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I Congreso Internacional y II Congreso Nacional de Ríos y Humedales: Colombia

October 27, 2017

The SWS International Chapter - Latin America and Caribben region, is pleased to award three memberships to outstanding participants at the I Congreso Internacional y II Congreso Nacional de Ríos y Humedales, October, 23 - 27, 2017, in Neiva, Colombia. 

Best Poster
Premio a mejor Poster
Autores: Josué López, Eduardo Chica, Patricio Campo, Ana E. Ochoa, Iván Belesaca, Andrea Maza, Ximena Palomeque, Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador)
Efecto del estrés hídrico sobre el crecimiento y supervivencia de dos especies nativas altoandinas en el Parque Nacional Cajas

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Best Student Talk
Premio a mejor Ponencia de Estudiantes
Autor: Jacobo Campuzano, Universidad de Antioquia
Implementación de áreas y estrategias prioritarias para rehabilitación ecológica en el sistema cenagoso de Ayapel Córdoba

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Best Wetland Picture
Premio a mejor Fotografía
Klaudia Cárdenas, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Alexander von Humboldt
Nombre de la foto: Pescador en Ciénaga de Palo

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The International Chapter - Latin and Caribben region is also pleased to provide a presentation recording from I Congreso Internacional y II Congreso Nacional de Ríos y Humedales. Classification of macrohabitats: a powerful tool for comparative studies, sustainable development and environmental impact analysis in wetlands was presented by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Junk (wjj@evolbio.mpg.de) from the National Institute for Science and Technology in Wetlands (INCT-INAU), Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) in Cuiabá, Brazil. 

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View the presentation: 
Without subtitles: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5603423902788522753 
With subtitles: http://sws.ontrapages.com/youtuberegistration 

A Wetland Declaration was signed by over 550 participants at the conference. Read the Declaration.

2016 National Wetlands Indaba: South Africa 

November 11, 2016 -
South Africa’s annual National Wetlands Indaba (NWI) was held at the Swadini Resort in Mpumalanga Province over the period 25 to 28 October 2016, with 200 delegates attending the meeting from all over the country.  The word “indaba” is a Zulu word referring to important conferences held by traditional tribal leaders to discuss important matters.  The word today has widespread usage in South Africa to refer to a “gathering” or “meeting”.  Attendees at these meetings include wetland scientists, practitioners, decision-makers, NGO’s and other interested parties who gather to talk about wetland matters in the country. Continue reading here.

For the program and presentations, please visit http://nwi16.wetlands.web.za/programme.htm.

Click here to see more images from the 2017 Indaba.

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