[acn-l] 4th Annual International Wildlife Law Conference: Program

brij at jnuniv.ernet.in
Tue, 24 Nov 98 13:51:01+050

First Announcement

International Conference on
Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems: Conservation, Health and Management
Nainital (India), 11-16 October 1999

Sponsored by
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society

Co-Sponsored by
International Association for Limnology (SIL)

Organised by
National Research Center for Coldwater Fisheries (ICAR), Bhimtal
Kumaon University, Nainital
National Institute of Ecology

Supported by
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

International Steering Committee

B. Gopal, India (Co-chair)
M. Munawar, Canada (Co-chair)

National Organising Committee
K.K. Vass, Bhimtal (Organising Secretary)
S.P. Singh, Nainital (organising Secretary)


The chief objectives of the Conference are:
1. to review the state aquatic ecosystem health in the tropics in general
and Asian tropics in particular,
2. to evaluate the impact of deterioration of aquatic ecosystem health on
biodiversity, fisheries, and humans,
3. to review the methods for assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystem
health in the tropics,
4. to review the status of conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems
in the tropics, and
5. to formulate strategies for the restoration of aquatic ecosystem health
in the tropics

The Conference will cover all kinds of aquatic ecosystems such as rivers and
streams, lakes and reservoirs, wetlands, coastal lagoons and backwaters,
shallow coastal marine areas, and shalllow waterbodies.

The First Circular which will include more details about the organisation
of the Conference, will be mailed in January 1999, and shall also be posted
on the website of the AEHMS.

All those interested in participating in the Conference, with or without
a formal contribution, OR in receiving a copy of the detailed announcement and
future circulars are requested to communicate their name, full postal
address, fax number, and email address to the following address before
31 December 1998.

Dr Brij Gopal
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110067, India

email: brij at jnuniv.ernet.in
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