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Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool wins award for “Best Interactive Web Map"

21-Jun-2011

Wetlands International is proud to announce that the Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool developed jointly with BirdLife International, UNEP-WCMC, AEWA Secretariat and Ramsar Convention Secretariat, has won the first prize of the ESRI/SCGIS International Conservation Mapping Competition in the category “Best Interactive Web Map”.

ESRI is a major software development and services company providing Geographic Information Software (GIS) and the latest geodatabase management applications which are also being used in the Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool. From over 100 entries representing countries and projects from around the world, the CSN Tool was recognized as one of the best web-based conservation mapping tools.

The CSN Tool is an open-access online resource to support the conservation of 294 species of waterbirds and the important sites upon which they depend in Africa and western Eurasia. It is designed to help a range of different users, from site managers to national authorities, international organizations and the corporate sector, access information on waterbirds and the sites they depend on. The CSN Tool supports both African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It is also relevant to the EU Birds Directive and the Bern Convention’s Emerald Network.

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