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Documentation of the Post Tsunami Living Lakes Conference


23rd to 26th April 2007 in Bentota, Sri Lanka


Conference Day I (25 April 2007)


Topic: Mangrove Restoration


Udo Gattenlöhner, Exekutive Director, Global Nature Fund, Germany


Session 1: Rehabilitation of Livelihoods after the Tsunami


Nissanka Wadurawa, National Programme Officer - Livelihoods Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), Sri Lanka


E. Abeyrathne and Harshini De Silva, EMACE, Sri Lanka


Nusrath Ghazzali, Project Manager Operations, Delegation of the European Commission to Sri Lanka & the Maldive Islands


Session 2: Mangrove Rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. Micheal Succow, Alternative Nobel Price Winner, Germany
Nyoman Suryadiputra, Wetlands International Indonesia
Dr. Channa Baberadeniya, IUCN, Sri Lanka
Session 2 continued: Mangrove Restoration
Jim Enright, Mangrove Action Project, Southeast Asian Coordinator, Thailand

Priyan Tha Shandre-siri, Nursery Manager, Sri Lanka


Dr. Onno Gross, Chairman Deepwave, Germany and

V. Balaji, Chairman OMCAR, India


Conference Day II (26 April 2007)


Session 3: Sustainable Fisheries in Mangroves


Dr. Kamal Balasuriya, Ministry of Fisheries and Oceanic Resources, Sri Lanka


Sajeewa Emanuel, Nagenahiru Foundation, Sri Lanka


B. C. L.  Atapattu, Nagenahiru Foundation, Sri Lanka 

Joyantha Samarakoon
Session 4: Environmental Education and Sustainable Tourism

T. Sooriyagoda, Director - Planning & Development, Sri Lanka Tourist Board


Eduardo de Miguel, Fundación Global Nature, Spain


Chandra de Silva, Ecotoursim Expert, Sri Lanka

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