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01-Aug-2014

Georgia

Irakli Goradze provided January 2014 counts.

Uzbekistan

Roman Kashkarov from the Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (UzSPB) provided January 2014 counts.

15-May-2014

The attached leaflet gives un update on the the activities undertaken in the Mediterranean programme supporting the IWC, led by Tour du Valat. The brochure is currently only available in French.

09-Apr-2014

The proceedings of the VII Eurosite Spoonbill Workshop have been published on the Eurosite website and is freely available via this link: http://eurosite.org/en-UK/2013/11/20/proceedings-vii-eurosite-spoonbill-workshop/4229

01-Apr-2014

Germany

Johannes Wahl from Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA) provided a reload of counts until 2011.

Liberia

The Society for Conservation of Nature of Liberia provided January 2014 counts.

Mali

Bouba Fofana from Wetlands International Africa provided January 2014 counts.

Moldova

Vitalie Ajder from the Chisinau Working Group of Sistemis Group Association provided January 2014 counts.

Sierra Leone

Papanie Bai-Sesay from the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone provided January 2014 counts.

01-Mar-2014

Benin

Hugues Akpona from the Direction Générale des Forêts et des Ressources Naturelles provided January 2014 counts.

Congo

Jérôme Mokoko Ikonga from the Wildlife Conservation Society provided January 2014 counts.

Côte D’Ivoire

Joëlle Zouzou from the Ministère des Eaux et Forêts provided January 2014 counts.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Pierre Mavuemba provided January 2014 counts.

Denmark

Stefan Pihl & Preben Clausen from the Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience provided January 2012 counts.

Ghana

Charles C. Amankwah from Wildlife Division (Forestry Commission) provided January 2014 counts.

Greece

Danae Portolou from the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) provided a full reload of counts.

Guinea

Mohamed Balla Moussa Conde provided January 2014 counts.

Guinea Bissau

Joãozinho Sa from Wetlands International Africa provided January 2014 counts.

Jordan

Tareq Qaneer from the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) provided January 2014 counts.

Mauritania

Dr. Daf Sehla Daf from the Parc national du Diawling provided January 2014 counts.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment & Tourism provided November 2013 - January 2014 counts.

Nigeria

Bunmi Jegede from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) provided January 2014 counts.

Qatar

Simon Tull, Neil Morris & Gordon Saunders provided January 2014 counts for the north coast of Qatar.

01-Feb-2014

Austria

Johannes Laber from BirdLife Austria provided January goose counts for 2014.

France

Bernard Deceuninck from LPO provided January 2013 counts.

Ireland

Olivia Crowe from BirdWatch Ireland provided a new datset from 1994-2012.

Italy

Marco Zenatello from ISPRA provided January counts for 2011 and 2012.

Libya

Ali Berbash from the Environment General Authority provided January 2012 counts.

Malta

John J. Borg from the National Museum of Natural History provided January 2014 counts.

Spain

Blas Molina from SEO provided January 2011, 2012 and 2013 counts.

21-Jan-2014

The Swiss January 2014 counts have been reported in the German and French language national television news:

Germanhttp://www.vogelwarte.ch/zu-mild,-um-in-die-schweiz-zu-fliegen.html

Frenchhttp://www.vogelwarte.ch/sejour-hivernal-en-suisse-devenu-superflu1.html

The counts in Switzerland are coordinated by Verena Keller from Vogelwarte.

20-Jan-2014

Two news items have recently been published about the IWC 2014 counts in the U.A.E.:

Gulf Newshttp://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/environment/volunteers-start-counting-waterbirds-across-uae-1.1277477 (Binsal Abdul Kader)

The Nationalhttp://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/abu-dhabi-islands-paradise-for-birds (Peter Hellyer)

The census in the U.A.E. is coordinated by Dr. Salim Javed from the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi.

13-Jan-2014

The preferred dates for the International Waterbird Census count are on the weekend closest to the 15 January (hence the middle of the month). In 2014 this is the weekend of the 18 – 19 January. Participants are encouraged to count on these days to reduce the possibility of double counting birds within or even between countries. However, if for any reason it is impractical or impossible to count on the official dates, counts from other dates in January are of course very much appreciated.

