Series on Biodiversity



 29 June - 4 July 2008, Kushiro, Japan

Executive Summary 

Participants list


Pre-workshop information leaflet

Speaker's presentations

● Jobaid Kabir, URS Corporation, USA. Introduction to Climate Change. outline; presentation; Training of Trainers-I; Training of Trainers-II

● David Coates, Programme officer, Secretariat Convention on Biological diversity, Canada. Water, wetlands, biodiversity and climate change. presentation

● Guangchun Lei, Dean, Beijing Forestry University, China. Wetlands and its ecosystem services. outline; presentation

● Seong-il Kim, Professor, Seoul National University, Korea. Climate change and biodiversity conservation policy in Korea. outline; presentation

● Satoshi Kobayashi, Professor, Kushiro Public University, Japan. Report from the Asian Wetland Symposium. outline; presentation. Wetland conservation in Kushiro and Akan areas. outline; presentation

● Yoshiki Yamagata, Special Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Global Environmental Research, Japan. Possible interlinkages between Climate Change (post-Kyoto) and Ecosystem regimes. outline; presentation

● Swadhin K. Behera, Sub-leader, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan. Introduction to climate variability and change for understanding their roles related to biodiversity. outline; presentation-part I; presentation-part II

Selected country presentations

● Naim Eqrar, Head of Geology Department, Kabul University, Afghanistan. presentation
● Julius Ibukun Agboola, Doctoral Student, Hokkaido University, Japan. presentation 
● Muthukumarasamy Arunachalam, Professor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India. presentation 
● Kamal Rai, Research and Conservation Executive Officer, Society for wetlands Biodiversity Conservation, Nepal. presentation 
● Rath Jnanendra, Assistant Professor, Visva-Bharati University, India. presentation 
● Sadegh Sadeghi Zadegan, National Project Manager, International Crane Foundation, Iran. presentation 
● Begum Ferdousi, Executive Director, DEBTEC-Development of Biotechnology and Environmental Conservation Center, Bangladesh. presentation

● Ahmad Khan, Programme Manager, Pakistan Wetland Programme, Pakistan. presentation 

Practical exercise

List of team members

● Team I Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in Ruoergai wetland (China). presentation

● Team II Evidence to actions: re-orientation of projects interventions towards climate change vulnerability in the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve (India). presentation

● Team III Conservation of Yanami Wetland (Japan). presentation

● Team IV Strengthen protected areas system in Turkmenistan as adaptation measures to climate change (Turkmenistan). presentation

Participants' case studies

Media Coverage

● The Hokkaido Shinbun Newspaper, 2 July 2008 
● The Kushiro Shinbun Newspaper, 2 July 2008 
● The Kushiro Shinbun Newspaper, 3 July 2008