Along the migratory flyway between the Northwest Russian Arctic and West Africa, we are protecting wetlands and waterbirds by developingregional long-term wetland conservation and wise-use strategies. Our goal is to bring together people in the countries across the flyway in Africa, the EU and Russia through networking tools for wetland managers and the development of local conservation action and monitoring.
The Waterbird Population Estimates (WPE) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide. This project has been developed by Wetlands International with the support of Environment Canada and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Visit the Waterbird Population Estimates Database
The Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool is an award winning online resource that provides information on 294 waterbird species and the important wetlands upon which they depend in Africa and Western Eurasia. This tool provides users with direct access to both International Waterbird Census and Important Bird Area counts, as well as a range of analytical and explorative tools.
The Follow the Bird! project ran from 2008 to 2010 and demonstrated the vital importance of a network of good quality wetlands along migratory bird flyways and the link of these wetlands to the livelihoods of people.
The ambassadors of the project were birds equipped with satellite-transmitters. The migration routes of ten Purple Herons were followed on the Internet at Follow the Bird!
The 31st Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists (IUGB) will take place in Brussels, Belgium between Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th August 2013. There will be a special meeting about the reestablishment of the Wetlands International Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group at the Conference. Visit the website for more information: www.iugb2013.be.
The next EBCC conference will take place in September 2013, in Cluj, Romania.
It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 19th Conference of the European Bird Census Council, organised jointly by Babes-Bolyai University, Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) and Milvus Group - Bird and Nature Protection Society. EBCC conferences are held every three years, bringing together people involved in bird monitoring, research and conservation across Europe and beyond. Topics are varied, ranging from the results of new common bird monitoring programmes, waterbird monitoring and atlases, studies of causes of population change, demography or distribution in European birds, studies of the effectiveness of conservation action and the impact of government policies, new technologies, methods or analytical techniques, the use of birds as indicators, and the development of citizen science projects.
Stephanie Tyler from Birdlife Botswana provided a count for September 2012.
Danae Portolou from the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) provided counts for 2012.
Wed Abdou of Nature Conservation Egypt provided January counts for 2010-2012.
Bomisso Germain of Parc National d’Azagny provided July counts for 2012
John Wilson of Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi provided a count for July 2012
Alade Adeleke from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation provided counts for July 2012.
Katarina Slabeyova of the Slovak Ornithological Society provided a full replacement of Slovakian counts from 1991-2010
Chris Wood of the Zambian Ornithological Society provided January & July counts for 2011 & 2012
The latest edition of the AEWC newsletter is now available. The productiion of this newsletter was supported by the MAVA Foundation.
Elchin Sultanov of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Institute of Zoology provided winter counts for the 2011-2012 season.
Stephanie Tyler of Birdlife Botswana provided additional July 2012 counts.
John Wilson of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi provided counts for July 2012.
Holger Kolberg from the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism provided counts for July 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.
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.
Stephanie Tyler from Birdslife Botswana provided counts for July 2012.
January counts from 2007 - 2012 were provided by Valeri Georgiev from the Biodiversity Division of the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment & Water.
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
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Ramsar Site Information Service
Critical Wetland Sites for Waterbirds Tool (CSN)
Waterbird Population Estimates Database