Entries for April 2004
Waterbirds, especially shorebirds are an important part of the environment, and of extremely important value to science, culture, recreation and economic development for many communities. Tidal flats around the Yellow Sea in north-east Asia are crucial feeding areas during northward and southward flights for over 5 million shorebirds that migrate every year between the Arctic and Australasia.
A report that analyses data on waterbirds and wetlands in Asia provides vital insights into major concentrations of wild waterbirds, has just been released. This report will inform national and international conservation programmes of priority sites for waterbirds and is valuable for agencies developing plans to minimize transmission of diseases, such as bird flu between farmed birds and wild birds.
The world’s waterbird populations have suffered serious declines and reductions are set to continue further unless dramatic conservation measures are taken, a major international conference in Edinbu...
On the 22nd of March 2004 Wetlands International-China has been given a great opportunity to give a presentation at the Dutch Embassy in Beijing during a high-level visit from the Netherlands. Deleg...
From 3-8 April the Waterbirds around the World conference was held. Go to the conference pages for the speeches, pictures and press cuttings as well as the Edinburgh Declaration in different language...