The TWSG was established in 1990 and is coordinated by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), as part of the specialist group network of Wetlands International, and the IUCN Species Survival Commission. In May 2008, the group had 963 members in 145 countries worldwide.
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Aims of the Group
Identify which Anseriformes taxa are globally threatened, monitor their status, produce international action plans, and carry out and exchange information on conservation projects on globally threatened Anseriformes. To date, the TWSG has helped bring about about major advances in the conservation of many threatened waterfowl, such as the Hawaiian Goose, White-headed Duck and White-winged Duck.
Chair: Baz Hughes, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Glos. GL2 7BT, UK. T: +4.... F: +44 (0)1453 891827. E: email@example.com
Global Assistant Co-ordinator: Glyn Young, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP, UK. T: +44 1534 860000 . F: +44 1534 860001. E: Glyn.Young@durrell.org
Regional Co-ordinator for Africa, Eurasia and the Middle-East: Andy Green, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Avenida María Luisa s/n, Pabellón del Perú, 41013 Sevilla, Spain. T: +34 95 4232340 . F: +34 95 4621125. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Co-ordinator for North America: Tom Rothe, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99518-1599, USA. T: +1 .... F: +1 907 267 2859. E: email@example.com
Regional Assistant Co-ordinator for Oceania: Murray Williams, Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 10-420, Wellington, New Zealand. T: +65 4 471 0726 . F: +65 4 471 3279. E: MWilliams@doc.govt.nz
External website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/text/390/threatsp/twsg/.html
Membership of the TWSG is free. In December 2005, the group had 948 members in 143 countries worldwide. We encourage members active in threatened waterfowl conservation to submit articles to the group's bulletin, to contribute to Action Plans and to take part in activities such as workshops and other international meetings. The most active members are also members of the IUCN SSC.
Bulletin TWSG News
All members receive the group's annual bulletin, TWSG News. The bulletin disseminates new information on status and threats, promotes the exchange of information between conservationists in different countries, and encourages participation in threatened waterfowl conservation. Bodies receiving the newsletter include government departments, NGOs, academic institutions, commercial companies, zoos, captive breeders, environmental consultants, travel companies, publishers, environmental activists, other IUCN/SSC and Wetlands International Specialist Groups, and professional and private individuals with an interest in conservation.
The TWSG-Forum list-server provides a vehicle for the on-line exchange of information about globally threatened or near-threatened Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans and screamers). To subscribe, e-mail Majordomo@wwt.org.uk with "subscribe twsg-forum" (without quotes) in the body of your e-mail message. To unsubscribe, simply replace the word "subscribe" with "unsubscribe". To circulate a message to all TWSG Forum members, send your message to: TWSG-Forum@wwt.org.uk When submitting information please note that we may include such items in future issues of TWSG News.