The 6th annual meeting of the Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International was held from 27 April till 2 May 2001, in Roosta, Estonia..
Sixty people from 20 different countries were present. Thanks to generous travel grants from the International Co-ordination Unit of Wetlands International and the Dutch agricultural counsellors in Moscow, Warsaw and Bucuresti we could also welcome participants from as far as Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya, Poland and Russia.
The meeting was organized by the Environmental Protection Institute of the Estonian Agricultural University from Tartu, and our hosts did an excellent job in organizing the meeting.
The conference was held in a holiday centre in Roosta, some 100 km to the south-west of Tallinn, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. This centre was equipped with a conference centre and resaturant, and all modern facilities like a beamer for those wishing to use powerpoint, overhead projectors and even old fashioned slide projectors were available.
In the conference room, enlivened with many posters, we were welcomed by Professor Lembit Nei, the pro-rector of the Estonian Agricultural University.
The proceedings of this meeting are available for download