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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Friday, July 15, 2005

Wetland Restoration - IUCN

Google Groups : Humanitarian Information Centre Sri Lanka (HIC): Best Practice Guidelines:
a series of information papers on Environment-Conscious restoration after the Tsunami

IUCN- The World Conservation Union, in consultation with stakeholders, is preparing a series of information papers that present best practice guidelines on how to make post-tsunami restoration work environmentally friendly and sustainable.
This series of papers focuses on providing concise and specific guidelines on environmental concerns that need to be addressed, and presents key steps that should be followed. A list of important contact persons is also provided.

Topics addressed include where to reconstruct, materials for reconstruction, legal concerns, solid waste disposal, beach and reef clean up operations, dealing with invasives and restoration.
The information papers will be particularly useful to those planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring restoration work including government officials, local government officials, donors, international NGOs, local NGOs, politicians and individuals.
The series will be available in English, Sinhala and Tamil.
PDF versions of released issues can be downloaded from the IUCN - Sri Lanka site (www.iucnsl.org ). Alternately, copies can be obtained free-of- charge from IUCN-TheWorld Conservation Union, Sri Lanka Country Office, 53, Horton Place, Colombo 7.
For further information please contact:
Shalini Amarasinghe Programme Officer, Communication and Knowledge Management, IUCN- The World Conservation Union, Sri Lanka Country Office, 53, Horton Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

Tel : 0094-11-2682418, 2694094 ext - 219 Fax : 0094-11-2682470
Email : sha@iucnsl.org
Web : www.iucnsl.org


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