Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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ECOPLATA receives further support

ECOPLATA, a project for the integrated management of the Rio de la Plata coastal zone, recently received funding (US$100,000) from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which, when added to the support already given by the other co-sponsors of the project, will enable the implementation of a number of project activities. Many of the proposed activities were recommended at an international conference, held in Montevideo, Uruguay (25-27 November 1996) on this topic. As well, a number of proposals were made at a planning workshop on integrated management of the coastal zone, also held in Montevideo (28-29 November 1996). Both of these events were sponsored by the International Research Development Centre (IDRC) of Canada, UNESCO and the Strategy for International Fisheries Research (SIFR).

Various ECOPLATA activities are receiving UNESCO's financial and technical support through the CSI platform. Some of the activities will contribute to a preliminary diagnosis (an objective of the UNDP Project Document) of the state of the Uruguayan coastal zone. Examples of ongoing and planned activities are:


For more information on these activities, contact:

Ms. Silvia Mendez,
UNESCO-Montevideo Office,
Avenida Brasil 2697, PO Box 859,
11300 Montevideo, Uruguay.

Fax: (598-2) 772 140.
E-mail: smendez@unesco.org.uy

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