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Message of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the International Wildland Fire Summit

CBD Statement to the International Wildland Fire Summit, Sydney, Australia, 8 October, 2003 Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary of the CBD, congratulates the organizers of the Summit, stating: "as the effects of uncontrolled fires are likely to transcend political boundaries, international and regional co-operation in sharing information to promote more effective fire management that explicitly integrates institutional, policy, and scientific aspects is needed… the International Wildland Fire Summit represents a timely initiative."

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