01-Jan-2014

Algeria

Samir Sayoud from Direction Generale des Forets provided January 2013 counts, with support from AAO and Tour du Valat.

Estonia

Leho Luigujoe from the Estonian University of Life Sciences provided January counts for 2013.

Egypt

Wed Abdou from the Environmental Affairs Agency provided January 2013 counts, supported by AAO, Tour du Valat and ONCFS.

Iran

Hamid Amini Tareh from the Department of Environment provided January 2010 and 2011  counts.

Kenya

John Musina from National Museums of Kenya provided january and July counts for 2018-2013.

Libya

Essam Bouras from the Enviornment General Authority provided January 2013 counts, with the support of AAO and Tour du Valat.

Madagascar

Rivo Rabarisoa from Asity Madagascar provided January and July counts for 2010, 2011, 2012.

Morocco

Mohamed Dakki from Institut Scientifique (Univ. Mohammed V - Agdal) provided January counts for 2013, with support from AAO and Tour du Valat.

Nigeria

Alade Adeleke from NCF provided January 2011 and 2013 counts.

Portugal

Vitor Encarnação from Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas provided counts for January 2007, 2009,  2010 and 2012.

Tunisia

Hichem Azafzaf from AAO provided January counts for 2010-2013. 

17-Dec-2013

This annual report summarises the totals per country per species of all waterbirds counted under the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian region. The 2013 report includes counts from 77 countries between 2010 - 2013. The data in this report has been collected by thousands of individuals and collated by National Coordinators, whose names and organisations are listed in the file "Contributors". This report is in English and French.

Visit our outputs page or the water bird forum to download the report.

01-Dec-2013

Austria

Johannes Laber of BirdLife Austria provided November Goose counts for 2013.

Azerbaijan

Elchin Sultanov from the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences provided January counts for 2013.

Bosnia & Herzogovina

Goran Topic of Nase Ptice provided January counts for 2013.

Czech Republic

Zuzana Musilová from the Charles University, Department of Zoology provided January counts for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Hungary

Gyula Kovács from the University of West-Hungary provided January counts for  2012 and 2013.

Israel

Ohad Hatzofe from the Israel Nature & Parks Authority provided annual totals for 2013.

Kazakhstan

Sergey Skylarenko from the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan provided January counts for 2010-2013.

Latvia

Antra Stipniece from the University of Latvia provided a reload of January counts from 1988-2012.

Lithuania

Laimonas Sniauksta from the Lithuanian Ornithological Society (LOD) provided January counts for 2013.

Macedonia

Staff of the Macedonian Ecological Society provided January counts for 2012 and 2013.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment & Tourism provided African Mid Year counts for 2013.

Norway

Svein-Håkon Lorentsen from Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) provided January counts for 2010-2012. 

Poland

Wlodzimierz Meissner from the University of Gdansk provided January counts for 2013.

Portugal

Vitor Encarnação from Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas provided counts for January 2011.

Senegal

Capitaine Aminata Sall Diop from Direction des Parcs Nationaux provided January counts for 2010-2013.

Slovenia

Luka Božič from DOPPS provided January counts for 2012 and 2013.

South Africa

Michael Brooks from the Animal Demography Unit of the University of Cape Town provided counts from 2007-2013.

United Arab Emirates

Salim Javed from the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi provided January counts for 2013.

United Kingdom

Chas Holt from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) provided January counts from 1988-2012.

Uzbekistan

Roman Kashkarov from Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (UzSPB) provided January 2013 counts.

Zambia

Chris Wood from BirdWatch Zambia provided January and July counts for 2013.

21-Nov-2013

BirdLife Zimbabwe has contributed to the International Waterbird Census for 21 years. However, only two of the 14 most important wetlands of the country are currently covered. Zimbabwe has recently ratified the Ramsar Convention and the designated wetland sites such as Mana Pools, Monavale Vlei, Cleveland Dam, Driefontein Grasslands, Lakes Chivero and Manyame, Victoria Falls National Park and Chinhoyi Caves as Ramsar Sites. To address these challenges a strategic planning workshop was held at the office of BirdLife Zimbabwe in Harare on 5-6 November with the participation of 19 people representing the staff and volunteers of BirdLife Zimbabwe, the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the Universities of Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi, Masvingo and Bindura, COSMO, the Zambezi Society, the Wetlands Survival Forum and Kuimba Shiri Bird Park. Key elements of the agreed action plan include strengthening the network of observers through working together with other organisations, improving data management and sharing the results of the counts more widely. 

