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Mahidol University: Winner of Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award and Evian Special Prize for 2008



Prof. Vichan Panich, Chairman of University Council, congratulated to Dr. Sansanee Choowaew, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Resources Studies who received the “Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award and Evian Special Prize for 2008”.

Dr. Sansanee Choowaew, Laureates in the category “Education” is being recognized for her exceptional contribution to wetland management, education, capacity building, and training in Thailand and in Asia. She has been involved in the cause of wetland conservation for more than 15 years.
Her contribution to wetland conservation and management in Thailand, in the Mekong region, and in Asia is considerable. She has initiated, led and participated in many wetland management training programmes and research programmes and has also formed a network of alumni and resource persons in Asia to continue and build on the training. She has served on several official policy-making committees in Thailand and in the Mekong region.

Dr. Sansanee is also being nominated with a highlight on her achievements in the fields of wetland education, awareness, capacity building, and training. She has published a large number of educational and public awareness material, been interviewed many times in the media, and participated in learning projects inter alia in the framework of UNESCO.

In addition to her achievements as an academician and a teacher, Dr. Sansanee is an excellent networker and has been largely involved with communities and their representatives, valuing traditional knowledge and culture related to wetlands.
She has been associated with the Ramsar Center Japan since 1992 and has taken a leadership role for wetland education activities of the RJC since then, as well as serving on the steering committee for several Asian Wetland Symposium meetings.


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Post Date : Jun 18, 2008

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