the Oceania region representative with full support from its member countries (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Marshall Islands and Kiribati). The Panel ensures quality scientific evidence for wetland policy and management – with climate change as a key challenge facing coastal and inland wetlands. Ramsar is the oldest global intergovernmental environmental treaty - signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. Prof Davies said its mission is the conservation and wise use of the world’s wetlands within the context of sustainable development. Wetlands of conservation and cultural significance are formally listed under the treaty, with a range of consequences for signatory states (‘Contracting Parties’). Australia has 65 Ramsar sites, all of which are wetlands of international importance, ten of which are in Tasmania. More information:  Ramsar Convention -

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Item Type:Award
Keywords:wetlands, Ramsar, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Freshwater ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
UTAS Author:Davies, PE (Professor Peter Davies)
ID Code:103402
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2015-10-08
Last Modified:2015-12-17

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