Alappuzha, 3 – 5 March 2013
Replicable models of conservation methods, people and livelihoods, policy limitations and opportunities in Ramsar sites and other stakeholder discussions
ATREE CERC is hosting the National Ramsar sites Stakeholders Meet and Wetland Conservation Seminar at Alappuzha from 3 – 5 March 2013. The objective of this programme is to bring policy makers, researchers and civil society organizations of the Ramsar sites in India to a common platform and have an exchange on conservation methods and efforts in these sites so that good models can be replicated.
The focus will be on primary stakeholders: the people who are dependent on the wetlands for their livelihood. The programmes include a conservation seminar, interaction meet among stakeholders, photo competition and exhibition, exhibition of stakeholders including their products and traditions. The event is first of its kind in India and we are expecting around 200 participants from all over India. Sri KC Venugopal (Hon. Minister of State for Civil Aviation) has agreed to inaugurate the meet and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, is supporting the event.