14-Nov-2013

The Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) in collaboration with the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) and under the auspices of the Pelican Specialist Group is organising a 2-day workshop with the participation of eight Management Bodies of Wetlands important for pelicans in Greece. The workshop will be held in Prespa, Greece and is scheduled for the 12th and 13th of December. The aims of this workshop is to offer guidelines regarding pelican monitoring and data collection, to explore ways of tackling critical issues of human disturbance and other threats at breeding colonies and stop-over sites during migration and finally to consolidate a mentality of collaboration between bodies working at pelican sites.

01-Nov-2013

Belgium (Wallonia)

Jean-Yves Paquet from AVES provided January counts from 1995-2012.

Cameroon

Gordon Ajonina from Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society provided counts from 1999-2012.

Greece

Danae Portolou from the Hellenic Ornithological Society provided January 2013 counts.

Madagascar

Rivo Rabarisoa from Asity Madagascar provided January and july counts for 2013.

01-Oct-2013

Belarus

Viktor Natykanets from the National Academy of Sciences provided January counts for 2013.

Belgium (Flanders)

Koen Devos from the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) provided all January counts until 2013.

Croatia

Tibor Mikuska from Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection provided all January counts until 2013.

Iran

Hamid Amini Tareh from the Department of Environment provided all January 2013 counts.

Netherlands

Menno Hornman from SOVON provided January, goose and seaduck counts until 2012.

 

01-Sep-2013

Botswana

Stephanie Tyler from BirdLife Botswana provided July counts for 2013.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided counts from February - August 2013.

Sweden

Leif Nilsson from the University of Lund provided January counts and Goose counts for the 2012/2013 season.

Switzerland

Verena Keller from the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Vogelwarte) provided January counts from 1967 - 2013.

01-Aug-2013

Bulgaria

Valeri Georgiev from the Ministry of Environment and Water provided January 2013 counts. The IWC in Bulgaria is coordinated by the MInistry with significant contributions from various NGO's and individuals, including staff from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Green Balkans.

Russia

Alexander Solokha provided January 2013 counts from the Azov-Black sea region of Russia. The counts were conducted by Alexander Solokha, Yury Lokhman and local volunteers with support from the State Center of Game Animals (Moscow) and Ministry of Natural Resources of Krasnodar Province.

Senegal

Staff from the Direction des Parcs Nationaux provided January 2013 counts via Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Wetlands International Assoicate Expert.

Turkey

Süreyya İsfendiyaroğlu from Doğa Derneği provided historical January counts from a number of years.

 

 

04-Jul-2013

 

The 1st issue of the Bulletin of the network "Mediterranean Waterbirds" is now available. This biannual newsletter (one spring-summer and one autumn-winter issue) publishes papers on all waterbird species in the Mediterranean Basin. It exists only in electronic version and is freely available on the website medwaterbirds.net.

The content of the Bulletin is in English and French. Texts of introduction and conclusion are in both languages, as well as all titles, all legends and all abstracts of articles and reports. The contents of articles, reports and news is either in French or in English.

If you want more information on this network or become an official member, feel free to contact Dr. Anne-Laure Brochet, Project Leader - Waterbirds monitoring in the Mediterranean region (brochet AT tourduvalat . org)

01-Jul-2013

Ethiopia

Mihret Ewnetu from the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority provided January counts for 2013.

Liberia

Members of the Society for Conservation of Nature of Liberia provided counts for January 2013 via Tim Dodman, Wetlands International Associate Expert.

01-Jun-2013

Cyprus

Alan Tye from BirdLife Cyprus provided January counts for 2013.

