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31 Jan
Ceremonial meeting of the Coordination Board for the issues of wetlands conservation, it’s balanced use and restoration in Ukraine was held at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
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On January 31, 2014 ceremonial meeting of the Coordination Board for the issues of wetlands conservation, it’s balanced use and restoration was held at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine on occasion of World Wetlands Day, that would take place on February, 2nd. The event was headed by the Minister Oleg Proskuriakov.

In this year World Wetlands Day is celebrated under the slogan: “Wetlands and agriculture as the partners for development”

Convention on Wetlands, that have an international importance like the main habitat of the aquatic birds, was adopted on February the 2nd, 1971. This year convention celebrates its 43rd anniversary.

In 2014 Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources plans to foster the efforts on the improvement of normative regulation basis and creation of the effective management system for wetlands, organization of monitoring of the condition of wetlands and ecological educational training events with the assistance of Nature Reserve Fund institutions and other interested parties” – said the Minister Oleg Proskuriakov.

“Practical implementation of the priority tasks in the improvement of the wetlands conservation is possible only upon the condition of combining the efforts of all the government and non-government organizations,  institutions, and the society. I hope that you will join us and make your contribution into conservation and restoration of wetlands, that are very important for the nature and agriculture” - said the Minister

Issues of the implementation of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention about the wetlands that have international importance in Ukraine mainly as the habitat for the aquatic birds and also about the cooperation of the nature protection organizations and agricultural enterprises in accordance with the slogan “Wetlands and agriculture as the partners for development”. Directors of the agricultural enterprises which work is concerned with wetlands were invited to the participation in the meeting.

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