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Population trends for coastal migratory Waterbirds in the East Atlantic Flyway:

This poster displays how - as part of a broader initiative to strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds - the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (in the framework of Wadden Sea World Heritage activities) and the Conservation of Migratory Birds project (BirdLife International and Wetlands International) are improving the monitoring of waterbirds in especially the coastal zone of West-Africa.

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Flyway trends for waterbird species important in lakes Ijsselmeer and Markermeer

The Lakes IJsselmeer and Markermeer form the largest fresh water lake complex in the Netherlands. They have a very important function for waterbirds as breeding, moulting, migration and wintering sites. Despite having protected status under the EU Birds Directive and the Ramsar Convention several important key species are in decline and identifying drivers behind this is important for future policy and management decisions.

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African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership

Migratory waterbirds are culturally and economically important, but vulnerable to habitat loss, overexploitation and other pressures. Countries along their flyways have a shared responsibility for sustainable management of their populations. Through the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership, Wetlands International and partners support science-based decision-making to help countries meet their AEWA commitments to waterbird conservation.

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Annual IWC Count Totals: African-Eurasian Waterbird Census 2009-2011

Overview of IWC in the African-Eurasian region 2011 and annual national totals (2009-2011) 

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