06-May-2013

Georgia is the first country to set up the IWC Observado system for their network of observers. The national coordinator for Georgia, Irakli Goradze, has used the system to define the boundaries of 12 IWC sites in preperation for the 2014 IWC and translated the site into Georgian. The system will allow counters from Georgia to directly and efficiently submit their IWC counts to Mr. Goradze, as well as share their casual observations throughout Georgia, photos, comments and much more besides. 

The Observado platform is available for all national coordinators of the IWC to adapt to their own country. If you are interersted in finding out more about the platform, visit the testing site http://iwc-swaziland.observado.org/area_lijst.php or contact us via tom.langendoen AT wetlands.org.

01-May-2013

Armenia

Luba Balyan from the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (BirdLife in Armenia) provided January counts for 2012 & 2013.

Montenegro

Andrej Vizi from the Natural History Museum of Montenegro provided January counts from 2013. This count was supported by the Natural History Museum, National Parks of Montenegro, the Agency for Protection of Nature, Center for Protection and Research of Birds, Euronatur and individual volunteers.

01-Apr-2013

Finland

Markku Mikkola-Roos from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) provided January counts from 1997-2013 for Åland Island, Finland.

Mauritania

Yelli Diawara from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin provided January counts for 2013. 

Sudan

Ibrahim Hashim from the Sudanese Wildlife Society provided counts for 2010-2012. These counts were also supported by Wildlife Conservation General Administration, Sennar University & ONCFS.

25-Mar-2013

 On March 20-21 an IWC training course was planned by  Mr. Irakli Goradze, IWC National Coordinator for Georgia, Mr.Zura Javakhishvili, associate researcher at Ilia state University and Mr. Jimsher Mamuchadze, Director of Board, Environmental Association PSOVI. A total of 9 participants developed skills in bird identification, counting, data collection, reporting and documentation, and participated in field work. Participants were also informed about the IWC capacity development initiative and the process of development of the strategy and action plan, for improvement of waterbird monitoring in the country. All the participants of the training received the Field Guide Birds of Kolkheti Wetlands, kindly provided by the Administration of the Kolkheti National Park free of charge.

The training was an important first step in identifying and bringing together the representatives of local communities from the coastal areas, for their future engagement in the IWC activities as observers. At the same time it was an important team building exercise. Training enabled its participants to receive the basic knowledge and materials about bird identification and counting techniques, however it would be still necessary in future to support the observers in improving their field survey skills, through involvement in training programs or studies.

A full report from the training team is available on the waterbird forum: http://www.wetlands.org/Whatwedo/Savingwaterbirds/WaterbirdForums/tabid/2582/aff/93/aft/92/afv/topic/Default.aspx

12-Mar-2013

During a workshop held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tunis by Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux” (AAO)1 in the presence of its national and international partners, a new identification guide to waterbirds in Arabic language was presented to the public. The 60 participants of the event, representatives of institutions and organizations working for biodiversity and natural habitats, agreed that this beautiful book will fill a need in the field of the conservation of waterbirds and wetlands in the North of Africa, the one to dispose of working tools in Arabic language.


The publication of this guide was conducted in partnership between AAO and the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife in France, the ONCFS with the financial support of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the MAVA Foundation.


During their opening speeches representatives of the Tunisian Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Boubaker Houman, and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Mrs. Marianne Courouble, emphasized on the importance of this particular book in the context of the implementation of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), for which Tunisia and France are signatories. At the same occasion the representative of the Directorate General of Forests, Mr. Habib Abid, recalled that waterbirds are among the indicators and the beneficiaries of the designation of wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention and that in Tunisia 40 sites are now recognized by the convention.


Richly illustrated, the small pocket guide allows the identification of 200 waterbird species recorded in the region from the North of Sudan to Mauritania, passing through Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Each species is presented with its vernacular Arabic names used in the 7 countries, drawings and texts of identification, a map of distribution as well as information on its status in the region. Between authors, designers, translators, national experts, GIS experts and graphic designers, more than 20 people have contributed to this work. This guide particularly aims to stimulate the International Waterbird Census in the region and is a contribution to the implementation of the AEWA and in particular the African Initiative which aims to promote this agreement on the African continent.

