Norwegian Ramsar Information Centre
Management and funding
The project is run by a board consisting of regional politicians and administrators. The aim of the project is to establish a Wetland Centre on the banks of Randsfjorden, Norway’s fourth biggest lake.
The Centre will be very close to the Dokka Delta, a Ramsar site. The project leader, Alastair Brown, works at Lands Museum, a part of the group of museums along the lake at Randsfjordmuseene. See www.landsmuseum.no.
The linkage to an existing professional institution means that several aspects of the centre are already being carried out.
The Centre will focus on Randsfjorden and its catchment area. This long area (ca. 170 km) includes the protected Etna River, and the Dokka River, one of Norway’s most regulated rivers. It also includes two protected forest reserves and two Ramsar sites, the Dokka Delta in Randsfjorden, and Hynna, a peatlands area.
The whole area is ths a microcosm of inland Norway’s freshwater wetlands.
The Centre will be an environmental education centre and participate in CEPA activities at the local, national and international levels.