The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards for 1999


COP7The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards were established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th  Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) in order to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals, organizations, and governments around the world in promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

evian2.jpg (2371 bytes)Each of the three Awards for 1999, which were presented by the President of Costa Rica at the opening ceremonies of the 7th Meeting of the COP in San José, Costa Rica, in May 1999, were accompanied by the Evian Special Prize, generously provided by the Danone Group (France), of US$ 10,000.

The Ramsar Bureau has commissioned journalists and writers in the regions to interview and write background material, and provide photographs, on the winning individuals and representatives of the winning organizations. 

Photos of the Award ceremonies.

Individual Category, shared with Mr Victor Pulido, Peru.

Prof.Vitaly G. Krivenko

Russian Federation

Individual Category, shared with Prof. Vitaly G. Krivenko, Russian Federation.

Victor Pulido


NGO Category, shared with the Society for the Protection of Prespa, Greece.

Lake Naivasha Riparian Association


NGO category, shared with the Lake Naivasha Riparian Association, Kenya

Society for the Protection of Prespa


Government/Non-governmental Coalition Category

Pacific Estuary Conservation Program


Acknowledgements: The Bureau wishes to acknowledge the assistance of authors and photographers Alexandra Chaini (Greece), Guillermo Giacosa (Peru), Geoff Gilliard (Canada), Catherine Mgendi and Susan Matindi (Kenya), and Katerina Pavlova (Russia), as well as the collaboration of Environment Canada, Wetlands International - Russia Programme, and WWF-Greece, in the preparation of this material.

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