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Leaders' Dialogues

Leaders' Dialogue 2 (14:00 - 15:30)

BEYOND BORDERS

A wide array of conservation efforts that go beyond borders including transboundary cooperation through peace parks, wildlife trafficking, water management or climate change, etc. will be presented and discussed.

  • NameMartha Rojas Urrego
  • NationalitySwitzerland
  • OrganizationRamsar Convention
  • TitleSecretary General

Professional Background

2016.08 Deputy Secretary General (CARE International)
2002-2008 Head, Global Policy (IUCN)
1994-2008 Senior Biodiversity Policy Advisor (IUCN)
1992-1994 Executive Director (National Parks Service of Colombia)

Education

-MA, Geography University of Aberdeen
-DESS, Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment
-Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc (Montpellier II)
-Ba, Biology Universidad de Los Andes

Introduction of the Organization

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides
the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of
wetlands and their resources.
There are presently 162 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 2,040 wetland sites, totaling 193 million
hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
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