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Working Group Chair & Coordinator


The Working Group has agreed on a rotating Chairmanship. Besides leading Working Group meetings, the Chair will guide the work of the group in the inter-sessional period with the help of the Working Group Coordinator. At the second Working Group meeting at Lake Kerkini, Greece in 2012, Estonia was elected to act as Chair. Hence the Estonian government representative in the Working Group and AEWA Focal Point Üllar Rammul is currently chairing the group.


Contact details:

Üllar Rammul

Estonian Ministry of the Environment

E-mail:  yllar.rammul@envir.ee


After the adoption of the Single Species Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose a coordinator post was created with the help of voluntary contributions from the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and is currently hosted by WWF Finland. The tasks of the Coordinator include facilitating the work of the Working Group, supporting the Working Group Chair and assisting range states with the implementation of the Single Species Action Plan. In addition the Coordinator assists range states in acquiring needed expertise and financial resources by fundraising and setting up projects with assistance from international experts on the Lesser White-fronted Goose.

Since May 2009 the Coordinator post has been occupied by Ms. Nina Mikander. Nina is of Finnish nationality and has a background in EU environmental policy with a focus on climate change. Previously Nina spent four years at the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and was in charge of the national coordination of EU Environment Councils and the preparation of high-level bilateral meetings. Whilst in Finland, she was involved in various environmental legislation projects; from emissions trading to nature conservation, working in collaboration with governmental agencies and stakeholders from various countries.

Contact details:

Nina Mikander
Coordinator for the Lesser White-fronted Goose

E-mail:  nina.mikander@unep-aewa.org

Website:  www.unep-aewa.org