IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEM Wetland Ecosystems Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
The overall mission of the Wetland Ecosystems Specialist Group is to develop a global network of experts dedicated to promoting the preservation and restoration of wetlands and sustainable use of ...
The overall mission of the Wetland Ecosystems Specialist Group is to develop a global network of experts dedicated to promoting the preservation and restoration of wetlands and sustainable use of their resources by maintaining their ecosystem services, enhancing their biodiversity, ecological processes, resilience, livelihoods and water, food and-health security for local communities.

Group leadership

Dr Claudio BAIGUN

Chair
Claudio Baigún is a fisheries biologist who earned a fisheries master's degree at Oregon State University (USA) and a PhD at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Currently he holds the position ...
Claudio Baigún is a fisheries biologist who earned a fisheries master's degree at Oregon State University (USA) and a PhD at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Currently he holds the position of Program Coordinator of Fish and Fisheries Program at Wetlands Internationa), is chair of Wetlands Specialist Group of the CEM (UICN) and the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Fisheries Ecology at the Institute of Research and Environmental Engineering (San Martin University). He developed consulting duties on the Hydrovia impacts in the Parana-Paraguay basin and has developed several research studies on dam impacts and fish passages performance related to migratory fish and artisanal fisheries sustainability in South American large rivers. In turn, he has large experience working with fisheries stakeholders in the Parana Delta, conducting and developing educational and added value workshops. In this region, he has also pioneered the application of the traditional ecological knowledge as well as the application of the ecosystem approach to fisheries for better management practices. Since 2015 he is focusing on climate change issues related to fluvial fisheries. Claudio Baigún has more than 200 presentations in congress, workshops, conferences etc. and has published more than 60 peer review articles in international journals and participated in more than 20 book chapters related to fish conservation, dam impacts, climate change, fishery management, fisheries governance, etc.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN CEM Wetland Ecosystems Specialist Group
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