In accordance with Resolution IX.21, the Ramsar Bureau has issued guidance on incorporating cultural aspects in the work of the Convention. ‘Culture and wetlands: a Ramsar guidance document’ has been prepared by the Culture Working Group following reviews by the Standing Committee, various Ramsar regional meetings and the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP).
The 70-page document includes a section on culture and wetlands, as well as a number of general and specific objectives with concrete actions suggested for their implementation. Certain concerns that have been voiced on the incorporation of cultural aspects in wetland matters by the Ramsar Convention have also been considered
The guidance document was presented on 1 November 2008 at a special side event at the next Ramsar Conference of the Parties (COP10, Changwon, South Korea, 28/10 – 04/11/2008).
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