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Entries for January 2007

23-Jan-2007

In Asia, 62% of the populations are now decreasing or have become extinct, and only 10% show an increasing trend. In Oceania one in six species have already become extinct.

10-Jan-2007

Most observers are members of enthusiastic voluntary networks, with professional coordination at the national level. Altogether they spend about 50,000 hours on this fieldwork. Wetlands international organizes a standard method for the count, which makes it easy to compare yearly census data. Each year, between 30 million and 40 million waterbirds are counted in every continent except Antartica.
 

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