Click here to download the full press release.

Contact:

Arabic: Hichem Azafzaf - President
French or English: Claudia Feltrup-Azafzaf - Executive Director
Ariana Center - Office C 208/209-2080 Ariana - Tunisia
Phone: + 216 23 207 238 - Email: aao@topnet.tn

01-Mar-2013

Austria

Johannes Laber from BirdLife Austria provided January Goose counts for 2013. 

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided January counts for 2013.

Russia

Alexander Solokha provided counts by Dr. Yuri Lokhman for the Azov-Black Sea region of Russia in January 2011.

05-Feb-2013

Two new articles have recently been published by Lars Dalby of Aarhus University, using January counts from European countries. These papers assess the trend of Mallard populations in Nordic countries and the response of dabbling duck species' winter distribution to temperature. Links to both of these new articles can be accessed from our Outputs page.

01-Feb-2013

Botswana

Stephanie Tyler from BirdLife Botswana sent January counts for 2013.

Iran

Hamid Amini from the Ornithology Unit, Wildlife Bureau in the Department of Environment sent January counts for 2012.

Jordan

Tareq Qaneer from the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature provided January counts for 2013.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided January counts for 2013.

Serbia

Daliborka Stankovic from the Natural History Museum of Belgrade sent January counts for 2009 and 2010.

 

01-Jan-2013

France

Bernard Deceuninck from LPO provided January 2012 counts.

Greece

Danae Portolou  from the Hellenic Ornithological Society provided January 2009-2011 counts.

Israel

Ohad Hatzofe from the Israel Nature & Parks Authority provided data from 1997 - 2012.

Libya

The counting team from Libya provided January 2011 counts via ISPRA.

Turkey

Süreyya Isfendiyaroglu & Can Yeniyurt from Doğa Derneği provided January counts for 2011 and 2012.

Sudan

Ibrahim Hashim from the Sudanese Wildlife Society provided counts for 2010-2012. These counts were also supported by Wildlife Conservation General Administration, Sennar University & ONCFS.

01-Dec-2012

Austria

Johannes Laber from BirdLife Austria provided November geese counts for 2012.

Cyprus

Alan Tye from BirdLife Cyprus provided January counts for 2012.

Estonia

Leho Luigujoe from the Estonian University of Life Sciences provided January counts for 2012.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided counts from July-October 2012.

Mauritania

Yelli Diawara from the Parc National du Banc d'Arguin (PNBA) provided January counts for 2011.

Serbia

Marko Sciban of the Bird Protection & Study Society of Serbia provided January counts for 2012.

United Arab Emirates

Salim Javed from the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi provided counts for January 2012.

01-Nov-2012

Botswana

Stephanie Tyler from Birdlife Botswana provided a count for September 2012.

Greece

Danae Portolou from the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) provided counts for 2012.

01-Oct-2012

Egypt

Wed Abdou of Nature Conservation Egypt provided January counts for 2010-2012.

Cote d’Ivoire

Bomisso Germain of Parc National d’Azagny provided July counts for 2012

Malawi

John Wilson of Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi provided a count for July 2012

Nigeria

Alade Adeleke from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation provided counts for July 2012.

Slovakia

Katarina Slabeyova of the Slovak Ornithological Society provided a full replacement of Slovakian counts from 1991-2010

Zambia

Chris Wood of the Zambian Ornithological Society provided January & July counts for 2011 & 2012

19-Sep-2012

The latest edition of the AEWC newsletter is now available. The productiion of this newsletter was supported by the MAVA Foundation.

01-Sep-2012

Azerbaijan

Elchin Sultanov of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Institute of Zoology provided winter counts for the 2011-2012 season.

Botswana

Stephanie Tyler of Birdlife Botswana provided additional July 2012 counts. 

Malawi

John Wilson of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi provided counts for July 2012.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided counts for July 2012.

01-Sep-2012

As part of a collaborative framework to support the monitoring of waterbirds and the conservation of wetlands in Mediterranean region, involving various organisations (French Ministry of Ecology, MAVA Foundation, ONCFS and Tour du Valat), Anne-Laure Brochet has joined the Tour du Valat in August 2012 as a project leader.

