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Asian Wetland Symposium 2017


In November 2017, “Asian Wetland Symposium 2017” will be held in Saga, Japan.

Wetlands International Japan has been preparing for the hosting of Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS) 2017 together with Ramsar Center Japan, Japan Wetlands Society and Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

The first AWS was held in Otsu and Kushiro, Japan in 1992 and then we had AWS in Malaysia, India, Vietnam, China and Cambodia. The next AWS will be 8th time.

We aim to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders and enhance wise use of wetlands in Asia through collecting and sharing the case studies of experience, skills and methods for wise use and management of wetlands.

  • Date: 7 – 11 November 2017
  • Place: Saga City, Saga Prefecture, Japan
  • Organizers: Wetlands International Japan, Ramsar Center Japan, Japan Wetlands Society, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Co-organizers: Saga Prefecture, Saga City, Kashima City, Arao City, Ramsar Regional Center - East Asia

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