and UNEP/CMS agreed to organise an international seminar
on Avian Influenza at the forthcoming 11th international
Living Lakes Conference.
The conference with a focus on balancing agriculture and
lake protection will take place from 29 October to 3 November
2006 at Lake Poyang in China. Robert Hepworth, Executive
Secretary of UNEP/CMS and members of the Scientific Task
Force on Avian Influenza will be among the speakers at
this event. Around 200 lake and wetland experts from 30
countries are expected at the conference.