International Forum on Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation in Fujin, China

The International Forum on Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation was held in Fujin, Heilongjiang, China on 14-15 August 2010. It was hosted at Sanjiang Wetland Education Center by Wetlands International China and the State Forestry Administration (SFA). National participants were from the Wetland Management Conservation Office of the SFA, the Forestry Department of Heilongjiang Province, Fujin City Mayor and staff, and managers of National Nature Reserves in Heilongjiang Province. International participants were from Wetlands International – Malaysia, Global Environment Center, IUCN China Office, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone, the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat and two Korean local government officials from Goyang City and Changnyeong County. Presentations included understanding of wetland functions including theoretical research on wetland conservation, impact analysis of wetland functions and good managerial practices within National Nature Reserves. The Communication Officer of the EAAFP organized a side meeting with Network Site managers in Heilongjiang to discuss current issues of network sites in China and sister site arrangements between China and Korea.

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