Regional wetland experts plan for Asian Wetland Symposium 2020

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) successfully organized and conducted the First Meeting of the International Steering Committee for Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS) 2020 on 5-6 November 2019 in Suncheon City, Republic of Korea. Wetland conservationists representing government and non-government organizations and academic institutions from Bangladesh, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, and the IUCN-Asia Regional Office convened to discuss the possible structure and contents (e.g. session themes, chairs, keynote speakers) for AWS 2020, and to share viewpoints on best ways forward for AWS in the future. A follow-up meeting is slated in early 2020 to finalize arrangements for AWS 2020.