Ramsar Technical Reports series launched

The Ramsar Technical Report series is designed to publish, chiefly through electronic media, technical notes, reviews and reports o­n wetland ecology, conservation, wise use and management, as an enhanced information support service to Contracting Parties and the wider wetland community in support of implementation of the Convention. In particular, the series includes the detailed technical background reviews and reports prepared by the Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) at the request of Contracting Parties, which would previously have been made available in most instances o­nly as “Information Papers” for a meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP). Other reports not originating from COP requests to the STRP, but which are considered by the STRP to provide information relevant to supporting implementation of the Convention, may be proposed for inclusion in the series. All Ramsar Technical Reports are peer-reviewed by the members and observers appointed to the STRP.

Ramsar Technical Reports are chiefly published in English in electronic (PDF) format – when resources permit, the reports may also be published in French and Spanish (the other official languages of the Convention) and/or in printed form. The first RTR report, Guidelines for the rapid assessment of inland, coastal and marine wetland biodiversity, was published jointly in May 2006 with the Secretariat of the Convention o­n Biological Diversity. The second, Low-cost GIS software and data for wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring, by John Lowry, is now ready, and a number of additional papers are presently in preparation. Download either or both RTR reports from the website of the Ramsar Convention.

Source: website of the Ramsar Convention

Updated on 8/8/2006 2:57:17 PM.