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!
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.
The goal of this project is to contribute to the reinforcement of the IWC scheme in Mediterranean region, in support of the work initiated by Wetlands International, which focuses on improving data quality and management. Anne-Laure Brochet will focus on building and maintaining links between the IWC and other existing projects for the monitoring and conservation of waterbirds and wetland in Mediterranean region.
Before joining Tour du Valat, Anne-Laure Brochet worked at a French regional bird organization as Programme Officer. She was in charge of the management of regional bird surveys, such as the regional Red List and the regional Atlas of breeding birds. She also worked as a research scientist at the French Game and Wildlife Agency (ONCFS) where she managed a nationalproject on avian influenza viruses in waterbirds. She also was involved in the French “Waterfowl & Wetlands network”. She obtained in 2009 her PhD in ecology from University Montpellier 2 (France), where she studied the consequences of duck movements for seed, invertebrate and parasite dispersal.
For more information, contact Anne-Laure at firstname.lastname@example.org.