23-Aug-2012

At the Ramsar Cop11, Wetlands International launched the new Waterbird Population Estimates online tool along with the 5th edition of the Waterbird Population Estimates series. The new online tool provides universal access to all five Waterbird Population Estimates editions as well as the Conservation Status Review editions produced for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, as part of Wetlands International’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.

01-Aug-2012

Botswana

Stephanie Tyler from Birdslife Botswana provided counts for July 2012.

Bulgaria

January  counts from 2007 - 2012 were provided by Valeri Georgiev from the Biodiversity Division of the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment & Water.

Cote d’Ivoire

Counts for July 2010 & January 2011 for the lakes of Yamoussoukro were provided by Azani Dede, via Abdoulaye N'Diaye of Wetlands International Africa Office 

09-Jul-2012

The latest edition of the AEWC newsletter is now available. The productiion of this newsletter was supported by the MAVA Foundation.

02-Jul-2012

Belarus

January counts for 2012 were provided by Victor Natykanets from the Belarussian Academy of Science.

Bosnia & Herzogovina

Goran Topic of Naše ptice provided counts for January 2012 in Bosnia & Herzogovina.

Namibia

Holger Kolberg from the Namibian Ministry of Environment & Tourism has provided a full dataset of Namibian counts for all years, up to and including April 2012.

Sweden

January 2012 counts & Goose counts from the winter 2011-2012 have been provided by Leif Nilsson from the University of Lund.

02-Jul-2012

We are pleased to welcome Dr Alan Tye from Birdlife Cyprus and Alade Adeleke from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) as national coordinators for their countries. 

05-Jun-2012

Ethiopia

January counts for 2012 were provided by Mihret Ewnetu of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

Germany

January counts for 1968-2009 were sent by Johannes Wahl of Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA).

Poland

Wlodzimierz Meissner from the University of Gdansk provided winter counts for 2011 and 2012.

Spain

Blas Molina of SEO sent winter counts for 2007-2009.

 

01-May-2012

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Waterbird reports for 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2007 were sent by Dražen Kotrošan of Naše ptice.

Botswana

A January count from 2012 was sent by Stepahnie Tyler of Birdlife Botswana.

Finland

Winter counts from 1950 - 2012 were sent by Aleksi Lehikoinen from University of Helsinki.

Guinee

January counts for 2012 were provided by Namory Keita of Division Faune et Protection de la Nature via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Hungary

Sándor Faragó from University of West Hungary supplied counts for 2008 - 2011.

Italy

January counts for 1991 - 2010 were sent by Nicola Baccetti Marco Zenatello from ISPRA.

Malawi

John Wilson of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi sent counts for Januray 2012.

Netherlands

Wintering, goose and seaduck counts for 1975 - 2010 were submitted by Menno Hornman ofSOVON.

Romania

Cristian Domsa of the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) provided January counts for Romania in 2010.

Switzerland

January counts for 1967 - 2011 were sent by Verena Kellerof Vogelwarte (Swiss Ornithological Institute).

Ukraine

January counts for 2005 & 2007-2010 were submitted by Yuriy Andryushchenko from the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station.

19-Apr-2012

The latest edition of the AEWC newsletter is now available. The productiion of this newsletter was supported by the MAVA Foundation.

02-Apr-2012

Benin

January counts for 2008 & 2009 were provided by Jacques Boco Adjakpa of Centre de Recherche Ornithologique via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Burkina Faso

January counts for 2009 were provided by Georges Henry Ouéda of Fondation NATURAMA
via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Central Africain République

January counts for 2010 were provided by Ambrose Zanga on behalf of David Angel Yembassafrom Direction Generale de L’Environnement et de L’Economie Sociale via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Republique du Congo

January counts for 2009 were provided by Jérôme Mokoko Ikonga of WCS-Congo via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Republique Democratique du Congo

January counts for 2008 were provided by Dieudonné Upoki Agenong’a of Université de Kisangani via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Côte d'Ivoire

January counts for 2008 & 2009 were provided by Bomisso Germain of Parc National d’Azagny on behalf of the Ministère des Eaux et Forêts, Direction de la Faune via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Denmark

January counts for 2010 were sent by Stefan Pihl of Dept. for Bioscience, Aarhus University.

