Annual Report 2015: Facilitating regional cooperation

China Wetlands Symposium Brings Together Regional Experts 

ICIMOD has developed significant expertise on wetlands in the Hindu Kush Himalayas over the course of a number of research projects and pilots on wetlands resources, including knowledge on improved management of wetland resources. 

A three-day symposium in Dali, China, near the site of ICIMOD’s wetlands action research in Yunnan Province, brought together researchers and professionals from around the region to share findings, provide policy input and create a platform for the exchange of information. Three Chinese research institutions partnered with ICIMOD in organizing the August gathering, Regional Expert Consultative Symposium on Managing Wetlands Ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Securing Services for Livelihoods.

50 %    of the world’s wetlands have  been lost since 1990 

5,000 sq. km. of wetlands lost annually  in Asia