The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization convened a workshop, 28-31 August 2006 in Khao Lak, Thailand, on “Coastal protection in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami: what role for forests and trees?”. The sessions “represented a unique opportunity for foresters, oceanographers, coastal planners and engineers, social scientists, and development practitioners to meet and discuss the role of forests and trees in coastal protection. The results of the discussions helped highlight the value of multidisciplinary collaboration for designing effective measures for coastal protection, based on solid scientific knowledge and practical experience.” The Conclusions and Recommendations of the meeting, which are relevant to implementation of Ramsar Resolution IX.9, can be read here in PDF format, and much more information can be sought on the FAO Web site in this address.
Source: website of the Ramsar Convention
Updated on 10/13/2006 3:15:46 PM