Estonia

January counts for 2007 were provided by Leho Luigujoe from Estonia University of Life Sciences.

Gabon

January counts for 2008 & 2009 were provided by Alphonsine Koumba Mfoubou of Direction de la Faune et de la Chasse via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Gambia

January counts for 2009 were provided by Alpha Umar Jallow of Department of Parks and Wildlife Management via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Ghana

January counts for 2009 were provided by Erasmus Owusu of Ghana Wildlife Society via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Guinee

January counts for 2008, 2009 & 2010 were provided by Namory Keita of Division Faune et Protection de la Nature via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Guinee-Bissau

January counts for 2009 & 2012 were provided by Joãozinho Sá of ODZH/WI Guinee-Bissau Office via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Lithuania

January counts for 2012 were sent by Laimonas Sniauksta from Lietuvos Ornitologų Draugija(Birdlife partner in Lithuania).

Madagascar

January counts for 2010 were provided by Julien Rémi Ramanampamonjy of PBZT via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Mauritanie

January counts for 2009 & 2012 were provided by Yelli Diawara of Nature Mauritanie via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Namibia

January & July counts for 2002-2007 were provided by Holger Kolberg of Ministry of Environment & Tourism via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Niger

January counts for 2009 were provided by Abdou Malam Issa of Direction de la Faune et de la Pêche via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Russia

January counts for 2010 in Daghestan and 2012 in the Azov-Black Sea were sent by Alexander Solokha.

Sénégal

January counts for 2008 & 2009 were provided by Ibrahima Diop of Direction des Parcs Nationaux via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

Sierra Leone

January counts for 2012 were provided by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leonevia Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office. The team included Edward Aruna,Charles ShowersModu SeasyYatta KamaraLynette JohnMariama MansarayChristopher M. Swaray and Ibrahim Boima.

Togo

January & February counts for 2008 & 2009 were provided by Okoumassou Kotchipka of Direction de la Faune et de la Chasse via Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Wetlands International Africa Office.

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Austria

January goose count information was provided by Johannes Laber of Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH.

Botswana

January 2012 counts were submitted by Stephanie Tyler of Birdlife Botswana.

France

Bernard Deceuninck of Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) submitted the French January counts for 2011.

Montenegro

January 2012 counts were sent by Andrej Vizi, conducted by Andrej Vizi & Ondrej Vizi (Natural History Museum of Montenegro), Nela Dubak (National Park Skadar Lake), Borut StumbergerPeter Sackl (Euronatur) and Mihailo Jovicevic (NGO Center for protection of Birds). The counts were also supported by the project Adriatic Flyway.

Russia

Alexander Solokha sent counts from European Russia. The survey was supported by Ministry of Natural Resorces and Ecology of Russia Federation and the counters were Yury Lokhman andAlexander Solokha.

Sudan

Ibrahim M. Hashim from the Sudanese Wildlife Society submitted a count for January 2010.

Uzbekistan

January 2012 counts were supplied by Alexander Solokha on behalf of Roman Kashkarov &Anna Ten of the Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds.

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Azerbaijan

Winter counts from 2010 and 2011 were sent by Elchin Sultanov of the Azerbaijani Academy of Science (AOS).

Botswana

An additional count from the July 2011 census and a number of January 2012 counts were sent by Stephanie Tyler of Birdlife Botswana.

Estonia

Winter counts from 2010 and 2011 were sent by Leho Luigujoe of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonia University of Life Sciences.

Ethiopia

Counts from 2008 were sent by Mihret Ewnetu from the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.

Jordan

Counts from January 2012 were sent by Tareq Qaneer of the Royal Society of the Conservation of Nature (RCSN).

United Kingdom

January counts from 2005-2010 were sent by Chas Holt of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

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We welcome Marko Šćiban of the Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (BPSSS) as the national coordinator for Serbia. Marko takes over coordination from Daliborka Stankovic (who organised counts along the Danube) and Dragan Simic (who counted a number of inland sites in Serbia)