As part of the global response to the disaster, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat has asked Wetlands International to work with Ramsar International Organisation Partners (IOPs) to coordinate efforts to bring together scientifically sound advice on wetlands in the region in order to assist governments in choosing the most effective response measures.
Composed of Wetlands International, WWF, IUCN, BirdLife International and the International Water Management Institute the Ramsar Tsunami Reference Group is to combine resources, share information and produce timely advice as and when it is needed.
A web-section with more detailed information on the available information has been developed on the Wetlands International website http://www.wetlands.org/tsunami/
Source: website of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands
Updated on 8/26/2005 5:03:23 PM.