The 17th World Lake Conference (WLC) was held from 15th to 19th October in Tsukuba International Congress Center in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. The theme of the conference is “Harmonious Coexistence of Human and Lake -Toward Sustainable Ecosystem Service “. About 4,000 people such as governmental staff, scientist, consultant, engineer and NGO staff, participated the conference from about 50 countries.

Mr. Hitoshi Watanabe, JICA Expert, presented “Control of Illegal Hunting by Using Drones in Anzali Wetland in Iran” in the poster session under “Technical Session 6:Monitoring based on Scientific Knowledge”

The Project is now trying to share experiences of the many project activities not only for Gilan province, but also the other province and the other countries as much as possible. International conference such as WLC was a good opportunity to share the experiences of the Anzali Wetland Ecological Management Project Phase II.