The Ramsar Convention and urban wetlands: an opportunity for wetland education and training

Colin Finlayson, Mike Bartlett, Nicholas Davidson, Rob McInnes

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The increasing interest in the value of urban wetlands has been recognized through the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and partners. This has seen the development of guidance for their management, including the identification of key issues and potential solutions. Further analysis has resulted in policy principles and practical steps for management and restoration being suggested. The guidance provided through the Convention could provide a framework for extending the education and training programs that have been conducted through urban-based wetland centres, including the WET program undertaken by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. A diversity of future courses could be provided taking advantage of the range of differences that exist between wetland centres. Such courses can also be linked to the formal education curriculum for schools. Details of the courses, and links to the formal curriculum, provided by the Authority are provided, as is a description of the key features of other wetland centres.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkbook for managing urban wetlands in Australia
EditorsS. Paul
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherSydney Olympic Park Authority
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780987402004
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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